Raising a teenager is not always the easiest thing to do. And despite many attempts to lead your teen in the right direction, they still don’t always do the right thing.
Georgia Mom, Cierra Forney, was not happy at all when she heard that her 13-year-old son was complaining about having to wear clothes from Walmart and mocking other kids for wearing clothes from goodwill.
Cierra writes on Facebook:
Acting like he’s too good to shop at Walmart 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 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!!
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…
Cierra knows that her way of teaching her son a lesson didn’t sit well with some people but says it was important 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!”
After the post was published a few days ago, a huge number of people have reacted with most comments praising Cierra for her creative punishment.
What do you think? Was it right for the mother to punish her rude son this way?
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