When one U.K. mom heard that her 6-year-old had been mean to a girl at school, instead of yelling at him, she decided to teach him a valuable lesson.
Although Callum was only 6, he had recently broken up with his girlfriend after one of his friends told him to. When he did, he used inappropriate language towards the girl, according to Metro.
Zowie Williams posted about the incident between Callum and the little girl on her Facebooksaying: “When your son hurts a girl’s feelings, it’s our job as parents to make him understand how saying things out of anger [and] upset can make another feel. Yesterday I was very disappointed to find out he had upset his special little lady due to another boy mate telling him what he should say [and] do. So much so that I felt the need to have quite a good talk with him.”
According to Williams, her son was feeling remorseful after learning the girl had left school upset that day and Williams sat down with him to come up with a plan on how to properly apologize.
“Today he is marching into school with flowers and an apology because I feel that we need to teach boys the importance of how they should react to certain situations,” Williams said on Facebook. “Callum now understands that what other people think or say should not sway him into acting like he doesn’t care about other people’s feelings.”
Williams also explained to Callum that buying flowers won’t automatically fix the problem and made sure that he understood that he couldn’t be mean and expect anything materialistic to fix what he says. “It is never okay to be mean to anyone especially a girl,” Williams told Metro. “It’s something I feel very strongly about,” she continued.
The lesson Williams was trying to teach to Callum resonated with other parents on Facebook, and one mom said, “This is beautiful. I love that you’re not the type of parent who thinks their child is always a little angel and made him aware when he has done something wrong.”
Has your child ever be mean to another child at school? If so, how did you teach them that this behavior is unacceptable?
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[Featured Image Credit: Facebook- Zowiie Williams]