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ALMELUND, Minnesota – She calls herself the “World’s Meanest Mom,” but a Minnesota mother says she has a reason for selling her daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist.

Amy Adams said her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.”

Adams added that her daughter, who was just about to get her driver’s license, “was on her ‘one more chance and the truck was getting sold.’ And she blew that ‘one more chance’ on Monday, April 18thwhen she decided to skip school.”

The ad has generated hundreds of responses, many of them supportive – some even from other parents who aren’t even interested in buying the 1998 Dodge Ram she listed at $2,750, Adams told WFMY.

It wasn’t just the tough parental justice that turned heads. Adams clearly took pleasure in writing the following:

“If the person driving the truck on a daily basis will be attending North Branch High School next year, you will get a $300 discount. Why? Because I AM the World’s Meanest Mom, and would love for her to be reminded every day next year of all of the mistakes she made.”

The Craigslist post has since been flagged and taken down.

Adams believes her daughter’s high school friends are doing it – but she says she’ll keep on posting it.

Adams says she, too, was a “snippy,” “obnoxious” teenager, but it was her mother – who preferred to be seen as a “mean mom” rather than a friend – whose values kept Adams on the right path.

Adams said she hopes her daughter “realizes that it’s okay to discipline your kids. And it’s okay to have expectations . . . (and) consequences.”


    • Lorretta Fuson Putnam

      no if she didn’t do something know to teach her daughter its not ok to do what she is doing then she wold be in trouble. Kids have to learn there are consequences you need to teach them that you will get punished for doing wrong,you cant be there friend your the parent and when she gets older she will thank her mom for doing this.

  • Teens will test boundries and rules

    You’re a whole lot nicer than me. took my daughters car, sold it to our neighbor ( she will have to look at it daily) also destroyed her pretty little i phone, has no internet unless for homework, house phone stays in my locked bedroom. MY house MY rules. Your daughter and mine were doing the same things..skipping school failing grades, bad mouthing. She has since brought her grades back up to a 3.8 GPA hasn’t missed a class or single day of school since the whole ordeal. Make them EARN it back and make sure you don’t jump the gun and give it back too soon.

  • Shavon

    Well done Mom! More parents need to make kids have consequences for their bad choices. This country needs more parents like this!

  • Patti

    I would have done the same thing. I was labeled the “mean mom”. Guess what I have a great young man I call my son. More parents need to stand up a take charge!!!!

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