A woman has split opinions online after posting an ad for her son’s bedroom furniture on Facebook marketplace after he refused to put his clothes away
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Getting their kids to tidy up their messy bedrooms can be a huge challenge for many parents.
But one mother who got tired of her son ignoring her requests to clean up his room sparked outrage over how hard she tried to teach him a lesson.
In a Facebook marketplace ad for the boy’s Ikea Malm bed, the woman said she was selling the bed as an act of “hard love.”
Alongside several photos of the bed, she said, “Our son refuses to put away clothes, so we sold his dresser.
“He won’t make his bed?
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Aware that her post was controversial, she added, “Please don’t send me a message about how cruel I am – that’s called hard love.”
A screenshot of the ad was later shared on Reddit, where at the time of writing it received nearly 13,000 positive votes from shared viewers, with many disapproving of the mother’s actions.
One person said, “The funny thing about all of these ‘hard love’ cases is that very rarely do they think about adding the ‘love’ part.”
Another added: “This is NOT love and logic !! That is power and punishment. “
A third said they thought “hard love” was a “slip-up”, as they said: “Very often the decisions that parents make in the name of“ hard love ”are suspiciously indistinguishable from the decisions that require the least amount of effort require in actual work and education, “they said.
Added, “If you just throw away all of a child’s possessions, you won’t have to waste your precious time and energy talking to them and trying to understand what is going on.”
Someone else suggested that the woman’s son may have deeper problems when they said, “You know I would like to suspect that your child is likely to be depressed, which won’t help the situation.”
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