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Father Builds Makeshift 'Jail' In His Home To Discipline 3-Year-Old Daughter (Photos)

| by Kathryn Schroeder

A Corpus Christi, Texas, father decided to discipline his 3-year-old daughter by setting up a “jail” in their home, where she was forced to live for misbehaving.

Juliano Parker posted a picture to Facebook of the mug shot his daughter, Aubrey’Ella Parker, was forced to take before going to jail.

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“My daughter Aubrey’Ella has been fighting with my wife and I, disrespecting us in public, not listening and talking back a lot,” Juliano wrote on Facebook, according to XONecole. "Spankings don’t work no more. My daughter is used to spankings and nowadays you can’t spank kids how they did back in the day [because] they call that abuse.

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“So today I told my daughter since you wanna be a bad girl, let me show you where the bad kids go. I turned my apartment into a jail. I took away her clothes, now she gets to wear my orange shirt."

In her jail, Aubrey’Ella slept on a thin mattress on the floor, and ate meat and potatoes with water, while her brother and sister enjoyed pizza and juice. She had to clean up the front room of the home and do the dishes.

“Giving her a taste of what it’s like to be in jail for not following the law,” Juliano added in his post, which included photos of Aubrey’Ella during her jail stint. "Now ya’ll can say what ya’ll want but I’m breaking this bad behavior before it gets too out of control without spanking her."

Social media users had mixed reactions to the choice of punishment Juliano handed down to his daughter.

"Don't ever apologize for being a parent and how you choose to parent [because] she is truly blessed to have someone care enough to show her how to behave as a lady should, so keep up the good work," one user wrote, according to the New York Daily News.

“Sad,” a comment read, reported XONecole. "That is a baby. Nothing cute or funny about this. Nor is it a good idea. Shameful. [Parenting] and training is more than spankings and punishment. People really need to take parenting classes."

“I doubt social services would find this funny but my God, what else can you do with these kids nowadays,” another commenter wrote.

Juliano has since removed the post featuring Aubrey’Ella’s jail time and posted the following in response on Oct. 21:

“I really [regret] posting that pic of my daughter on social media like that I admit it was wrong didn't think it was gonna go viral smh God knows my heart. My daughter is a good girl just been acting out lately and I was just trying to show her with bad behavior comes consequence. Now my daughter all over the internet for being bad kid but in reality she just acting out for attention.

"So I been just showing her love and being extra nice but not letting her walk all over me just let trying to drive out all that bad behavior with love just like MLK say hate can't drive out hate or in my case anger can't drive out anger but love can so my advice to all the parents who shared my post love you kids but don't let them walk all over you just like the OG from my church told me be consist with how you discipline you kids and after a while they know you mean business but just be patient with kids . Just as God gives us Grace.”

Sources: New York Daily News, XONecole / Photo credit: XONecole