VIDEO – Denver Mom Shames 13 Yr Old Daughter

Denver mom Val Starks shames daughter on Facebook for posing as 19 and posting racy pictures

Good for Mom I say.

  • mauser 98

    some wretched Obot lawyer will sue mom for child abuse

    • I do not doubt it.

    • Frau Katze

      Wouldn’t surprise me. Good to see there are some moms trying to hold back the tide (and believe, I remember my 13-year old daughter, too.)

    • I hope so.

  • Brett_McS

    A character in a C.S.Lewis novel – I’ve forgotten which, but I think it was one of the Narnia stories – states the rule (which Lewis himself probably didn’t agree with) that women aim for the age of 19: those who are younger than 19 want to be 19 and those who are older than 19 want to be 19.

  • mobuyus

    I guess she just wanted to be some unemployed, unemployable layabout thug’s ho.

  • BTW, this woman is a c*** “You barely know how wipe your ass/butt good, right?” Seriously, how many times does she say that? This all about humiliating her daughter on social media. Someone explain to me how this is about anything else. Nasty woman.

    • k1992

      I only got about half of the way through – I found it too uncomfortable. Now, that just means I’m a big wimp perhaps and not that the mother was necessarily wrong. Tough love and all that. And I do believe (or want to believe) that the underlying feeling motivating Mom was alarm and worry for her daughter (I have to stop this NOW, kind of thing.)
      That all said, I can’t help thinking – why couldn’t she do it in private? Teenagers are so sensitive to their peers’ opinions and now her entire school will tear her to bits. Her mother must have known that. Surely there was another way to get the message through to her daughter about how disappointed and angry the mother was. But she chose a public humiliation for the girl. Assuming that the mother’s motives *were* good, I think that this will backfire: the punishment was so traumatic that the point of it will be lost on the teenager (this is one of the arguments that I have read against physically disciplining children – I don’t know how much there is to it, but something no doubt). She will remember how awful she felt and that an “injustice” was done to her, and not so much equate that with her being the result of own actions, but the result of mean and unfair treatment from her mother.
      There – my two cents. Anyway, I think I’m starting to sound like a know-it-all progressive, so I think I’ll shut up now. But I do agree with your comments on this, Mamba, here and elsewhere in the thread.

      • Thanks. I don’t think it’s anything to do with being a “know-it-all progressive”. I don’t know what’s “conservative” about being randomly abusive to your children.

  • Honestly, this disturbs me. Real parental discipline involves providing your kids with guidance and attention, not ignoring them until they inevitably screw up and then finding some way to torture them. This is genuinely sick. What would this kind of humiliation do to a 13 year old? Maybe drama-mama should have been paying attention to what her daughter was doing. But I guess this video is more fun for her. It sure gives her a chance to talk about her 13-year-old’s alleged toilet habits more than any normal person should be comfortable with.

    No, I haven’t raised any children, but I’m still right.

    • Brett_McS

      I’m getting a sense that this video disturbs you. I’m good in that way – sensing other people’s thoughts and feelings. Almost psychic, really.

      But no, I don’t think public humiliation is an optimal parenting strategy. I think it may cause … issues, in the future.

      • As Mordecai Richler wrote about the Abraham/Isaac sacrifice debacle (quoting from memory) “I doubt things were ever quite the same between Abe and Izzy after that”.

  • marty_p

    I’ma aks you one mo time, what be yo bedtime. Mom certainly is a great role model for linguistic skill.

  • Edubeat

    Ve parentz have vays uff dealing with 13 yeard old miscreants!