Bruised child's 'good woopin' T-shirt, beating shaming backfires on mom

Florida mom Melany Joyce Alexander's shaming punishment backfired. Alexander sent her bruised child to school wearing a shirt bragging up the "good woopin" received, reported the Washington Post Feb. 24. The kid's crime? Poor grades. Mom objected to an F grade point average. Alexander was arrested and charged with child abuse.  Bruised child's 'good woopin' T-shirt, beating shaming backfires on mom 

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