Parenting is not easy – there is no instruction manual, which is why every mother and father approaches parenthood differently and each takes a different approach to raise their children in the best possible way. The hope is that when they grow up their children will be good and responsible people and – preferably – will not make the same mistakes their parents did. On Reddit, a mother described her approach to educating her daughters: She wants her daughters, ages 16 and 14, to respect people regardless of their social status.
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The woman says her 14-year-old daughter insulted a homeless man who was forced to sleep on the street. The distraught mother decided to punish her daughter for what she had done by forcing her to sleep outside in the cold. She then turned to Reddit users for their opinion: is she being too tough on her daughter?
She says: “I was barely able to earn a salary, but I was able to graduate, be successful in life and we are living well. The point is, I know how hard it is to be at the bottom of it. ‘social ladder and my daughters know that, that’s why I was furious at my daughter’s actions. Yesterday Jasmine showed me a video of Jessica insulting a homeless man and saying, ” Stop asking me to the money, you would earn it yourself if you weren’t so lazy. “When the homeless man complained about the cold (we live in the North East of England), Jessica replied:” Yes people camp for fun, even in December you can’t complain, you are living on someone’s vacation.
The furious woman continued: “Besides forcing him to find the homeless man, apologize to him, help him pay for a hotel room for one night and register as a volunteer in a food bank, I decided to make her sleep outside. I locked the door to her room so that she could not enter, I put a sign saying “Closed for the holidays”, I went upstairs tent in the garden and I filled it with blankets and the sleeping bag I used to camp in Norway. For that night I slept in the room closest to the garden so I was not far if something went wrong. “
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“In the morning she was crying saying it was horrible to wake up on a cold carpet and see his sleep interrupted by the birds. After comforting her, I asked her if she wanted to do it every day as a homeless person. This afternoon, coming home from work, I found Jessica making a hearty meal to give to the homeless people who live on the streets near us. I was proud of how she took that turn and after bringing the food to the people she came over to me and with my nephew. Apparently, my nephew and Jessica were talking about school, and he asked her what her plans were for the afternoon, and she said she was going to cook for the homeless. My nephew asked why, and Jess told him everything, and told his aunt too., that only £ 20 and the food bank would have been enough, and that I was irrational because of my past. “What do you think? Was this woman really overreacting or she found the right way to teach her daughter a lesson in respect?
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