A MUM has sparked outrage after admitting that she punished her 17-year-old daughter by making her write a list of "her flaws".
The frustrated parent said things have been "tense at home" with her "rebellious" teenage daughter, so she finally decided to act.
The 42-year-old woman said her daughter tries to play the "almost adult" card to constantly get her own way.
After a series of arguments, the mum demanded her daughter list all of her flaws on paper.
She also banned her from driving the family car until it's done, Daily Star reports.
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The teen said doing so will "traumatise" her for life and called her mum out for being a bad parent.
Hoping for some reassurance, the mum posted to Reddit and explained that it was actually her daughter who wrote a list first, and it detailed all the things she didn't like about her mum.
She said: "Yesterday, my daughter gave me a list of all the flaws that she thinks I have as a person.
"They are all personal flaws: my gestures, my accent, my physical appearance, etc.
"I would have appreciated if the list had been about flaws in my parenting, or things that I can improve, but they were all an attack on my person."
The mum admitted that she was "quite offended and sad" after reading the list so she told her daughter to write one about her own personal flaws.
"I told my daughter that I wanted her to make a list of her flaws like the one she made about me, and then give it to me, so we can both comment about our flaws", she continued.
Adding: "My daughter said that I am an a**hole, a bad parent and that making that list about herself is going to traumatise her.
"She says that taking away her car is horrible and that she is going to hate me for eternity if I don't stop the punishment."
Rather than agreeing with her, Reddit users said she was definetely wrong for punishing her daughter in such a way.
One said: "It's probably not the best way to go about it. Kids like that can be absolute a**holes when they're experimenting with boundaries."
Adding: "I'd probably apologise and then have a long talk about what being 'almost an adult' actually means."
Others suggested she "tread carefully" and that she shouldn't be so harsh.
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