Boy Suspended From School For 3 Days. His Mom Is Praised For Clever Punishment

November 18, 2017
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Boy Suspended From School For 3 Days. His Mom Is Praised For Clever Punishment

School suspension is a rather controversial topic.

There are certain negative behaviors which are almost universally recognized as needing to be addressed in some way.

But is suspension from school really the best way of punishing students?

When students are required to leave their school for a specified time period, many wonder whether this absence from school classes is the best form of discipline.

A Mom from Shreveport, Louisiana wasn’t going to let her son’s suspension turn into a holiday. Demetris Payne’s smart punishment for her son has gone viral.

Not only has her form of punishment gone viral, it has received plenty of praise. It’s a bold step for a parent to publically share exactly how they will discipline their child.

So for someone to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback about their choice of discipline is quite rare! Which means it must be good.

Regardless of your opinion on the suspension debate, one can respect the lesson Payne aimed to teach her son who was suspended from school for three days.

Facebook groups may not always be the best place to look for help in disciplining your child. But for Payne, the South Bossier Online Yard Sale Facebook group actually was of great assistance during the suspension period.

The Mom shared that her son was suspended and then, she shared how her community could help.

They could help by allowing her suspended son to help them. The Mother wrote quite the advertisement on her son’s behalf.

Payne wrote, “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,” she continued.

Requests then flew into Payne’s inbox. A very strict schedule was created in order to ensure that he made it to all of his appointments to do the various tasks.

A hedger, lawnmower, and weed eater were all donated to her son.

The boy mowed lawns and cleaned up yards all while his mother made sure he stayed on task.

Payne then posted videos and photos of her son doing the yard work, which 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!!! I love this and love more that you were willing to take time from your days to be beside him as he did the yard work!”

Payne then shared a positive update at the end of her son’s suspension. She shared, “Meeting with all his teachers and set up a plan so we can make sure he stays on track.”

Payne’s clever idea to turn her son’s suspension into a positive time of discipline and service is refreshing and inspiring.

What do you think?

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