Categories: Unexpected
Tags: AITA, drama, family, insults, kids, parents, punishment, reddit, siblings, therapy

Source: Reddit/AITA/@Dry_Tax_2352

Parents tend to get stuck in the middle when it comes to conflict between their kids.

And the Reddit story you’re about to read is a perfect example of what I’m talking about!

Was this mom wrong for how she handled this situation?

Check out what she had to say…

AITA for taking my daughter’s side without listening to my son?

“My daughter (16f) was always very loud about her femininity.

She always had glitter on her, her favorite color was pink, she had bows in her hair, skirts and dresses were her favorites clothes, she was very gentle and shy, she was like those princesses from the books.

Things changed, as they do with kids…

Almost a year ago she started to change, slowly she stopped wearing pink, dresses and skirts and went to oversized pants and t-shirts.

She stopped wearing makeup and it was rare to see any color on her that wasn’t dark.

I tried to talk to her but she would just shut me out, she became a different person.

I put her in therapy and it had helped a little but not by much.

I didn’t know what to do anymore so I just let her be but made sure that I was there for her and to continue her therapy.

They got the truth.

Two days ago my daughter finally broke down and admitted that her brother has been picking on her and laughing about her.

She said he kept talking about the sentence “lipstick on a pig” around her.

I was shocked, I never thought my son would act like that but I knew she was telling the truth from the pain in her eyes.

They laid the smack down.

When my son came back home that day I told him that my daughter told me what he did and that he’s grounded until his 18th birthday (it’s in 5 months).

I took his phone and computer and told him that he would get his phone before school and that I will take it back when I get home (I get home around the same time as him since he have a long school day and basketball practice).

He tried to protest but I just asked him if she was lying and he wouldn’t answer me so I took that as a yes and hasn’t talked to him since except for when I have to.

Now there’s drama in the house…

I don’t know how to deal with all of this.

My daughter seems to get worse since I grounded her brother but she has told me that he hasn’t talked to her since and that she just feel bad.

I’m starting to feel bad too.

Both of my kids are miserable now. I’m barely talking to my son and I don’t know how to even begin to explain this to my family since my husband side of the family has heard about this and has been sending me angry text along with my SIL coming to my house to scold me about not listening to his side.

My husband supports my punishment but he works long hours and isn’t home too much so it’s all up to me.

I need to know if I’m in the wrong here.”

Here’s what people said on Reddit.

This reader thinks they need to start acting like a parent.

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Another individual said this needs to be a teaching moment.

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One person said they’re an *******…and they know it.

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Another reader made a great point.

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And this person said they’re an ******* and explained why.

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Family drama…

It’s alive and well!