Holly - posted on 03/18/2015 ( 13 moms have responded )
My twelve-year-old daughter and a couple of her friends, for the last few months, have been posting some very offensive stuff on the Internet about a teacher at their school. They made some inappropriate videos supposedly about her and posted them on youtube, pretended to be her on some different sites, and basically insulted her to each other and others. They even made some inappropriate sexual comments!
The school found out about this just today and my daughter and the other girls are suspended for Monday and Tuesday, but I think they got off lightly. Should I give my daughter a spanking for what she did? It was way beyond the pale and as of yet she says she doesn't know why she initiated it (she was the ringleader in this plan to destroy the reputation of a teacher who has been nothing but good and gracious to her), just that "they were bored". Even now, the teacher says she forgives them and not to be too upset at them and punish them too much. I am APPALLED at my daughter's lack of remorse for this terrible thing.
The usual punishment for things this serious in our home is usually a spanking (even though I haven't had to spank my eldest for two years now). Should I spank her and how should I do it? I used to do a hairbrush on her bare bottom when she did things this serious in the past; should I?