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My Teen Daughter Destroyed Her Stepsister’s Birthday Dress

My Teen Daughter Destroyed Her Stepsister’s Birthday Dress

A woman was in a tight predicament after witnessing what her teenage daughter did. She took to Reddit to ask for opinions on whether she was being too harsh regarding her punishment.

“My oldest ( Bethany 16) has a step sibling ( Maria 14 almost 15). Bethany and I are white while my husband and Maria are Mexican descent.

They have been in each other lives since they were 6 and 7 and overall the relationship is good until recently. Maria quinceanera is coming up and my husband and his ex wife took her to get her dress.

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The dress and alliterations came to around 3000 dollars. My daughter has been very jealous of the whole party. I’ve informed her it is part of the culture just like when she had a huge sweet sixteen party with her friends.

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 I spent more time with her to try to make her feel better about it and got her own much cheaper dress for the party.

The party is suppose to be in two weeks but my daughter after an argument with Maria about the tv she scribbled sharpie all of the expensive dress and ripped the back. 

The story short everyone was pissed.

I gave money to my husband and his ex to try to get a new dress ASAP. I informed my daughter she will need to get a job and pay back the full price of the dress as punishment.

We got in a huge argument over it and the whole situation isn’t fair that I am choosing Maria and being a huge jerk. Am I being a huge jerk.”

To her surprise, she got everybody’s support.

“Bethany did a very bad, wrong, mean thing, and I agree that she needs to make restitution for the dress,” one user confirmed.

“Her behavior is absolutely abysmal, and she should have to pay back the dress. Any money you give her for fun should be kept for now, in addition to getting a job,” one voiced out.

“What she’s done is legally called malicious damage to property. Does she understand that charges could be laid against her if she did this to a non family member?” another pointed out.

Ultimately, the mom was determined to teach her 16-year-old a lesson. She was no longer a child and needed to be taught accountability.

What would you have done if you were in the mother’s shoes? Do you think she was right to punish her daughter?