Mom Sells "Spoiled Brat" Daughter's Katy Perry Tickets Online as Punishment

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Well, that's one way to make a point to your daughter: A Fargo, N.D., mom recently punished her 18-year-old "spoiled brat" by selling her Katy Perry tickets.

"Daughter is a spoiled brat and doesn't deserve these tickets," Cindy Bjerke wrote in a post on the Fargo / Moorhead Online Garage Sale Facebook page.

Bjerke was so pissed, she offered to take $90 for the pair. They cost $110!

“I was not going to give her the tickets," Bjerke told WDAZ. "I was not going to let her go to this concert with this behavior that she's been doing.”

She did not elaborate on what her daughter was being punished for.

Naturally, reaction was split after this story gained traction, with some parents applauding the tough love and others critical of this very public punishment.

"I think that's a personal issue ... it [should've] been handled privately because on Facebook, everyone's going to see that," Elgie Eagleman told the TV station.

Controversy over public shaming as punishment has intensified of late, with parenting gurus urging caution on using this as an effective or appropriate tactic.

"It's not just that humiliating people, of any age, is a nasty and disrespectful way of treating them," one expert in the field told The Huffington Post.

"It's that humiliation, like other forms of punishment, is counterproductive."

"'Doing to' strategies - as opposed to those that might be described as 'working with' - can never achieve any result beyond temporary compliance, and it does so at a disturbing cost."

What do you think? Was the Katy Perry ticket approach right or wrong?


Well the girl is 19 now, she will learn her lesson for when Katy plans on coming back to Fargo for her to attend a future "make up" show on the next tour even it's at The Fargodome in probably the next couple of years if it's possible. Then she'll have the money she have earned even if she has a job and living on her own and not live under her mom's roof anymore after moving out she could get a chance to buy her own tickets to go with a friend since she don't want to go with her mother after who she punished her for her "bratty" behavior and sold the tickets to the singer's local show of her current tour which she was publicly shaming her and call her a "spoiled brat" at an age like that punish her on the closed local Facebook group page that is used for buying and selling things on there in the area without asking to join permission first as of right now without naming the currently unnamed girl or reveal what she did wrong. The ticket sale should have been done privately like on Craigslist as a private ticket sale but to make the ad for the ticket sale can still be short without publicly shaming and calling the girl that name at her age. There's always the next tour for Katy especially for when this fan girl will no longer be a teen and finally be a legal adult at 21 in the next couple of years after what her mom did to have her "teenage dream" had to be taken away. Your name had not been revealed Ms. 19-year-girl of Fargo (your mom won't give it out in public), just hang in there until Katy returns to Fargo or see her again in another city or town in any state to travel to including yours if you have enough money for it and if you bought your own tickets. My advice is don't act like a spoiled brat at your age anymore and be a grown up woman to be the best you can be so then you'll have the right to earn to see Katy at her future concerts and to include to make up for the one that you lost for bratty behavior last year. Alright? Ok, good talk...

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