A reality TV personality sparked a lively social media debate with a Facebook post in which she described herself as the "meanest mom ever."
Jaime Primak Sullivan, who stars in the Bravo series Jersey Belle, shared the tough-love lesson that she had just tried to teach her children after they went out to eat.
After they received their ice cream orders at Dairy Queen, she wrote that her children - ages 8, 7 and 5 - didn't bother to thank the server.
I watched as my children strolled out the door. I followed them outside where I calmly collected their ice creams and my kids watched in horror as I deposited them into the nearby garbage can. All 3 launched into mass hysteria.
I explained that one day, if they were lucky, they would work a job like that young lady. And I would hope that people would see them. Really see them. Look them in the eye and say thank you.
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, Sullivan said that it's not her job to be "cool" or a friend to her children, but to teach them basic human decency and how to be positive, contributing members of society.
"We can't complain about society. We are society. The change has to start with us," Sullivan said.
She explained it's important to her that her children actually see people and feel a human connection with others.
"Throwing away three ice creams was worth it to me to teach them to see the value in other people," Sullivan said. "And if I have to be the meanest mom in the world, so be it."
Watch the "Fox and Friends" interview above and let us know your thoughts: good parenting or too extreme?