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?

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