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Mom Turns Daughter's Room Into A 'Mini Jail' As Punishment For Not Cleaning It

mom turns daughter’s room into a ‘mini jail’ as punishment for not cleaning it
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A parenting method that has divided the Internet started innocently after one mom decided to punish her daughter for not cleaning it.

Mom shared her parenting tip on TikTok, even calling herself "mean mom." So let's see what she did and try to figure out it was good or bad parenting.

Kids Rarely Clean Up

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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How many children do you know who like to clean up? There are a few unicorns, extreme cases, but overall, getting a child to make their room is a challenge.

Even worse, asking them to help you with spring cleaning might turn into an argument. They will try to break you with excuses, blackmail, and eventually, you will do it all alone.

A mom named Holly decided to turn her child's room into jail, so here is her story.

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Crime And Punishment

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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In a viral video, Holly stated:

"Today we are turning my child's room into a tiny mini jail."

She was ready for a backlash:

"I know this will probably p*** a couple of Gen Z's off, but this is how we're going to do it in my house."

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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Holly stated that her preteen daughter, Trinity, got a week's notice. The mother added that her child knows how to clean:

"We have given my daughter a week's notice to clean her room, she's a pre-teen, she knows how to clean. We've trained her to clean."

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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Despite the warnings, her daughter went out to play, leaving her room in a messy state. To put it mildly, but that's what kids do.

Here is the video:

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The parents did the cleaning, but...

Welcome To A "mini Jail"

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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Mom and dad cleaned up nicely. There was nothing left in the room, meaning, the parents took away their kid's fun stuff. Mother explained:

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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"All she has left is her books, her shoes and we're going to pick one outfit a day for her to wear and she has to wear it and that's about it."

Mean, sneaky, yet kind of genius!

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
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Holly said she'll give her daughter stuff back in "increments."

Now it's time to hear from other parents.

The Internet Is Divided

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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It seems like this story is way too familiar. Some moms (and dads) said the mom was "way too harsh", while others joked that this mom will end up in a bad nursing home.

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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A few explained that their parents tried this parenting method, while others agreed that kids could benefit from not having TV and laptops in their rooms.

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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The video ends before showing the daughter's reaction because Holly didn't want to traumatize her child by filming her emotions.

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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However, she did a follow up.

Trinity Speaks Up

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
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In a new video, the young girl said she cried a lot but learned not to "destroy" her room and keep it clean. She does not want to lose everything.

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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To be fair, even Trinity agreed that she needed this realization, though many parents still didn't like this punishment.

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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Since this young lady loves her books more than her phone, a TikTok user simply stated:

"The parenting is just fine in this house."

mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it
mom turns daughter's room into a 'mini jail' as punishment for not cleaning it

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This mean mom seems to have gotten her daughter's attention. But this was only about cleaning up a room. What will happen once this sweet little gal turns into a teenage monster?