Life coaches off to prison

Parental advice-giver found guilty of horrific child abuse. Of course.

Ruby Franke, a mother of six who gave online parenting advice via a popular YouTube channel, was sentenced to four prison terms of between one and 15 years each, on aggravated child abuse charges on Tuesday.

Franke, 42, who had 2.3 million followers on her now-deleted 8 Passengers video channel, was arrested in the southern Utah city of Ivins last August after her malnourished 12-year-old son, with open wounds and bound with duct tape, climbed out of a window at the home of Jodi Hildebrandt, owner of a self-improvement counseling business, to ask for food and water from a neighbor.

So her parenting advice is to hand your children over to a sadist to be starved stabbed and duct taped?

I’d love to know all about Hildebrandt’s wisdom on self-improvement.

One of Franke’s daughters was later found in a similar malnourished condition in Hildebrandt’s home…

Franke and Hildebrandt, who collaborated on parenting and relationship advice videos posted on Hildebrandt’s life coaching service ConneXions, pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated child abuse in December. Hildebrandt was also sentenced to to the same prison terms as Franke on Tuesday.

Life coaching! Please, share the life coaching! We all need to improve.

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