Monday, 30 Mar 2020

Mother makes her daughter, 14, pick up litter as 'community service'

Mother, 31, spots Facebook snap of her daughter, 14, walking on tram lines… so orders her to go out litter-picking in the RAIN as her own form of ‘community service’

  • Samantha Coughlan saw a picture of her daughter walking along tram tracks 
  • The mother-of-four made her own version of ‘community service’ as punishment
  • She made her daughter pick up litter in a ‘filthy’ alleyway in the pouring rain
  • The mother, from Manchester, has received praise online for her parenting 

A mother has been praised for making her 14-year-old daughter pick up litter in the pouring rain as punishment for walking across tram tracks.

Mother-of-four Samantha Coughlan, 31, saw a photograph of her daughter walking along the tracks on Monday, so created her own version of ‘community service’ to punish the teenager.

Ms Coughlan, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, grounded the teenager, took away her mobile phone and made her spend the afternoon picking up litter in a ‘filthy’ alleyway.  

Mother-of-four Samantha Coughlan, pictured, saw a photograph of her daughter walking along the tracks on Monday, so created her own version of ‘community service’

‘I had seen a lot of the Wythenshawe Waste Warriors (pictured) posting and I thought it would be a good idea to get her litter picking for punishment,’ Ms Coughlan said

She said: ‘Unfortunately we can’t keep tabs on our children all the time.

‘I saw a post on Facebook which showed my daughter and some of her friends walking along the tram tracks.

‘I was so disappointed when I saw the post, I was really embarrassed by it.’

The mother said when her daughter arrived home, she explained why it was so dangerous.

‘I told her she had put tram drivers and passengers at risk as well as herself,’ she said.

‘It’s not even worth thinking about what could have happened.

‘I had seen a lot of the Wythenshawe Waste Warriors posting and I thought it would be a good idea to get her litter picking for punishment.

‘At least this way she is giving back to the community.’

‘When we finished she was actually quite proud of her work. We filled three bin bags in total,’ Ms Coughlan said (pictured: Volunteers from Wythenshawe Waste Warriors)

Ms Coughlan, pictured, posted the results on Facebook, prompting hundreds of people to congratulate her for her ‘proper parenting’

She added: ‘I just took her down a little alleyway which is always filthy – I have to walk that way every day to pick my kids up from school.

‘When we finished she was actually quite proud of her work. We filled three bin bags in total.

‘It was pouring with rain as well so it felt like double punishment.’

Ms Coughlan posted the results on Facebook, prompting hundreds of people to congratulate her for her ‘proper parenting’.

‘The response has been overwhelming, I wasn’t expecting anywhere near the kind of response I have had,’ Ms Coughlan said.

‘It’s hard to keep tabs on your children all the time but she has promised me she will never do anything stupid like that again.

‘I think she’s learnt her lesson.’

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