September 29, 2019
After the school made contact about her son's inconsiderate conduct toward teachers, Becky Crandley decided to sit with him in his class.
On September 20, Crandley walked into The Sittingbourne Community College in Swanstree Avenue and sat herself down next to her eight-year-old son, as reported by KentLive.
The mother-of-five said that in the last academic year, her son had been showing signs of a bad attitude.
"It all started last year with his behavior change, it's part of growing up I think, but it's his rudeness and disrespect I cannot stand," she told the outlet.
Crandley added, "I have had phone call after phone call about his behavior. He's had an untold amount of detentions and isolations, but nothing seemed to bother him."
At that point, she told him that if he didn't change, she would sit next to him in his class. However, her son just ignored her threats and keeps on being impolite.
"I constantly threatened that I'd sit with him in school if needed, and he always laughed it off," Crandley said.
After receiving an email from her child's teachers about two specific occurrences that had landed him in a tough situation, she chose to bring matters into her very own hands.
The British mother offered to come and sit with him during his math class. The school accepted, thus she walked through the school gates with one mission on her mind, to do what she generally said she would.
"He didn't have a clue, and he was very embarrassed for sure, I was introduced as his mom," she shared.
Crandley said she doesn't regret embarrassing him. She even wishes she had captured the moment on camera.
"If only I got a picture of his face when I walked in and sat down next to him. He went so red, there's nothing I can compare it to," she said.
Meanwhile, in Tatum Independent School District, Randi Woodley, from Texas, claimed that the school officials said her 4-year-old grandson's shoulder-length hair was too long.
In an interview with KETK, Woodley said that recently she was at the school's meet-the-teacher event when staff individuals told her there was a problem with her grandson Michael Trimble's hair.
Dr. J.P. Richardson, the district's superintendent, gave her three choices in regards to the kid's shoulder-length hair.
"He told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up, or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school, and when prompted my grandson must say he's a girl," Woodley explained.
Woodley, who's had custody of her grandson since he was four months old, vowed to fight the school's dress code policy.