One California mother is taking a stand against the scourge of twerking by making her daughter hold up a sign publicly apologizing for engaging in the dance-du-jour at a recent school event.

Frances Hena of Bakersfield explicitly told 11-year-old Jamie not to rhythmically gyrate her lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent to elicit sexual arousal (as Urban Dictionary defines "twerking"), but her daughter defied her.

As punishment, Hena made the seventh grader stand for two hours near a busy intersection with a sign informing passing motorist that she "was disrespecting my parents by twerking at a school dance.

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"That’s ridiculous to even think that’s okay at a school dance," Hena told ABC News. "When she’s 18, she can do whatever she wants. As of right now, that’s not something she’s going to be doing."

Hena is also mad at the school for allowing her young daughter to twerk with abandon at an official function.

"I haven’t heard anything from the school still, and it’s just ridiculous to think that’s okay at a school dance," she said.

Hena wants the school to implement a strict "no twerking" policy, and hopes her daughter's public shaming will deter other young kids from twerking before their time.

[H/T: HyperVocal]