One mom has taught her teenage son a very serious lesson by making him shop at Goodwill after he bullied a classmate over their clothes.
Bullying has become a huge problem, with kids often being bullied over materialistic possessions or for just being a little different from their peers. And as a parent, it’s our job to do something about it!
And that’s what this tough mom did after she found out her 6th-grade son, Anthony was bullying people for where they shop. And it’s safe to say that she’s taught him a lesson that’s going to stay with him for a very long time…
Cierra Forney recently found out her thirteen-year-old son, Anthony was making some remarks about other students’ clothing.
He had been making fun of people for shopping at Goodwill and other low-end clothing stores, and Cierra had enough of listening to his snide remarks at home.
For his punishment, Cierra decided to take Anthony to Goodwill and made him use twenty dollars of his own money to buy a week’s worth of clothes for school. Cierra snapped a picture of him as he sulked through the aisles dragging clothes behind him.
The mom saw the moment as a life lesson and Cierra later uploaded the picture of her pouting son to Facebook…
The picture quickly went viral, and it’s understandable why hundreds of thousands of people congratulated the mom.
Cierra has since deleted the post which racked up 778k likes and 169k comments, as not to cause further embarrassment to her son.
At the time, Cierra captioned the post: “So lately, my thirteen-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. Whatever he found is what he would have to wear. He isn’t happy and shed a few tears but I firmly believe in fifteen 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!!”
Her clever punishment hit home with the 6th grader, who learned some very valuable lessons from the ordeal that will certainly stay with him for the rest of his life.
According to Shareably, Anthony told Fox 5 News that the lesson helped him learn not to be spoiled and said that he’ll be telling his friends “to be thankful for what you have.”