Florida mom accused of burning son's hand on hot stove

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A mother in Florida is facing child abuse charges after police say she held her son's hand to a hot stove.

Police say 29-year-old Miriam Rebolledo held her six-year-old son's hand to a hot stove top inside their Miami-Dade home as a form of discipline.
WPLG-TV reports, Rebolledo allegedly told police that she has been struggling with her son's behavioral problems, and that she had tried to discipline him with other tactics, but failed to curb his behavior.

On Wednesday she received a call from his school after her son allegedly hit another student.

According to WPLG, police said she admitted that she couldn't take it anymore and went to extreme measures to punish him.

During her arraignment, the judge said: "Maybe in Colombia it's okay to take a child and place their hand on a burning stove, but in the United States it's not. That's not proper parenting."

Miriam Rebolledo is now charged with one count of aggravated child abuse.

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