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Denise Abbott, Ohio Mom, Uses Facebook Photo To Punish Teenage Daughter (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: Updated: 05/21/2012 3:37 pm

"I do not know how to keep my [mouth shut]. I am no longer allowed on Facebook or my phone. Please ask why."

Those are the words written across a Facebook photo of one Ohio teen, who's featured with a red "X" across her mouth.

Denise Abbott said her 13-year-old daughter, Ava, was being disrespectful, so she took to the social networking site, which Ava often frequents, to make a point.

"I decided to do something that I know would totally impact her, and that the next time she started that, she'd think 'I don't want my face all over Facebook again with a red 'X' over my mouth,''' Abbott told NBC.

Knowing that her daughter was fit to handle her punishment, Abbott said she doesn't regret her actions.

"You have to adapt your parenting skills with the times," she told NBC.

Still, some parents say public humiliation isn't the best way to teach children a lesson.

"Facebook is a social media site for people to interact. NOT a place where you can humiliate your child," "kirby," a Chicago Now blogger, wrote.

"It's a lot more difficult to find an appropriate punishment and actually stick with it, than to act like a child and try to 'get back' at them for being mean to you," she added.

Abbott's actions call to mind the tactics of one North Carolina father, who shot his daughter's laptop and posted the video on Facebook after his 15-year-old wrote a disrespectful message about her parents.

Tommy Jordan's methods drew national criticism, but the father said he stood by what he did.

Jordan's daughter, Hannah Marie, said she thought her dad "overreacted a bit" but that she understood why he did it.

Abbott's daughter Ava took the same stance: "I feel like I deserved it because I was mean to my mom and spoke disrespectful to her in front of my friends," she told NBC in an email.

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