An Indiana mother's Facebook post about her daughter's lack of cleanliness went viral.
Alice Velasquez posted about her unique method of discipline, saying that she decided to take action when her teenage daughters began letting their rooms "look like homeless people live there."
"You put everything (YES EVERYTHING) into plastic bags and you sell it back to them for $25 a bag (and they have to earn the money doing chores)," she wrote according to Mad World News.
"The best part? The bags were collected as they were found in the room- random! So their $25 could buy a bag of dirty clothes, it could buy a bag of trash or it could buy their soccer gear."
Though many praised Velasquez for the way she handled her daughters' messy rooms, some felt that her method went too far. Reader Lee Haze messaged Velasquez to let her know just how he felt about her post.
"I reported you to a social worker. Your neglect toward an obvious adolescent is child abuse. Don’t share your dirty laundry on Facebook if you don’t want to face the possible prison time," Haze wrote. "You live in Indiana? They will be contacting you this week for a home investigation."
Velasquez fired back in a follow-up post, defending her decision to discipline her kids
OMGoodness!! I guess the downside of posting my parenting choices and having it go "viral" is all the haters!! HOLY CRAP I do not know when I last received such hateful messages!! FIRST OF ALL, MY PARENTING CHOICES ARE JUST THAT, MINE!! None of you nasty people know me or my children or a single thing about our situation.
My children are all loved, treasured, vey well cared for, social, active in band, choir, church youth group, soccer, track, swimming, scouts, study buddies, amongst many other family activities- so before you JUDGE ME, come spend a day with children who have been raised with respect, who have chores and responsibilities and who have parents that take an ACTIVE role in parenting and then form your own INFORMED OPINION! And LEE HAZE- PLEASE!!! LOL BY ALL MEANS, GO RIGHT AHEAD!!
Many who read the post defended Velasquez after the message from Haze.
"Never worry about how someone thinks of YOUR choices for YOUR family. The big down side to the internet is it gives every idiot a voice. The best thing you can do is not let it count," one reader commented.
"If they see they got a reaction then they get what they wanted. Sorry for all the morons out there. [You're] doing great by your family and don't forget it."