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Mom to daughter: You're 'not ready for social media'

  • Mom finds pic of daughter holding alcohol, devises creative solution
  • Mother says, 'She cried and begged and asked for any type of alternative punishment'
  • Dr. Drew: 'It sounds like an addiction you broke for her'

A mother in Atlanta says she recently found her daughter posting alcohol-related photos on a social networking site.

As a form of punishment, ReShonda Tate Billingsley posted another photo of her 12-year-old that shows her holding a hand-written sign that reads, "Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should + should not post. BYE-BYE"

On Wednesday night, the mother talked to HLN’s Dr. Drew about her tough parenting style.

“She cried and begged and asked for any type of alternative punishment,” Billingsley explained. “I put [the new photo] on my personal fan page as a warning to other parents to just monitor what's going on with their kids' social media."

Dr. Drew responded, “What really gets me is the idea that a 12-year-old is so shattered by being disconnected from her social media account. Thank God you did that. It sounds like an addiction you broke for her.”

Billingsley later said, “It is not my job to be her friend. It is not my job to make sure she's not upset or embarrassed. I want to raise a well-rounded productive member of society. The way I do that is by instilling values in her now and letting her know there was something wrong with that picture, even if she wasn’t drinking.”

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