Mother Makes Son Wear "I Am a Bully" T-Shirt to School: Appropriate or Over the Top? by Jessica Acree
What would you do if you found out your son or daughter had been bullying people at school? A Texas mother, who readily admits she doesn't coddle her children, chose to teach her son a lesson in a rather unique way. He wore a T-shirt to school with the words "I AM A BULLY" hand-written on both sides, made complete with a sad face.
Star, who didn't want her last name released, reveals, "He was calling other boys 'stupid,' calling them 'idiots,'" as explained in a story shared by Houston's ABC13.
The fifth grader admitted the punishment made him think twice about how his actions made him feel; he realized he didn't want to make others feel badly either. He also reportedly apologized to the people he bullied.
"I wanted to do something that would teach him why he can't do those things. Why he needs to take other people into consideration," Star explains.
The child's counselor, teachers and school officials reportedly all supported his mother's decision on how to handle the situation prior to her doing it, but it's certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution.
As you might imagine, the story has created a sea of negative feedback as well.
What do you think?