Mom Forces Bullying Daughter To Wear Thrift Store Clothes

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    Mom Forces Bullying Daughter To Wear Thrift Store Clothes

    Kaylee, a fourth grader, was teasing a fellow student about her clothes, so her mom Ally decided to give her a taste of her own medicine.

    Ally got an email from a teacher on Wednesday saying that her daughter had been relentlessly teasing another student about her clothes for the last three weeks. When Kaylee got home, Ally sat her down to talk to her. But Kaylee didnít feel the least bit sorry.

    So Ally decided to let Kaylee know what it feels like to be judged on what you wear. She went out to a thrift store and picked out some clothes for Kaylee, then made her wear them to school on Thursday and Friday.



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    Good parenting or bad parenting?

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    Tough call. The intent is certainly commendable, but I'm not sure if this will help. Different kids respond to different forms of punishment.

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    I assume she knows her daughter so I'm thinking it's great parenting.

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    She talked to her and gave her the chance to understand how bullying can affect people and the daughter didn't seem to care. I bet her daughter listens next time. Love it.

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    I am so pleased to see a parent that actually recognized a shortcoming of their child and took actions to correct it rather then to blame someone else for their child's poor behavior.

    Great Parenting.

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    Good parenting. Crash hit the nail on the head.

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    Good parenting.

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    Good parenting IMO.

    Should also have her go to homeless shelter to play with kids there.

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    Backfires when the parents realize "poppin' tags" is popular these days. Thrift shopping is the rave.

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    Early favorite to get "Mom of the Year" runner-up.*



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    Bravo!!!

    Bullying is one of the hardest thing to stop in school and the main reason is that most people think their little angels were "Just Kidding". Bravo to this mom GREAT JOB!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    Backfires when the parents realize "poppin' tags" is popular these days. Thrift shopping is the rave.
    My wife has found a ton of good clothes at Goodwill. A ton.

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    I vote good parenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    My wife has found a ton of good clothes at Goodwill. A ton.
    What about bed begs, always heard goodwill was a bed beg hotel any truth to it.

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    HEADLINE: "Mom forces daughter to dress like 24-year-old Wellesley graduate living in Brooklyn"

    She won't get to make fun of anyone for their clothes anymore but she's now almost more intolerable with her speeches about underground bands you've never heard of and how she can't understand why everyone doesn't eat farm-to-table locally-produced food and the stories about how her writing career is "going to take off at any minute."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash Davis View Post
    She talked to her and gave her the chance to understand how bullying can affect people and the daughter didn't seem to care. I bet her daughter listens next time. Love it.
    THat is the way I feel as well.

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    I think it's a good parenting move, however I have my reservations. Typically bullies are the kids with low self-confidence or self-worth, who bully to make themselves feel better about themselves. Subjecting her to potentially being bullied, while a good lesson, could also have a negative impact on her psyche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash Davis View Post
    She talked to her and gave her the chance to understand how bullying can affect people and the daughter didn't seem to care. I bet her daughter listens next time. Love it.
    Agreed, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I think it's a good parenting move, however I have my reservations. Typically bullies are the kids with low self-confidence or self-worth, who bully to make themselves feel better about themselves. Subjecting her to potentially being bullied, while a good lesson, could also have a negative impact on her psyche.
    I was bullied as a kid because I was fat. I was told by teachers and my parents to suck it up and one teacher even wrote on a report card that I should "stop wearing my heart on my sleeve". That said I am really getting tired of hearing about self-worth especially when applied to a bully and worries about how disciplining a bully may effect them.

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