Mom Fed Up With 'Entitled' Teen Teaches Him Lesson At Goodwill That Has Parents Applauding
This Mom Made Her “Entitled” Son Shop at Goodwill as Punishment and the Internet Loves It
Instead of grounding her son for his "entitled" attitude, Cierra Brittany Forney took a unique approach in handling his punishment and teaching her 13-year-old a lesson on Sunday.
The Georgia mom posted a picture of her son on explaining why they took a trip to a local Goodwill store. She wrote that lately her son has been acting "entitled," which she doesn't tolerate, so she decided to teach him a lesson.
"[He's] 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," Forney wrote. "Today, he took his own .00 to the Goodwill to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school. Whatever he found is what he would have to wear."
Forney explained that her son definitely wasn't happy about the trip and a few tears were shed, but she hopes that in about 15 years or so that he looks back on the memory and laughs. And other parents agree with her, too. Forney's post has gained over 696,000 likes, nearly 260,000 shares, and thousands (almost 200,000 of them!) of positive comments on Facebook.
"Most of my kids clothes come from The Community Partnership Resale ship!" one parent commented. "And they love the cool clothes they get and how inexpensive it is! And it helps keep their parents in a job as well as serving our great community!"
"Well done! I find perfectly decent clothing at thrift stores all the time!" another commenter wrote. "Glad you're teaching your son that paying full retail price for something that costs pennies on the dollar to manufacture is NOT something that elevates your social status."
After seeing the amount of comments to her first post, Forney wrote a response on Facebook yesterday explaining why she posted the picture of her son in the first place. She wanted to make clear that he was fine with it and that he learned a valuable lesson from shopping at a non-designer store.
"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!" she explained. "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!!!"
"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," Forney wrote in her original post.
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