Clever mom uses selfies to check up on her teenage daughter

Teenagers can be tricky, but this mother is trickier.
November 7, 2017 11:55 am Last Updated: November 7, 2017 3:01 pm

The chances of 18-year-old Kaelyn Steinkopf tricking her mother about her whereabouts are slim.

Some parents call or text their teenage kids to check up on them to make sure they’re safe. Then there is Heather, who makes Kaelyn take selfies to prove that she is indeed where she said she is.

Steinkopf asks for evidence when she checks up on her daughter.

During one of the latest selfie requests, Kaelyn and her friend Stevie Holbrook were spending time together at Stevie’s house. “We were having a movie night at my house before I left for college,” Stevie told Buzzfeed.

Steinkopf requested a selfie from her daughter with Holbrook in it with their thumbs up for proof.


Although these kinds of requests are mostly light-hearted, it does help keep her daughter accountable. However, sometimes Steinkopf gets a little carried away and asks for more photos.

“I knew she was where she said she was, but it was more fun to keep her doing different things,” she told Buzzfeed.


The selfie strategy has landed Kaelyn in trouble in the past.

Kaelyn told BuzzFeed News that her mom’s strategy has gotten her into trouble previously. Like many teenagers, Kaelyn has lied, and a quick selfie proved it.

“There’ve been times when I’ve said I’m at Stevie’s when I’m at a bonfire or something,” she said.


The mother from Ohio now makes sure that Kaelyn is with who she says she is with and where, so she doesn’t worry.

But she explained to Buzzfeed that she only asks for specific selfies from her daughter once in a while, so the teenage girl will not know when she will have to send one.

This genius and protective mother has found a way to keep her daughter on her toes—and fortunately, it also looks like fun!