best punishment ever?
So, this mom is my hero. According to a post on buzzfeed, this mom served up a pretty creative and appropriate punishment when she learned her daughter was bullying kids at school because of the way they dressed: she forced her daughter to walk in someone else’s ugly shoes and wear some thrift shop threads to school.
So although the daughter first “died” and cried when she saw the clothes, after experiencing people talking behind her back at school, she learned her lesson. The girl says now the bullying people is “stupid and it’s mean. It hurts them.”
“If she chooses to be a bully after this, then at some point in her life, she’s going to be on the other side and she’ll know what it really feels like. And I think now that she knows what it feels like, and she doesn’t want to be that person anymore because she knows how hurtful it is.”
I’m of the opinion that teaching our children empathy is of utmost importance, and I personally don’t think the mom went too far (as some of the commenters on the original story seem to think). What’s your opinion? Humiliating? Or building humility?