Jamoneisha Merritt

A 12-year-old Bronx girl was arrested and charged with assault after she poured boiling hot water on a friend during a sleepover.

11-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt suffered 2nd degree burns on her face and chest during the attack on Monday night. She is remained in the ICU at Harlem hospital on Wednesday.

Police say the 12-year-old girl and Jamoneisha slept over at a fiend’s home in the Bronx on Monday night. The girl reportedly argued with Jamoneisha before bedtime. The girl then poured a cup of boiling water on Jamoneisha’s head, face and chest as she slept.
 
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“She sat up suddenly and screamed and was taken to the hospital,” said Jamoneisha’s mother, Ebony, in a Facebook post.

“Her friends wanted to play the hot water challenge and that’s what happened,” Ebony said.

Her mother shared photos of Jamoneisha writhing in agony in her hospital bed. Ebony refused to take the photos down after her followers asked her to.

“I can’t take it down. I need for these kids to know how serious this is,” she wrote.

Relatives described Jamoneisha as a “caring” and “kindhearted” little girl. She was often the target of bullying due to her weight, said Ebony.

The incident is similar to another prank involving boiling water that led to a Boynton Beach, Florida girl’s death.

Ki’ari Pope, 8, died from respiratory complications on Monday, 5 months after she drank boiling water through a straw on a dare.




  • morenYAHdelsur

    That poor child!!!!!!

    Who’s the other kid’s mom? Arrest that bish!!

  • brownisback

    Seeing stories like this makes me glad I don’t have children

  • stav

    The offending child needs to prosecuted to extent that a person her age can be! 12 years old.. that’s old enough to know the consequences of her actions and therefore be held responsible . That’s one sick child!

  • stav

    Ditto!

  • Torae

    Omg my stomach sunked seeing these photos and the psycho child knows she is lying. There is no such thing as a hot water challenge they invited her over to do something malicious. This is why I don’t believe in sleepovers. I can’t control what happens to my child outside of my house and I’m not giving extra opportunities for things to happen. This child needs to be charged as an adult. You have to be very sick and psychotic to do some sick ish like that.

  • ?Royalty?

    Reason number 49616161854189 of why I just don’t deal with female friends.
    Even pre-adolescent females be on some evil ish. SMH.

  • HalleMerry

    Someone was up watching the I.D. Channel.

  • imright

    see it may be a blessing i dont have children yet, cuz i’ll fck somebody’s kid up about mines !! ??

  • Keyondra Sunderland

    This girl was attacked in her sleep too. ?

  • HalleMerry

    I NEVER believed in charging children as adults. Their brains are still kids…evil,but still kids.

  • ShelbyMoore

    They’d have to arrest me next if that was my child cause I would have fawked that 12 year old up. Fawk anyone who doesn’t like what I just said. This is senseless.

  • SummerBaby

    Police say the 12-year-old girl and Jamoneisha slept over at a fiend’s home in the Bronx on Monday.
    ………..
    Fiend’s home ?

  • HalleMerry

    Why?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. She’ll probably be out by age 18 though. Doesn’t seem long enough, given the circumstances.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    My Lord My Lord (church sway)

  • SummerBaby

    It sounds more like she done heard some older ladies in her family or watched Madea talking about boiling some water or grits to throw on a person.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The parents need to sue the media outlets that allow people to spread their mental diseases. Crooks like YouTube have been getting away with murder for years.

    Secondly, I find it hard to believe they were truly friends. The attacker is psychotic and psychopaths are incapable of friendship. When a savage interacts with other people, it’s a means to an END… usually, yours.

  • HalleMerry

    True,I just can’t imagine a 12 year old coming up with that on her own.

  • SummerBaby

    They need to get the f**k outta here with this so called boiling water challenge. This lil evil girl is a mess.

  • Jennifer

    Not only does she deserve the kind of whipping our grandparents got, but she also needs a psychiatrist, and 4yrs worth of weekends at the burn unit helping to do anything needed: cleaning bedpans, wrapping wounds, reading stories, etc. The lack of concern today’s kids have for each others core safety is mind boggling. That poor innocent baby 🙁

  • SummerBaby

    It’s horrible! She plotted, planned & waited for the other kid to fall asleep.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. She could be a totally rehabilitated, productive member of society by age 19 or 20. (Probably unlikely, given that she’s so evil at a young age… but possible)

  • bella28498 .

    People keep your kids at home with you….The times have changed and the parents are irresponsible and having babies with horrible people thus creating horrible offspring.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    What is the hell!!!….a whole mess I hope they put the little culprit under the juvenile jail. Evil just plain EVIL!

  • brownisback

    I’ve often told my siblings if I had kids I’d be trying to keep them in our own little compound like the Amish lol!

  • SummerBaby

    Why are they even releasing pics of the victim?

  • SuperScooper1

    I mentioned this before here in relation to another story like this:
    I worked with an MD who did his residency in the Bronx during the “Crack Wars” of the 80s and he relayed that crack is so insidious because it literally changes your brain’s function and chemical balance and perhaps your DNA, thus changing the DNA of your entire family line. I laughed it off at the time, but as of late I’m starting to wonder…These children seem to have no empathy and a pathology that indicates no understanding of behavior vs. consequences.

  • brownisback

    I think it’s disrespectful unless the parents wanted it to be released

  • MissHarlem

    Several questions come to mind. Like do parents not investigate parents anymore? Do you let just anyone come over or vice versa? Do parents not talk to their child or children anymore? Is everyone so consumed in their phones that quality time as a family is null and void therefore things like this is easier to happen? ? just about all the thought and care I have for this smh

  • Blaque Mahogany

    W..T…F?

    This is another reason that my mother did not play those “sleepover” games. If she didn’t like the little girl, why invite her over? Wtf were the parents? She’s up boiling water and all the adults are oblivious.

    Prayers for that baby. Her skin…Lord. I hope someone sees this and steps in to take her care of her medical bills. I can only imagine the pain she is in. Smh.

  • sunni_daze

    I think the mother released these.

  • Phillybruh

    Who is raising these kids, and I bet the 12 year old is pleased as punch with herself.

  • sunni_daze

    Its a whole lot going thru my mind and none of it is nice.

  • AJ

    I cannot imagine waking up to that pain. Damn.

  • SDot

    GOOD I would….oooh let me stop.

  • Phillybruh

    Depends on the crime though. This should be charged as an adult. She thought about doing this and stayed up late so she could do it.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I hate kids these days, and their ignorant ass parents. SMFH That poor baby. I pray she makes a speedy recovery.

  • Malai

    That poor baby! They’ll probably have to put her in a medically induced coma for the pain until she heals… as for that little evil bi*tch that DID THIS TO HER… her family should be sued and that lil clown need to go help with burn victims cleaning bed pans, wrapping wounds, etc just like the other commenter said!! This world has gone to S*it!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Several questions come to mind. Like do parents not investigate parents anymore? Do you let just anyone come over or vice versa? Do parents not talk to their child or children anymore?
    __________________________

    HellI’m so convinced that they do NOT!!!!!! When I got to the “sleepover age”, my parents played no damn games, whatsoever. They needed to meet prior, they needed first names, last names, addresses, phone numbers, and names of every damn relative that lived in the house. And if my parents knew the parents prior, and knew the parents weren’t ever about shyt, I was NOT going over there. One time my Moms told me she wouldn’t even let our dog go over to a “friend’s” house to take a piss in the yard, cuz she knew the family wasn’t worth trash. LMAO

  • Lisa daniels

    That is sick and twisted ? to attack some while they are sleeping. Who does that?

  • lilli lilian

    Jesus Christ! My heart is pounding at the thought of what that poor girl was feeling in that unexpected moment. Calling 911 is fine and dandy, but we know 911 isn’t magic and just appears so LORD, that poor child had to wait and endure. Yep, a few people need to be punished for this, and a parent needs to be one of them for failing to teach their kid to at the very least, do no harm to people sleeping over at your house, I mean da*m, by age 5 you learn to avoid hot cocoa or hot soup because it burns, so to be 12 and not know better or not care is psycho and should be criminal. A lot of parents FEAR allowing sleepovers because they don’t want to be made responsible for the safety of another person’s child because children can’t be trusted, so when a parent doesn’t feel fear and they welcome the sleepover, then aren’t they responsible? Wouldn’t they be charged with failure to supervise or something like that? Kids of today are really in a bad state aren’t they? We should not be in a place where homeschooling and being your child’s best and only friend or having your child only deal with cousins is the better option. Just Awful

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    So the new thing is to play it on pranks and YouTube videos got it!!! Well my child will be well informed about such pranks and know to call me as soon as somebody talking about a prank so I can show up and beat everybody’s ASS yea I said!!! Some of this stuff seems intentional!! And these children seem scared to say different! They prolly said just tell your mom and them we were playing a prank so “we” don’t get in trouble

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I was wondering if the girl invited Jamoneisha over just to bully her. Damn shame

  • Lisa daniels

    Probably did

  • Str8tUpMenace

    The victim’s mom posted it to her Facebook page to bring awareness to the foolishness that these kids are doing.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Further where are the adults when the children are cranking up these stoves and boiling water !! This why my child couldn’t go to sleepovers and ish

  • BeUtFullSoul

    I REALLY don’t UNDERSTAND these children now-a-days…I’m not saying that MY generation DIDN’T DO stupid things back in our day, BUT DANG the things I read about NOW is just so RIDICULOUS! I pray for this little girls TOTAL HEALING&RECOVERY. Physically and Mentally.

  • lilli lilian

    I think it states in the write up that the mother posted them and she just can’t take them down because she wants other kids to see how serious this dumb challenge/game is.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Poor little girl, I pray she has a speedy recovery and that devil that is disguised as a little girl gets her axxx beat and charged bcuz her mean and crazy behind should know what she did to another human being is wrong

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is horrific! Twelve year old Juwannaman or whatever her name is should be in Juvie until she is eighteen at least — and then she should bear some responsibility for the medical bills and reconstructive surgery this poor baby may have to have…

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Nah we did stupid shiiit but nothing like this new misguided generation. Everytime I read or see stuff like this all I can do is pray harder bcuz if we the human race don’t get it together, we are doomed. Like the good book says…. we are living in our last days

  • MissHarlem

    Hello somebody!!! I mean really wtf is up with this generation of parents and children. Hell if my mom didn’t like the child she wasn’t even allowed in my house forget about me going over. We better socialize on the stoop or the park but the buck stops there. I can’t with these new age parents ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    She needs to be in jail until she’s eighteen at least.

  • Phillybruh

    I have to have a sit down with my 11 yr old about these dumb behind challenges.

  • ShWa

    I agree, this was a sick and twisted act she commited on that poor girl, no one deserves to be victimized like that, she needs to be locked up.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    J: Not only does she deserve the kind of whipping our grandparents got

    When you had to pick out your own switch?

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • ShWa

    Omg, this is terrible, she needs to be locked up, who in their right mind would do such a thing! My heart goes out to that poor little girl.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep. Juvie until she’s 18 at least….

  • EMILY POST

    People know their kids have problems but still allow them to invite other people over…. I am sure she just didnt get to be nuts… People watch your kids especially around other children.
    Now a days people do not share the same values and morals. A lot of people have none.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Right!!!! My moms was the same way. If she didn’t like the kid, that was the end of that. And if I didn’t listen and still hung around them at school, she would simply tell me, your hard-headed ass will learn the hard way. And dammit, I did.

    I go in on my kids if I don’t like the kids that they hang around. I’ll be damned and a half.

  • PRPSP

    DISGUSTED!

  • MissHarlem

    Exactly tuh ?

  • Justlooknout

    What in What? What’s up with this hot water challenge? I thought the ice challenge was stupid. A 2nd degree burn is painful, I can’t imagine 4th degree burn on your entire face.

    LOOK parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, god parents, teachers, preachers. Challenge all kids to write a book, do complex math problems. It’s always the next prank. This madness has to stop.

    praying for mom and family to be strong and hoping for a full recovery.

  • On the radar….

    Friends don’t do that. I can’t even blame the mother because these little evil trolls are determined to do what they want to do. The mother should keep it up on every social media outlet. All these naked pics and sexual videos people post and kids cursing but they don’t mind that…
    Wow, my heart goes out to this little girl. I hope she can get through this. ? Makes me mad!

  • Justlooknout

    Chile, you know kids get up in the middle of the night or odark thrity and lay awake at night thinking of devilish shiat.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Smh… kids have no compassion these days

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no words. These kids are souless

  • JV

    They should scrub social media for any “boiling water challenges.” It’s not that much to ask mods for Facebook, Twitter, etc, to take down material of this nature. It’s happened before. What you have to look out for is those Snapchat-like apps that only the kids know about — kids are slick.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    OMG!
    Ya can get mad, I DO NOT CARE!!!
    I BLAME THE PARENTS!
    I have worked with too many people and I know that it goes back to the home!! There is ONLY a small percentage, 1% or less, where things happen to kids outside the home & it warps their mind. But, people never want to hear it.
    I AM PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THESE KIDS HAVE ANGER ISSUES! ALREADY! I HAVE SEEN TOO MUCH!!!

  • Renee26

    Yeah…those little helfas knew what hot water can do to a person…they did it on purpose to hurt that girl over that argument…I hope the girl does some real time in juvie behind this too

  • EMILY POST

    Drugs messes families up…. Too much alcohol can mess some people up too.

  • Ryan

    My cousin got burned on the face by boiling water years ago when she was little – POS daddy wasn’t paying attention. I’ve seen firsthand how something like this can affect a little girl, the pain and not to mention getting ostracized by classmates. So sad and senseless. The girl who did it should be in juvi.

  • Justlooknout

    Get out my head….I was over there fuming looking up there information

    https://www.youtube.com/yt/press/index.html

    https://www.youtube.com/yt/press/index.html

    you can fax a letter to 650-253-0001

  • EMILY POST

    Who would even let their kids sleep over somebodies house now a days we are in a generation of perverts, weirdos and people with absolutely no values at all. The little girl who poured the water is nuts I bet her parents are equally crazy.

  • JV

    Yeah you never see them pranking themselves with boiling water, do you?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A 12 year old’s mind is very different from an adult’s mind. Personally, I’ve never agreed with charging 12 year olds as adults, no matter what the crime.

  • Athena Panagakos

    Exactly!

  • Bella Boss

    lmfaooooo but true

  • Bella Boss

    i don’t think it was a prank. if story is correct it says they argued. i think she did it intentionally.

  • Jazzy T

    Yup, and don’t forget boiled the water…very premeditated

  • Bella Boss

    fact. bragging and probably even posting pic on snap chat, etc

  • Pamela

    Yeh she did. Little devil child.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    So young to have so much hatred in her heart. Lost soul

  • Pamela

    Satans spawn.

  • Pamela

    She probably did. She the devils spawn.

  • Guess Who

    This is why I do sleepovers. SMH

  • Ni Ni

    I was just about to type the same thing. I don’t have kids, but i thought nobody was doing these anymore.

  • Mischelle

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times. Little kids don’t need access to the internet unless supervised (a parent sitting right next to them for a school project, etc). They especially don’t need social media accounts. What for??? They don’t need to play on our phones. They need to stay in a child’s place. Sick of this!

  • JV

    Oh, I agree. But that’s always the pretense they use.

  • Judi Lauren

    Seriously

  • Justlooknout

    My mom did not allow it. You could stay at mine…Finally she let me stay at this girls house. It was a mistake…But I’ll take to my grave.

  • guest

    WTH is going on in the world with kids behaving like this!?! Who makes up these games! years ago it was a asphyxiation game by hanging and now this! SMDH sad Sad sad!

  • Chuck

    This lil bih needs her ass whooped and needs to be in jail for life. This is a bad example of her parents’ parenting skills. Her parents should get charged and sued, too. Lil bad stank bitch.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Heartbreaking!

  • NicoleZee

    Kids today are so damn evil and their parents are in denial. I hope that evil heifer gets several years in prison; put her with the adult women so she can get her ass beat. That’s why sleepovers are a bad idea, but the victim did not deserve that. So sad. I’m not tolerating any foolishness from my child, he gets evil, he will be begging for mercy once I’m done with him! I wish his little ass would! Do better parents, please!

  • Ms..N

    Lol Do you care to share? We won’t tell..

  • Dowoop

    This does not sound like no hot water challenge.That other little girl would have been going to the hospital with my child as well with that fuckery that she did. At 12 yrs old you know better. My 7 yr old knows better.

  • Banka

    Well it wasn’t the parents who poured the boiling water on that little girl it was her, and at age 12 I think she would know better.

  • Ni Ni

    Uh oh

  • Ni Ni

    I won’t tell nobody ?

  • Dowoop

    Its always something with these kids. I hate the park, these kids have no boundaries. I be at the park telling parents to talk to their kids because they wouldnt want me to.

  • Dowoop

    When my nephew sleeps over, i let the kids sleep in the living room downstairs. By the time its morning they done ate all the snacks in the pantry.

  • NicoleZee

    Half the parents reading this have evil out if control kids and they sit back and do nothing. Sad. Some kids just need to be put down as in no longer breathing. This is exactly why every state needs the death penalty, and nit just for when someone commits murder. I do believe children should be executed too. I say give this child the needle for what she did, but that would never happen and NY does not have the death penalty. When she gets out of prison, she will end up killing somebody. Sad.

  • Ms..N

    Okay hope you have healed from it..

  • Ni Ni

    I was agreeing with you in trying to get @justlookinout to share her story.

  • NicoleZee

    Bitch would have been in a permanent coma if she were my child and purposely burned someone. Bad behavior reflects on the parents, I’ll be damned if any child of mine embarrasses me like that. Parents are too lenient with kids, Today, kids run the parents and the household. Hell, when I was growing up, my family didn’t play about bad behavior: Either you acted like you had common sense or go and pick out an outfit for your final display at your funeral! I chose the former because I didn’t want to die young!

    Someone needs to pour acid or boiling water on that evil POS so she can see how it feels!

  • Ms..N

    Lol my apologies I thought you were them..Hopefully they will spill the beans.

  • Not Down With The BS

    Are these kids retarded? Hot water challenge???

  • Lady Elle

    All of these different challenges…are stupid! What’s the point of doing them? Smh

  • che’lint

    Oh WOW! I would not know what to do in that type of situation… Sandrarose what would be the correct medical step?Should you get cold water to help or butter while you wait for the paramedic? Gheesh what a nightmare.

  • NicoleZee

    When I was that age and you had issues with someone, we would fight it out and that’s it, not do something sick like this. We might of made threats, but never acted on it and never planned to.

  • EMILY POST

    I am sorry that something horrible happened to you…. Thats just the days we are leaving in with people who are weirdos and Perverts. You not only have to worry about the kids then its everybody else thats at the house…. Its a lot of people who are not right..

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Lmao ?

  • Phillybruh

    On law and order they would have charged the person who created the challenge.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    This challenge is new to me, but it’s obviously quite dangerous. Boiling hot water? Do they not care to google how hot boiling water can get? Pour it on someone? Drinking it because of a challenge and the subsequently die? Y’all doing way too much out here for likes, schits n giggles.

  • NicoleZee

    Yep! McCoy would tell Van Buren to get Briscoe and Green to arrest the idiots of the challenge! I still love Law & Order reruns. Addicted!

  • Lady Elle

    The children these days are definitely not like the children we were when I was growing up. They lack the respect that we were taught and act like you owe them. Quit trying to be their friend, be their parent.

  • Desiree Edwards

    There was another hot water challenge where young kids are drinking boiling water!! That poor little died a few days ago!

  • NY_Chick

    this is so sad. why would children do this.

  • hotntot95

    This is terrible?..
    ..My mom did not allow me to sleep over NOBODY HOUSE..I. was always mad about that..but when I got my own kids I did the same thing..and this is why…u can not always trust others to watch over your babies…

  • freelancepimp .

    Yeah I don’t think there is a boiling water challenge and I hope this little girl is not being tormented regularly like this.

  • Jazzy T

    SMH do you remember the fire challenge?? These darn bae bae kids! What happen to building a club house, you know those healthy outlets….

  • Mischelle

    They’re kids, they shouldn’t be googling schit. Littles asses need to be playing outside and reading books.

  • Noirluv45

    Sometimes I think our children have run amok. Maybe it’s because we only focus on the negative acts they do, but I worry about them. They lack common sense, intelligence, and discipline. Bullying has always been around. That poor baby was bullied because of her weight. I think the actions of adults have failed because of the childish behavior they see in many of us. I hope the child who did this gets punished and the victim recovers.

  • NicoleZee

    Today parents fear their own kids. My mom used to say she wish one of us would try to run her or put hands on her, we would have been comatose until she decided to pull the plug. Most old school Black mama’s don’t play that shit. You don’t disrespect your parents during childhood or even throughout adulthood, and you don’t act a fool embarrassing your family. That’s exactly why my mom doesn’t deal with my brother. She figures not talking is better than sending him to an early grave. It’s just sad that parents today do not even care how their children behave. Kids been running things and killing parents for years; how the hell it comes to that I don’t know. I wish my son would pull a gun on me, I wouldn’t run at all, I’d be the one pulling the damn trigger. Ain’t no nigga or child about to run me, not today, I run this ship!!!! FOH!

  • Noirluv45

    THIS! ^^^

  • Noirluv45

    Gone are the days. These kids indulge in social media, TV, and other mediums that corrupt their minds. Also, many of their parents are defective, so, there you have it. It’s tragic and pathetic!

  • Harley

    These kids are ill now days. Stop feeding these kids processed foods and reality tv and mumble rap and the INTERNET!

  • Lisa daniels

    This why I tell my child don’t let no one play in your hair and I am like no you can’t have play that child.

  • Noirluv45

    Yep!

  • Harley

    there was a little girl who died a few days back from drinking boiling water for this so called challenge

  • Harley

    hahahahaha

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Why weren’t they being supervised?

  • Phillybruh

    You know based on the Public School system its a chance they don’t know, I think most of them lack basic common sense.

  • Lady Elle

    I know that’s right. These kids are out of order and out of control.

  • Lady Elle

    I know that’s right. These kids are out of order and out of control.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    PSA: A know a lot of parents let their children sleepover without even meeting the other parent or visiting the household to see how they living…have a conversation with the parent so you’ll know how lenient or structured they are with the way the run their household.
    As parents, we need to know what our children are watching, reading, listening to and thinking about. Parenting is the hardest job in life especially in this world today, but it is a must that we play an active role, I be tired as hell when I get home but I still ask her how was her day, how does she feel…who did she talk to and about what…..almost everyday….and you’d be surprise….I often have to ask her to save me some for the next day because she’ll talk me past my bedtime!!

    I do surprise phone checks with my 14 year old daughter. I HAVE HER SECURITY CODE…and lately she’s been acting like her brain is turned off (teenagers often do) so I made her uninstall her snapchat, youtube and instagram (which I have access to all) which I do for weeks at a time…ITS TIME TO UNPLUG FROM SOCIAL MEDIA..AND SOCIAL PUBLIC..I assigned her 5 books to read (one for each week before school starts) she has to give me a verbal report when I get home everyday and a submit a written report on every 3rd chapter. I also printed out a list of 100 vocabulary words that all 9th graders should know… she must memorize the spelling of and be able to use each word in a sentence. She’s starting 9th grade this fall and already knows she wants to be a forensic scientist…so she must research her field and give me a written report on what classes she should start taking in HS and College…..No outings, sleepovers, etc….for the next 30 days (besides family related).

    I’m no perfect parent, I make mistakes and I’m tired, but I try to remember that she was gifted to me from God and I have a responsibility to do the best I can.

    Parents today have just given up….we just can’t give up.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    PSA: A know a lot of parents let their children sleepover without even meeting the other parent or visiting the household to see how they living…have a conversation with the parent so you’ll know how lenient or structured they are with the way the run their household.
    As parents, we need to know what our children are watching, reading, listening to and thinking about. Parenting is the hardest job in life especially in this world today, but it is a must that we play an active role, I be tired as hell when I get home but I still ask her how was her day, how does she feel…who did she talk to and about what…..almost everyday….and you’d be surprise….I often have to ask her to save me some for the next day because she’ll talk me past my bedtime!!

    I do surprise phone checks with my 14 year old daughter. I HAVE HER SECURITY CODE…and lately she’s been acting like her brain is turned off (teenagers often do) so I made her uninstall her snapchat, youtube and instagram (which I have access to all) which I do for weeks at a time…ITS TIME TO UNPLUG FROM SOCIAL MEDIA..AND SOCIAL PUBLIC..I assigned her 5 books to read (one for each week before school starts) she has to give me a verbal report when I get home everyday and a submit a written report on every 3rd chapter. I also printed out a list of 100 vocabulary words that all 9th graders should know… she must memorize the spelling of and be able to use each word in a sentence. She’s starting 9th grade this fall and already knows she wants to be a forensic scientist…so she must research her field and give me a written report on what classes she should start taking in HS and College…..No outings, sleepovers, etc….for the next 30 days (besides family related).

    I’m no perfect parent, I make mistakes and I’m tired, but I try to remember that she was gifted to me from God and I have a responsibility to do the best I can.

    Parents today have just given up….we just can’t give up.

  • Boonella

    I don’t think you’re supposed to use butter on a burn, but since it is hot water it might be different….

  • Boonella

    I don’t think you’re supposed to use butter on a burn, but since it is hot water it might be different….

  • StoneColdLady

    BUT at 12 years old you KNOW boiling water burns I BET she didn’t stick her hand on it! Who on earth are raising these children

  • LibraGirlonly

    These kids are more than ill in today’s society. They are so desensitized and the parents are to blame. I constantly have to stay on my son about how to treat others and how you shouldn’t make fun of people because you see your foolish friends doing it. The music is terrible, the TV shows are terrible. The parents letting them raise themselves and call the shots and here you have it people. A bunch of crazies. Smh

  • Vegas1989

    That’s what I’m talking about…My dad was hard on me but I’m the woman that I am because of him..Hit them damn books and your little friends aren’t your friends. Tough love but damn he was mean but he prepared me for this jacked up world that we live in today. I will forever love that man and I miss him very much.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I was always taught to stay out of other folks houses because every house is not a home.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Seriously!

  • Jazzy T

    Lawd, I just brought my daughter a phone she will be 16yrs. All my friends would laugh at me because I kept saying to her ” once you have a pay stub you can have a cell phone” We gotta pray for these kids…

    I still have a house phone so she could call once came home from school to ensure she is safe…#oldschool

    I dont do social media, meaning FB, twitter etc SR is as close as I get chile…LOL

  • Vegas1989

    Go Old School. Put the TV in the living room and the computer in the living room. Mom and Dad lock your door so they won’t sneak to look at your TV…These kids got too damn much stuff….I had to make straight A’s and do community stuff. I don’t have no kids but my puppy mind me like crazy. I tell him to so something he know damn well to do it or he ain’t getting no damn treats and grumpy cat and the rest of his toys are going bye bye…LOL

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    There is only one TV in my house in the living room by design….I didn’t grow up with one in my room and neither me or my friends poured boiling hot water on anyone….but we use to dip my cousins hands (never slept over anyone else’s house besides family) in a cup of warm water and watch him pee in his sleep….that’s the most we ever did…..LOL….I mean we did silly stuff too but not on this level….kids dying from pranks….SMDH

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I believe in affection and structure(sometimes tough love)……I love you and will do everything in my power to raise you right….but I brought you in this world and I’ll take you out if you do a boiling water challenge….LOL

  • NicoleZee

    Kids today are selfish and entitled. I’m 34, and when I was growing up, we had to use the family computer and phone. We did not get laptops, personal cell phones, or cars either. My mom had a good career but she was not about to buy us things that we didn’t need and that we should pay for ourselves. We did have TVs in our room though and my grandmother did not like it when my mom did that. We couldn’t lock our room doors unless were were undressing and my mom had to see what programs we chose to watch. I think me and my brother both snuck and watched porn online, but that was it, we never tried to meet anybody online or come up with ways to injure people. My mom caught my brother watching porn online once and she almost ripped him a new one! However, in the end she said she was glad he was looking at naked women and not men! LOL!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    What an evil thing to do to someone, especially if they were supposed friends.

  • hotntot95

    This is true, even relatives..that’s where my mom trusted me to be and that’s where I was molested…

  • NicoleZee

    Exactly. I don’t even like going over people’s houses so I sure as hell will not allow my son to just go over anyone’s house. I need to get to know them first and sometimes that doesn’t matter because your child can still be harmed. And sleepovers will be a no for me. He’s not old enough yet for friends (he’s almost 22 months) but I will probably have a hard time with him if he ends up being an extrovert and wants lots of friends. I’m introverted, I don’t do the friends thing, ain’t got the time or patience anymore. I wouldn’t mind my son having friends when he’s older, but I’m going to be pretty strict about where he goes. A lot of parents keep a nasty ass house and all kinds of chaos within. But yet, if you say something to people like that, they get offended. Why the hell would I want to come over and eat from your fridge when you haven’t cleaned it since the Clinton administration???? WTH??? FOH!

  • free

    me either. when you watch some of the videos her friends are saying the two girls got into an argument that night.

  • NicoleZee

    You were raised very well. I do not like going over to people’s houses because most people keep it nasty. With my immune system, hell naw. Try fighting a bacterial infection in the hospital with your organs about to fail! NEVER AGAIN! If people are nasty, then where they live is too. I just don’t get some people. Gross.

  • free

    can’t do nothing about second degree. it took her skin off.

  • free

    but what is the challenge, that you’re not going to get burnt? anywho this was not a prank; it was done maliciously after an argument according to some of the friends.

  • NicoleZee

    Oh Jesus! So sorry that happened to you. Prayers. I hope you have overcome that and I hope the scum that did that to you is in prison or dead. That’s why no one watches my baby but my mom. Relatives can’t be trusted either. If my son is around others, then my mom or me are with him, period. Thank you for sharing what happened to you. I hope that you can be a blessing to someone else who went through what you did. Consider yourself a survivor who can uplift others 🙂 XOXO

  • T3

    Prayerfully whatever it is wasn’t too traumatic and you are 100% ok.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    I wish people wouldn’t get a hold of their business bad a** kids. Smdh

  • thrift.store.jungle

    which is why my child sleeps at home. in the bed EYE pay for and monitor. i wish this baby a full recovery.

  • free

    i finally googled it. folk are really doing this shyt to their family members and everything. burning the fugg out of them.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Another silly challenge. This was so avoidable.

  • free

    i was shocked. i didn’t even realize you bubble up like that. it’s like she was in an inferno!

  • http://toshiashaw.com Toshia Shaw

    This is why my daughter isn’t allowed to go to sleepovers. Nope!

  • free

    i agree with her too. i was like D@MN! i never imagined it to be that way.

  • hotntot95

    … yes I have overcome, we all go thru something tragic in this life..can’t use it as an excuse not to keep your head up..thanks for your kind words.

  • free

    nah….

  • Phillybruh

    Talked to the partner about this discussion I want to have with our 11 yr old. He said he’s uneasy because, he has very limited access to the internet and suppose he doesn’t know about all these challenges do we want to peek his interests? I still think a conversation is needed. He thinks we need to talk to the 7yr old if there is one child he would be the one.

  • Noirluv45

    I think the conversation is needed as well. I compare that to a parent not talking to their child about sex for fear he/she will engage in it. We have to prepare our children for life. How about talking to them both?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    So true, unfortunately.

  • Yoni7

    Almighty bless both of these children.
    WTF is WRONG with these kids????!!!!!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOLOL Dig it. I mean google and see how hot boiling water actually gets and then not do it. But yeah, ur right. Take y’alls lil asses outside until the street lights come on.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Damn reading this story and looking at the pics is simply heartbreaking.

  • Phillybruh

    The 11 yr. old absolutely, the 7 yr. old in some capacity, he doesn’t have access to the internet at all. unless its a nick jr or Disney app.

  • Justlooknout

    Yeah, just alot of drinking! Thankfully I had a protective friend.

  • Justlooknout

    Nothing horrible happened, I just was drinking and messed up a brand new shirt. Thank God that was it. Yes THANK GOD. My mom was cool with my friends mom and thought highly of her.

  • Justlooknout

    Just lots of drinking

  • FallenOne

    I catch that lol beotch by herself take off my belt and beat her ass like a slave than send her home

  • MythCalledLove

    I don’t know if it’s kids doing dumb stuff w/o knowing how it would end or the work of a psychopath. I think the pics should stay up because both hv a right to share the story. It takes thought find a pot, fill it with water, turn the stove on, or microwave wait for the water to boil. Parents need to know what to look for as far as behavior of a psychopath or sociopaths, or anti social behavior.

  • free

    see for me, you can’t just go by what happens at home. at LOT is being conveyed and absorbed while they marinate together in a classroom for hours and hours. most of the ignant stuff my kid learned was from classmates. my hubby and i had to get real in our conversations with her, realizing that as much as we did to combat the foolishness, she is only as shielded as the worst parented kid in the group. and this is elementary school.

  • free

    you’d be surprised what he knows…or think he knows lol.

  • Ms..N

    Lol I figured that was it..I’m gonna tell on you!

  • Jennifer

    For what this heifer did a switch isn’t enough. I’m talking real punishment. “Kneel on this here livestock feed til it burns into your soul!” You don’t know pain until you’ve knelt on cornmeal for some time. Not only does it hurt, it messes with your head to be punished in that way. If you knew THAT would be your punishment, you’d think twice before ever pulling some mess like that. Truth be told, thats what is missing from today’s world. Team old school all day, every way!

  • MythCalledLove

    *Clapping*

  • Jennifer

    I believe this, totally.

  • Mischelle

    Lol, yes to the street lights. Our asses were trained. Played outside all day long.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I can’t stand bad kids. They are super ugly to me.

  • MythCalledLove

    You sound just like my mom. I would be so mad when she would say no. I would say but why?? Because I said so damnit and don’t ask me again. I would stomp away “Bring your behind right back here and walk out of here right” Now I understand.

  • Tee Bullock

    This breaks my heart and 1 of the reasons I teach my son about being nice to others.

  • MythCalledLove

    My mom knew everything I was going to do before I did it I just knew she was a witch. I couldn’t get nothing past her. If she said no phone she would take the handsets. My mom was no joke her favorite line was “Try Me”

  • AHardAct2Follow

    Thank You! Sounds like you work in mental health too. If so, stay strong. There are too many parents unaware and in denial of the early warning signs of severe mental illness.

  • Shawty

    Wow…what is this world coming to? Can’t even let the kids enjoy themselves without having to worry. SMDH!

  • Moon Lee

    Usually, they have Super bad role models!

  • Moon Lee

    Children need to READ quality books, and get off the Web!!!! Parents!!!!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    It sounds like the IQ of these people are severally limited. And there is no such thing as the “Hot water” challenge.

  • Guess Who

    Right! Just like that stupid ass lighting yourself on fire challenge. Damn, folks will do ANYTHING for attention.

  • Guess Who

    SMH….

    The 12-year-old girl behind the boiling water attack on Jamoneisha Merritt tried to kill herself over the incident, her mother told the Daily News inside the Bronx apartment where the incident occurred early Monday.

    “My daughter tried to stab herself with a knife,” said mom Shernett Panton, 34, on Thursday. “It was a prank — not a good prank. But after she saw what she did to (Jamoneisha) was really wrong, she tried to kill herself.”

    The burned girl’s mother allegedly choked 12-year-old Aniya Grant Stuart over the incident, and the angry parent appeared Thursday morning spewing threats outside the Panton apartment.

    “I’m going to cut your face, you f—ing b—-!” Ebony Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f—ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”

    According to Panton, the girl she knew as Jamoni was a friend of her daughter Aniya and basically moved into their apartment about a month ago.

    “They always prank each other,” said Panton. “My daughter was sleeping and Jamoni poured cold water on Aniya. My daughter was like, ‘OK, if you’re gonna do a prank on me, I’m gonna prank you back.’

    “But my daughter — I don’t know what she was thinking — boiled hot water and poured it on Jamoni’s face.”

    Panton was sleeping around 4 a.m. when the bizarre incident occurred as Jamoni slept on a couch in the family living room.

    The girl was rushed to Harlem Hospital for treatment of the burns. The Rev. Robert Rice prayed with the burn victim, her mother and her grandmother in the girl’s hospital room.

    “She’s doing fine, she’s strong,” said Rice. “Her spirit is strong. I gave her a hug, and she’s smiling.”

    Aniya was under a suicide watch at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center after trying to stab herself with a knife, according to her mom.

    “What she did was really wrong, but it’s too much right now,” said Panton, 34. “My daughter is 12. Everybody makes mistakes.”

    After Panton told The News that the Merritts were threatening her family every day, Ebony Merritt appeared outside the clan’s Findlay Ave. apartment and launched into an expletive-laden tirade.

    The police were called to the scene to speak with Merritt and defuse the situation.

  • KarmaBackAround

    These kids can be soooo cruel to each other

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chiiiii smh this here story!! But the little girl does need to be prosecuted…she was tryin to be billy bad ass cause ot was HER house..we as females once young girls knows how this goes…so sad

  • Ghost

    So glad I don’t have any damn kids! This is heartbreaking….

  • Just this one time

    Sounds like my parents, no sleepovers. The only sleepover I got to experience in my youth was at my grandparents house which felt like staying at home but worse because my grandparents were even more strict, bedtime was always at 08:30pm

  • Naomi

    Truer words have never been spoken. I see these kids nowadays…I’m a GROWN WOMAN and I can’t even drink soda like these kids do! Root beer a 10 in the morning? For a six year old? Say what?

  • Chocolate Bliss

    I don’t blame mom dukes for choking her ass. Her poor child is scarred for life. I can’t imagine the pain she went through. I refuse to believe that was a prank, that little girl threw that hot water on her out of spite.

  • Phillybruh

    True is this.

  • FallenOne

    I work in epidemiology and often have honest detailed discussions with patients. I am often disheartened by the seemingly normal person who turns out to be a horrific pervert. Never judging but somethings should be universally common since at any age

  • Harley

    Yuck! Soda has a cup of sugar and sugar is more addicting than most drugs. Its the parenting. And it is sad. kids gonna have diabetes at 10

  • T3

    Whew! *wipes forehead* Glad that is it.

  • T3

    I’m thinking about how bad my finger burns when I touch something. And looking at this child’s FACE makes me want to cry. I’d kick that lil girl’s arse myself if I could. This is so awful. Her azz knew exactly what she was doing. For her lil arse to boil the water says she knows all too well. SMH

    I hope this poor baby has some serious pain relievers. I can’t even imagine!

  • noireyblanca

    That’s why I don’t let my kids spend the night over other people’s houses. That’s some low down evil shit that lil girl did!

  • Vonn

    Wtf is wrong with people?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    WTF is wrong with this damn generation?!?! Are they THAT pressed for attention? Where did their common sense go? Do they even have any? All these stupid challenges, and all for attention and some sort of brief fame. Most children learn at a VERY early age “fire is hot” and know not to eat anything that’s too hot so as not to burn their mouth. What did she think was going to happen after throwing boiling hot water on her “friend”? She should’ve thrown it on herself as a damn challenge. I’m sorry (but not sorry) but at age 12 you def know right from wrong and the effects of boiling hot water touching your skin.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Truth they do. Glad I don’t have any kids even though I am a great woman.

  • shun king

    Some people will say only white people do things like this….

  • shun king

    book reading has become so rare just like kids who play chess

  • Noirluv45

    Sounds like great parenting to me.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, indeed, they need a lot of prayer! It’s a scary thought the world our children have to grow up in. Wow! That’s the way we used to do it. Shoot, when I was growing up we used pay phones if we had to.

    Lol! SR is close enough. 😀

  • The Chosen One

    She is a cute little girl. This should not have happened.

  • T3

    At all. Where was the adult in the house while her arse was boiling water. I can’t with people!

  • Dahl

    My heart aches for this poor girl. She’ll not only be disfigured for life, but traumatized. All for someone she thought was a friend…

  • Blue

    Evil.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Her injuries looks like more than “a cup” of boiling water. It looks she dumped a pot on her.

  • Lisa daniels

    This was beyond cruel this was sadistic.

  • lovelygamour

    the mother ebony sounds like an idiot. its not her place to post those pictures. its like people don’t know how the internet works. those pictures will follow her for the rest of her life. its really a decision for the girl to make when she is older.
    how is she raising her daughter. the girl who pour the boiling water (looks bigger than a cup to me) is obviously not right in the head. the mother says people were always picking on her due to her weight. so maybe she should’ve warned her daughter about nut jobs.
    the mother now seems to be talking out the side of her neck. she needs to not do anything until the facts are clear. she downplaying things and trying to find internet fame. her daughter is in pain. I feel for this little girl. she needs rest and no stress. if the mom wants to make some change sell the story and gofundme after consulting with a district attorney.

  • lovelygamour

    my thoughts exactly. everyone wants to do a “challenge” but they don’t want to do the work.
    chubby bunny: get a friend to stuff most of the marshmellows.
    ice bucket challenge: pour a glass of water on them and dump a bucket on a friend while no one donates any money.
    cinnamon challenge: post everyone elses attempt while not doing it themselves.
    we (blackpeople) need to get off smartphones. I don’t care if white people are doing it. it looks like we are taking a step back. also too many of us are doing “white people drugs” and its showing. cant follow every trend.

  • lovelygamour

    I wonder did the mother tell this story at the scene or after a few days came up with the great story. how stupid would that girl be to dump a ton of hot water on her friend because the friend dumped cold water on her.
    and why are these idiots giving their names to the press.

  • TOO REAL

    Calling people names shows that you are not far from the person you are judging. Just like the challenge game this mother feels the need to warn people what childish jealousy can lead to. If this is the way she wants to go about it, it’s her decision and besides the pictures are on the news – public. The mother didn’t take the pictures the police did. DO BETTER

  • TOO REAL

    why bring in race? DO BETTER

  • TOO REAL

    This is what happens when kids who don’t know how to raise kids have kids. Adults now want to prove that their parents didn’t know how to raise kids because it can be done without spanking. I GUESS THEY WERE WRONG. More kids are committing crimes, going to jail because the parents still want to hang, party and be the child’s friend instead of a role model and parent. DO BETTER

  • Chuck

    No kid who was raised properly, will ever think of such hatred thing to do.

  • Chuck

    I agree!

  • Adewole Aderotoye

    This is barbaric and evil in every sense of it. No amount of apologies or pleas will be enough. That girl is just too mean.

  • Adewole Aderotoye

    This is barbaric and evil in every sense of it. No amount of apologies or pleas will be enough. That girl is just too mean.

  • TeeTee

    Poor baby… I hope she has strong emotional support.

  • Karen Brady

    So true. I am drama when I burn my fingertip on the stove or in the oven. I can’t IMAGINE and don’t want to.God bless her and her family. Poor baby.

  • Karen Brady

    I don’t even want them in my space truth be told. I love kids but don’t have any myself and damn sure don’t need to entertain anyone’s bad children. FACT.

  • Allison G

    There is no way this was some type of challenge. It was already proven that the two girls got into an argument. The 12 y/o girl told the 11 y/o girl (the victim)she was gonna do something to her when she goes to sleep.
    The 12 y/o mother sounds like a f**king fool saying the victim poured cold water on her daughter like that justifies what her lil psycho child did. I see why her daughter is sick in the head. I don’t care what anyone says this was no accident or a boiling water challenge this was the act pure hate.

  • T3

    Girl yes! That ish is one of the worst pains IMO. I wanna whoop that lil girl’s arse!!!!!

  • Malcom Flex

    PLEASE. That brat who poured boiled water got her azz beat that’s why she’s crazy.

  • Malcom Flex

    KUDOS TO YOU that’s PROPER PARENTING!!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Don’t you get it? She’s BEEN had her azz whipped that’s why she’s crazy now, smdh!!