Point Fortin mother Helen Bartlett claimed that her focus was to set her child on the right path.
The mother of four yesterday said her daughter was her “problem child” who might be “acting out” because of neglect on her father’s part.
Bartlett’s elder daughter and the 12-year-old “problem child” have since posted a counter video in support of their mother.
They both said she was a good mother who just wanted what was best for her children
Bartlett’s action has sparked an island wide debate over whether she was engaging in discipline or child abuse.
Ms. Bartlett revealed that she tried numerous methods to deal with her daughter’s misbehavior including counseling.
She lamented that since the incident she has not heard from the child’s father who, according to her, has stated that he was not interested in a relationship with his daughter.
Ms. Bartlett gave the details on what led to the beating, she revealed that she saw a text message conversation between her daughter and a young man who was trying to convince her to have sexual intercourse.
The mother claimed on viewing her daughter’s profile she also found lewd pictures of her the girl.