A depressed divorcee who beat her 12-year-old daughter with a coat hanger for telling lies was told in court yesterday not to turn her frustration into violence because 'time has moved on'. Magistrate David Dufton gave Tse Yuen-yue, 40, the advice as a judge and parent after she changed her plea to guilty to one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Tse initially claimed she was exercising her right as a parent to correct the girl's behaviour. The mother-of-two beat Kam Man-yee at their home in Wah Fu Estate on May 22 this year, causing bruises on the girl's arms. A teacher, who saw the injuries, reported the matter to police the next day. 'Time has moved on and it is not acceptable now morally that people can give physical corporal punishment to children the way you did,' Mr Dufton told Tse in Eastern Court. The victim has been taken into care. Mr Dufton noted that Tse led a difficult life with two young children - the girl and her elder brother. She had suffered from insomnia, headaches, depression and anxiety since 1996 and the family of three survived on welfare. Sentencing was adjourned to December 6. Tse was released on bail.