Young Boy Gets Suspended From School, Mom Doles Out Punishment That Goes Instantly Viral
Cailyn Finkel 11/20/2017
Getting suspended from school is a form of punishment that gets mixed reactions from people all over the country. While some behavior clearly warrants getting banned from school, others argue that being able to spend time relaxing at home isn't exactly beneficial.
That's why one mother from Louisiana named Demetris Payne decided that her son's suspension would be hard enough to make him never want to leave school again.
Now her punishment method is going viral - and once you see what she did, you'll understand why...
As soon as Demetris heard that her son was suspended from school for three days, her mind started to turn. How could she make sure her son would never make the same mistake again.
That's when an idea popped into her mind!
The moment Demetris' son got home, she stood him against the wall, snapped a picture and shared it on her Facebook page with this caption:
"My son has been suspended for three days from school and [sic] for discipline. He will do your lawn service, he will rake your yard, mow if you supply mower, pick up trash or wash your car for free. Maximum 3 hours.
If anyone has a rake they would like to donate, [that] will be awesome. And he will do it all for free...."
At first Demetris' son thought that she was joking! But then the requests started rolling in and Demetris told him it was time to pay for his actions.
She handed him a rake, yard clipping trash bags and told him to get to work. Not only did her son have to pick up strangers' lawns, but he did so while Mom stood by snapping pictures.
People all over the country saw Demetris' photos and many rallied to support the creative mother.
One commenter wrote:
"Mama of the year award goes to you! No spanking. But still teaching responsibility and to take responsibility when they are in the wrong. This young man will grow up to be a very well adjusted adult and will be successful in life. Thank you for sharing to the world you don't need physical punishment to punish kids."
Another agreed, saying:
"You are a great mom. Such a good idea. Wish I would thought of that."
It's clear Demetris' punishment method was something that resonated with parents around the world!
Suspension wasn't a vacation for this young man - it was a rough lesson that ensured he would never make this mistake again!