Some people think that school suspension is a good way to punish students. But is this absence from school the best way to discipline a child? Although the theme is controversial, this mother had a well-formed opinion: the son was suspended from school for 3 days, and she was not going to let that time become a mini vacation.
Demetris Payne decided to discipline the boy during his time of suspension. The punishment, in addition to becoming viral, also received many compliments. No matter what’s our opinion about suspension, but one thing is certain: we must applaud Payne’s attitude to teach her son.
Facebook groups are not always the best place to seek help to the discipline children. However, for Payne, the South Bossier Online Yard Sale group was of great help during her child’s suspension period.
She shared in the group that her son was suspended, asking for help in ways to discipline the child. It was then that they gave a wonderful idea to occupy the boy on the days of suspension. He would do free housework for people!
“He will do your lawn service, he will rake your yard, mow if you supply the mower, pick up trash, or wash your car for free. Maximum three hours. If anyone has a rake they would like to donate will be awesome”, says the mom. After that, the orders for the free service arrived in Payne’s inbox. A rigorous timeline was created to ensure that he was able to do the jobs of all the people who asked for it.
He cut lawns and cleaned several yards while his mother made sure he did the chores well. Payne posted videos and pictures of his son doing the farm work. This has resulted in hundreds of encouraging comments. Natalie Ann Phillips commented: “So glad that his suspension was spent doing community service and teaching a lesson as opposed to a 3-day vacation“.
Another comment by Meghan Lester said, “We need more mommas like you!”
And you, what did you think of this mother’s punishment? Share your opinion with us in the comments!