Woman Goes on Strike Against ‘Disrespectful’ Teen Daughters

Lynette Holloway
Naasira Muhammad, of Winston-Salem, N.C., protests the attitude of her daughters.
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Teen daughters unfair to Mom? Well, that’s what a single North Carolina mom is claiming, and she’s not taking it sitting down, so to speak.

Naasira Muhammad, of Winston-Salem, made a “Mom on Strike!” placard and began marching up and down the sidewalk in front of her home about a week ago after, she says, one of the teens keyed Muhammad’s new minivan, she told WFMY TV Friday.


“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,” Muhammad told WFMY. “I walk up and down the sidewalk until my knees hurt, and then I sit down.”

Before launching the strike, the frustrated mother called police to report that her van had been keyed by one of her daughters, whose names and ages were not released. But officers told Muhammad that they couldn’t do anything without eyewitnesses, the report says.

“My children have everything that they could possibly want and need, but yet still, they are disrespectful,” Muhammad told WFMY. “They are rude. They think that I’m the meanest mom in the world. They think they can survive without me, so I said, you know what? That’s fine. This mom is going on strike.”

As for the daughters, their aunt forced them to make gratitude signs and march alongside their mother, according to WFMY.


One girl’s sign read, “Thank you mom for providing for me, caring for me, and loving me,” the report says.

It was unclear whether talks were under way to end the strike. ABC News contacted Muhammad on Friday, but she declined to comment.

Read more at WFMY and ABC News.

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