A MUM has been slammed online after admitting that she burns her kid’s possessions when he doesn’t do as she pleases.

American mum Liz Mair, 43, took to Twitter where she revealed that she was using the punishment every time her son didn’t eat enough.

She tweeted, "I have resorted to burning Pokémon cards as punishment doesn't do basic stuff he has to do."

A few minutes later, Mair, who works for the Republican party, further explained:

"(The basic stuff is eating. He comes home without having eaten any of his lunch? Card burnt. He doesn’t eat enough dinner? Card burnt. Bear in mind my kid is about 4’6” tall [137 cm] at age 7 and yet weighs less than 55 pounds [24.9kg]. He needs to put some weight on, specifically muscle)."

Although children not eating enough is a common parenting concern, there was swift backlash to Mair's solution -with many left outraged by the ‘harsh’ punishment.

"Hope you have health insurance because you will be paying for counseling services in the near future," one brutally said. 

A second added: "He already seems to have an issue with food and your (sic) are just traumatizing him more by destroying stuff he loves, including your relationship with him. 

“That’s pretty damn evil. And not in your long term interest as this person’s relative.”

Two hours later, the mum shared another tweet, writing: "This website is getting to be really boring. I’m starting to consider tweeting deliberately crazy and offensive stuff just to try to spice it up again."

However, that just confused people as to whether she had initially been joking or not.

Political writer Paul Constant wrote, "Liz Mair is lying for attention. Just block her and move on."

The majority of the comments agreed, remaining concerned with Mair's parenting tactic.

"Wait NOW you’re using “I was joking” as cover after engaging with people about it in detail all morning? very believable lol," an outraged commenter tweeted in the thread.

Mair later insisted her Pokémon post was a joke, when speaking to The Wrapabout the drama:

“While me and my box of matches are no real threat to Pokémon cards (the fire department and everyone on Twitter can rest easy on that front), I will admit to failing to land a lot of jokes and pranks and such over the course of my 43 years,” she said in defense of herself.

This story was originally published on Kidspot and has been republished here with permission.

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