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Won’t Be Tolerated: Tough Tackling mum publicly shames her son in detailed Facebook post after he was caught bullying fellow pupil


We all know that any form of bullying must be stamped out and as parents we must discipline our children to treat others with respect, but one mother from the UK has received praise from parents alike after she decided to publicly shame her son for bullying his classmate in a detailed Facebook post.

The rather courageous and detailed post written by mum Terri Day Evans has become a viral sensation over the past few days. The rather different form of punishment has been shared thousands of times to highlight the seriousness of picking on others. Mrs Evans actions which came about after she found out that her son had trampled on his schoolmate’s (a girl) shoes, breaking the heel and causing injury to her foot, have been welcomed by parents and teachers alike.

According to media outlets in the UK Mrs Evans revealed she wanted her son to know that she wouldn’t accept his behaviour, and decide to write a post to show other parents that she was appalled and ashamed of his actions.

In the detailed post with the hashtag #iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse, Terri writes:

“Absolutely disgusted that my 12-year-old son saw fit to purposefully tread on a new girls foot at school and twist his foot with such force it broke her brand new shoes (causing the heel) to snap.

I’ll tell you something Jacob ( JustPost Rng Photos) if you so much as breath in her or anyone’s direction in a bullying manner I will personally hand you over to their parents for every demeaning chore they see fit for as long as they do… kiss goodbye to your birthday money as you will be buying the girl a new pair of shoes and a bunch of flowers! #iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse

Update. To answer a few questions, yes my son can see it, he was tagged in it before it went viral(which I didn’t realise was going to happen) so his friends could see that his actions have consequences, he is not big, clever, hard or funny, he’s a 12 year old boy answerable to his mam.

I don’t much care who doesn’t agree with my parenting style, my son humiliated and embarrassed a girl, regardless of his reasoning (which was he didn’t expect to break the shoe he just thought she may step out of it or stumble) that little girl still cried, for anyone’s knowledge that girl may have left her old school because she was being bullied… then imagine how much worse my son’s ridiculous act would have made her feel.

So my so called embarrassing him online is a to be quite frankly nothing in comparison to the humiliation that little girl had to face walking round with a broken shoe and red eyes from crying when she is new.

Ps… of course I sat and spoke to him about his behaviour, I didn’t just tag him in a post and he read it! I am wholly confident this was a single occurrence which won’t be repeated.”

Since the post was uploaded, the tough parenting post has gained more than 54,000 likes, and has been shared more than 11,000 times.

Do you think Mrs Evans was right to discipline her son in such a public way?

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