Mom makes her 13-year-old 'entitled' son sport $20 worth of Goodwill clothes to school
The mother wanted to teach her ‘entitled’ son some important lessons.
Good Fullness reported Cierra Forney decided to take her 13-year-old son shopping at a local Goodwill store.
Many feel that we live in a world where excess is the norm. Families own multiple televisions, mobile phones, computers, etc, which seems more than what they require.
This is what happened to Forney’s teenage son who, she said, had been acting out lately.
She was not happy with his ‘snarky’ remarks and comments about his classmates who buy their clothes from stores such as Walmart and Goodwill.
The mother does not want her children to have the sense of entitlement and knows that many children, who come from good, loving homes, cannot afford the expensive things.
Forney devised a powerful punishment for her son and revealed it to her family and friends on Facebook. The post has since gone viral and has been shared over 200,000 times.
To teach her son an important life lesson, she headed down their local Goodwill store.
She said that her son was acting like he was too good to shop at these stores and that was something she would not tolerate.
The plan was simple, ‘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.’
Forney’s son may have been embarrassed and upset by her punishment. She seemed like a confident woman who was sure of her decision and her action will have a lasting effect on him and make him realize that he was being unkind towards others.
The mother confessed that her son was not completely happy with her decision and even shed a few tears, but she believes that in 15 years he will lock back and laugh at the day he shopped at Goodwill.
Forney’s post ended with a powerful statement on parenting. She said that she wanted to teach her children that money wasn’t everything and if her children degrade other people because of where they shop, then they too will shop there.