Mum faces backlash after giving daughter lumps of coal for Christmas
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A mum has caused controversy on TikTok after uploading a video of her daughter opening coal on Christmas morning because of her bad behaviour. Take a look:
On her video, she wrote: “Controversial parenting. When I warn my daughter she’s going to get coal in her stocking if she doesn’t act better… Santa follows through!”
It’s worth noting that she didn’t just get her daughter coal for Christmas - she also treated her to an array of gifts, which she pulled out appreciatively from her red sack.
This was before getting to the bottom, where she found small lumps of coal with a puzzled look on her face.
The mum can be heard saying: “Did you get a little bit of coal?”
And she replied: “That’s okay.”
Seems as though she wasn’t as bothered about the lumps of coal as much as her face said she was!
But users and fellow parents immediately put their thoughts in the comments section of the video, which now has nearly 200K likes.
One person said: “My parents did this and it literally ruined Christmas. I cried all day.”
Another said: “Doesn’t make it okay, she’s like three. She’ll be discussing this in therapy when she’s an adult.”
We’re not sure if we would go that far…
Another person shared their childhood experiences with Christmas, saying: “My mum would say he’d bring potatoes.
“I got a netball one year and mum put it in a box to wrap it, and I thought I had been bad and had ended up with potatoes. I cannot tell you how relieved seven-year-old me was!”
One pointed out that her reaction wasn't even that bad, saying: “I think as long as it’s just a little bit and she’s still getting something she wants it seems okay.
“She didn’t get upset so that’s good"
However, the mum has spoken out in her defence, as she claimed in response to one comment that her daughter was actually a ‘really good girl’.
In fact, so good that she actually told her that she was going to Disney World right after this clip had been filmed… we would have loved to see her reaction to that!
Other mums have also come to her defence, with one saying she will also be doing this with her child.
She said: “Yup mine's definitely getting one and she has been warned lol!”
What do you think on this style of parenting?