Being a parent in 2017, just like in any other era, has its pros and cons. Technology can make it easy to keep tabs on your kids, but can also get them into trouble.
One brilliant mom has found a way to use her daughter's phone as a clever way of making sure she's telling the truth.
See how she does it below!
Meet 18-year-old Kaelyn Demmon.Kaelyn is not too different from your average teenager, except for one quirk.
And really, the quirk has more to do with her mom, Heather Steinkopf.
via: BuzzfeedOn the surface, Heather and Kaelyn look like the average, happy mother-daughter pair.
But like any mother, Heather naturally gets a bit worried when her teenage daughter goes out.So, what does Heather ask Kaelyn to do to ease her mind?
It's bit a overbearing, but a bit brilliant at the same time.It also works well because Kaelyn is clearly not afraid or timid when it comes to getting her picture taken.
Parents...take note. You'll want to employ this one when your kids are old enough to get around without your help!
It seems obvious once you hear it, but we haven't heard of many parents doing this.She makes her daughter fire back a selfie of who she's with and what she's up to at that moment, making sure it jives with the story she gave her mom before she left!
She totally grills her daughter, good cop, bad cop style.
via: TwitterShe asks for the thumbs up to make sure Kaelyn isn't just sending any old random selfie. But the interrogation and mind games go even deeper than that.
Heather wants a selfie with the light on too!
via: TwitterJust in case Kaelyn had a picture of her and her friend giving the thumbs up in the dark already, for some reason.
This is probably a good time to point out that Kaelyn's mom just seems to be having some fun with her daughter, and Kaelyn doesn't seem too bothered.
via: TwitterBut that doesn't stop Heather from demanding one final photo.
Kaelyn passed the test!
via: TwitterHer original tweet blew up, and people had a lot of feelings about her mom's unorthodox parenting technique. See if they're with her or against her!