Mom punishes ‘spoiled brat daughter’ by selling her Katy Perry tickets on Facebook

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A North Dakota mom wanted to teach her “spoiled brat daughter” a lesson — so she sold the teen’s Katy Perry concert tickets.

The mother told WDAZ Cindy Bjerke said she was disciplining her daughter for “disrespectful” behavior.

Bjerke posted the pair of tickets on the Fargo/Moorhead Online Garage Sale page for $90. The pair of tickets, which were originally purchased for $110, sold in less than five minutes.

“Daughter is a spoiled brat and doesn’t deserve these tickets. For sale, 2 Katy Perry tickets for August 23rd in Fargo. Section 50, Row G, Seats 3&4. Paid $110, will take $90.”

The ad racked up at least 200 likes and several commenters praised the mom’s willingness to discipline her child. The post was later removed from the group because it was attracting attention and was distracting people from the purpose of the page.

“I was not going to give her the tickets… I was not going to let her go to this concert with this behavior that she’s been doing,” Bjerke told WDAZ.

Read more: WDAZ


  • FaithC

    Good about time a parent is not afraid to “upset” their child. With that said, the child is a disrespectful spoiled brat because she has been allowed to be in the past.

  • Chucky

    While I think she had the right idea, I don’t think she is teaching her child how to be respectful by calling her a “spoiled brat” even if it is true. Children learn by example.

  • Fay

    Maybe its news so that another parent can say, wow you really can say no to them. And the world not end. Dont make spoiled brats outta them in the first place, you wont then have a pronlem.

  • kelly

    Good for mom. Parents need to be parents. Children need to be children. No child wants really deep down for their parents not to discipline. If u don’t then you are a parent who really does not care. As I tell my children i am not here to be your friend. Parenting comes first.

  • Bananas

    I read in a different article that the daughter is 18 years old, which means she is an adult. Who bought the tickets? If the daughter bought and paid for the tickets herself then the mom can be charged with theft.

  • Josh

    I may only be 26 with a 4 year old son, but even at age 4 my son knows better and behaves better than kids over twice his age because I’ve seen what over spoiling and underpunishing does to kids first hand and that’s not doing anybody any favors. Parents please don’t be afraid to discipline you kids and start as early as possible because if you don’t, it’ll be far too late by the time they are in middle school.

  • COLA

    I agree with selling the tickets because of her daughter’s behavior but moms’ behavior isn’t the best either! She could have just advertised the tickets not belittle her daughter so she can get attention. This is why her daughter is the way she is :-\

  • Alice

    In this day and age of parents trying to be their childrens best friends , I must take my hat off to this parent !!! It does not matter how she put these tickets up for sale it is that she did sell them . To many children think they are owed things that they should not have to work for them . And some of the parents are worse then the kids !!So next time your little bundle of joy talks back to you or gets in trouble with the law ….please remember this Mother how is teaching her daughter a lesson the hard way , by selling these tickets . It just might save you in the long run !!

  • Loretta

    Way to go mom! Need more parents to stand their ground! As long as I pay the bills and the kids are parking their shoes in my house . . . Don’t need to say more. Those that have negative comments- I’d like to see how poorly their children behave!

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