Since she found her son acting entitled, she made him go to Goodwill with $20 and buy clothes for him to wear to school for the entire week, along with some humility.
It really takes $0 to be kind but some people don't understand that. Bullying is something that starts at a very young age and these bullies grow up to be mean people, even when they are adults. The only way that can be stopped is if they are taught that they are wrong and if their mistakes are rectified. A parent or a teacher can actually guide a child towards the right path if they think they're loitering from it. It's okay, people make mistakes, but what's not okay is to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Parenting is hard, but sometimes, to raise good human beings, you have to be strict with them at times.
One mom noticed that her 13-year-old son (now 14) was being a snob last year, in March 2018. So, she took to Facebook to share how she dealt with the whole situation. So lately, my 13-year-old son had been acting a little... entitled. Acting like he's too good to shop at Wal-Mart or making snarky comments about kids at school who shop at the goodwill and quite a few other things. I don't tolerate that. Today, he took his own 20.00 to the goodwill to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school.
Mom Cierra Brittany Forney then wrote, Whatever he found is what he would have to wear. He isn't happy and shed a few tears but I firmly believe in 15 years he will look back and laugh at the day his Mom made him shop at goodwill. I want to teach my kids that money isn't everything and if you have to degrade other people because of where they shop, then you too will shop there. Side note, I love the goodwill!!
In a later post, she wrote that she had shared the post on Facebook only after she asked her son for permission. My son learned a valuable lesson from this and I believe it is just another story we can add to our lives memory to look back on. I didn't do this to punish him. It wasn't to show him that goodwill isn't a good place to shop. I did this to teach him that money and name brands don't change who we are as people. He can still be the amazing, adorable, loved kid that he is WITHOUT the expensive stores!
I do realize that we are partly to blame for his expectancy of always having name brands. My husband and I had our son when we were VERY young. We always strived to give him all the things we never had and because of that, he has grown to expect these things. I LOVE Goodwill. I got my first pair of amazing sunglasses there for 50 cents!! All the public shaming and saying my son will grow to hate me, sue me and later kill me are just awful. My son and I have an amazing relationship. He tells me everything and trusts me wholeheartedly.
I DO NOT care what anyone has to say about my post because I SOLEY did this to help my son become a better man. All the positive feedback and comments have brought me to tears and so have all the negative ones. All that matters is my son is completely 100 percent okay with what happened. My son has learned a valuable lesson from this AND my son is rockin' his button-up shirt he bought from the Goodwill with PRIDE today!!! Now, this is what good parenting is all about, amirite?