Milwaukee mom responds to criticism over Facebook video
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mom, Lorraine Walls says she is not backing down from critics of her unconventional disciplining. A video she posted on Facebook publicly embarrassing her daughter for her actions on social media website and at school.
We reached out to her after the video of her scolding her 12-year-old went viral. Walls say she only posted the video after she found out her daughter was suspended from school for fighting and that the fight started on the social networking site.
"She had already snuck back on Facebook, talking to some young guy, and plotting a fight with her friend," Walls said.
The daughter had already been prohibited twice from having a Facebook page. According to Walls, she also lied about her age on the site, and was bullying others.
The video has racked up more than half of a million views online, and has also generated plenty of comments supporting Walls for her tactics, but many criticized her for saying things like this, "The next time she's on Facebook, and I catch her on Facebook, I'm beating the hell out of her."
Walls says she regrets the language, but does not hit her child.
"She doesn't get whippings, she's not getting beat, she doesn't get abused," Walls said.
Regardless of the criticism, Walls says she not letting up on her pre-teen, calling it tough love for a cruel world.
"We have to save our kids. We got to many laying out there dead because of gun shot wounds, we got too many out there pregnant," she said.