Mom Arrested After Daughter's Punishment

Shaved 12-year-old's head, made her wear diaper outside

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 9, 2012 4:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Minnesota woman was arrested this week after shaving her daughter's head and forcing her to pick up garbage and do windsprints wearing nothing but a tank top and a diaper. The mother allegedly imposed this punishment—which she dubbed "diaper duty"—because she wasn't happy with the 12-year-old's grades, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Neighbors called police after seeing the girl outside crying and begging to be let back inside.

By the time police showed up, the girl had been outside in the diaper for half an hour, and they described her as hysterical. They arrested the mother, 38, and her boyfriend on suspicion of misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child. One neighborhood boy said it wasn't the girl's first humiliation either—he'd seen her and her younger sister picking up garbage in diapers a month earlier.

Shaving your daughter's hair off is not a good punishment for poor schoolwork.
Shaving your daughter's hair off is not a good punishment for poor schoolwork.   (Shutterstock)
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