I know a lot of people are praising this woman for being brave enough to take drastic action to change her daughter's behavior. But I think the girl's reaction -- "Coretha, a soft-spoken girl, acknowledged the punishment was humiliating but said it got her attention. 'I won't talk back,' she said quietly, hanging her head." -- probably masks a seething resentment. If I were that mom, I'd be sleeping with one eye open from now on.