Mom turns up and sits next to son in class to stop him being rude to teachers
A mom who was becoming increasingly concerned about her son's attitude came up with an ingenious plan to combat his behaviour in class, Kent Live reports.
The situation seemed particularly bad when Becky Crandley started receiving emails from her son's teacher concerning two incidents that had gotten him in trouble.
In an interview with KentLive, Becky explained: "It all started last year with his behaviour change, it's part of growing up I think, but it's his rudeness and disrespect I cannot stand."
"I have had phone call after phone call about his behaviour," she added. "He's had an untold amount of detentions and isolations but nothing seemed to bother him."
Becky decided the best thing for it was to get in touch with the school and offer to come and sit next to him in the last lesson of the day on Friday. The school agreed.
And so, the mom-of-five essentially gatecrashed her son's maths class in order to nip his incessant rudeness in the bud.
Here's how it went down:
At 2 pm on Friday, September 20, Becky walked into Swanstree Avenue's Sittingbourne Community College - the school her son attends - and sat down right next to her unsuspecting son - all for the sake of conducting a "surprise" experiment.
"I constantly threatened that I'd sit with him in school if needed, and he always laughed it off," she said. "Since they've been back this year I've had several phone calls already."
"So when his maths teacher emailed last week and said about an incident, I said to her I would join him. He didn't have a clue, and he was very embarrassed for sure, I was introduced as his mum."
Becky has since shared her story on social media, writing that "today's children are getting worse by the second."
"I think more parents need to act upon their children's behaviour," she added. "It's scary to think what we will leave behind one day."
Becky continued: "Most people know I'm a big softy when it comes to my kids but I'm also straight up and try my hardest to teach them the right way in life.
One thing I will not tolerate is disrespect from my sons towards any woman and my eldest has been rude recently in secondary school towards his female teachers.
His mummy bear has had enough for sure, my foot is down and I will not lose. If only I got a picture of his face when I walked in and sat down next to him, he went so red there's nothing I can compare it to."