Winston-Salem Mom On Strike For Better Behavior From Kids

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-- Parents do what they can to provide the best they can for their children. It's their innate duty and responsibility once the child is born.

So what happens when their children grow up and disrespect and misbehave, even keying the family car?

One mom in Winston-Salem said she's had enough and she's currently on strike.

Monday Naasira Muhammad told WFMY News 2's Ben Powell she's on strike from parenting because her children's behavior is out of control.

Muhammad made a sign that reads "Mom On Strike." For the past two days, she has marched up and down Waughtown Street near her house to make her point to her children.

Muhammad says that conventional discipline methods like time-out do not work with her two teenage daughters.

"I'm to the point where I'm just so frustrated, so to keep my hands off my kids or to keep me from doing something crazy, I just decided to go on strike," said Muhammad.

The children's aunt forced them to make signs of their own which read "Thank you mom for providing for me, caring for me, and loving me."

Wednesday, WFMY News 2 checked with Muhammad and she was still on strike. She also said she was going to seek family counseling for her and her children.

Dr. Nannette Funderburk, a Psychotherapist at the Social and Emotional Learning Group in Greensboro says when parenting gets tough, moms and dads need a support system of their own.

"This mom is definitely sending a message," said Dr. Funderburk. "You need someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of because kids don't come with a manual."

Muhammad says she will continue to picket outside of her home until her children learn proper respect and appreciation for their mother.

Let us know what you think about what this mom is doing? Leave comments on Facebook and @WFMY on Twitter. #MomOnStrike

Since WFMY News 2 first aired Muhammad's story--it's receiving national media attention.

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