Parents in Flager County, Florida fed up with their daughter’s behaviour allegedly forced her to hold a sign advertising what she did at a busy intersection. Jasmine, stood on the corner of a very busy, very public street corner in Palm Coast holding a sign as punishment. “We’re trying to stop this before the courts have to do it themselves,” said father Mike.
Mike and Melinda, whose surname has not been revealed, say the 15-year-old has been lying, drinking, sneaking out and overnight, she sneaked a boy in. Jasmine’s sign read, “I sneak boys in at 3 a.m. and disrespect my parents and grandparents.” “This is all about love. I took my day off of work. I missed out on $300 or $400 today to do this. You know what I mean, to come and do this. I love this kid,” said Mike.
“I’ve taken all her toys or her electronics away; her phone, no privileges on the TV or computer and still she just laughs about it,” said Melinda. Passing motorists seemed to approve of this tough love including honking and giving the thumbs up. “They need to learn a lesson and that’s not abuse,” said one passerby. “She did something, she’s paying for it. You need consequences.”
One man actually stopped because he’s worried about the consequences of the lesson. “I think there’s other ways of taking care of this,” he said. “The way she looks right now, I don’t want her to hurt herself.” Jasmine doesn’t see the love in any of this, but did say her parents’ punishment has her rethinking things. Jasmine’s parents said if this doesn’t work, they will consider something even more extreme, including shaving her head and making her stand in front of her high school with a sign.