No parent wants their child to be a spoiled brat. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us. And it could come on suddenly. For years, the child is adorable and kind, and then suddenly, something happens, and the parent sees that they’ve gotten spoiled and entitled. When mom Haley Hassell realized that her daughter was “bratty,” she decided to do something about it to stop the behavior before it got even worse.
Now Haley is sharing her story about disciplining her daughter on Facebook. She may have resorted to using tough love, but she hoped that the experience would teach her daughter to be more grateful for what she already has in her life. Haley’s story went viral, and people started debating about whether or not she did the right thing to correct her daughter’s entitled behavior.
The story was shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page. She posted photos of her daughter and talked about what she did to teach the girl gratitude. Whether it worked or not has yet to be determined.
The chaos began when Haley’s daughter, Presleigh, asked for a back-to-school pencil box. This pencil box had to be a very specific one.
Haley went to the store to buy it, but when she got home, her daughter had changed her mind.
“When I surprised her with it this afternoon (just knowing she would be ecstatic), she stared at it and threw it in the trash and slammed the bedroom door. She yelled, ‘that’s stupid! Everyone in my class has that! I don’t want it anymore!”
Haley shared a photo of the new pencil box tossed in the trash.
Because Haley is a single mother, she doesn’t have time for these types of outbursts. That’s why she wanted to make sure Presleigh learned her lesson quickly, so she could be grateful instead of angry.
“So by this time there was probably smoke coming out of my ears, and I’m trying really hard not to completely lose it on this kid that I have worked so hard to completely take care of financially on my own and make sure she always gets what she needs and then some.”
That’s when Haley devised a “small wake-up call” for her entitled daughter.
“Before completely going Madea mad on my child, I check myself and say, ‘okay that’s fine. Let me go get the one you’re going to use.’ (I) came back with her new pencil box, which is the Ziploc bag. She lost her mind! Suddenly, the LOL Box she just trashed was good enough, and the Ziploc bag was horrible. But it’s too late for all that.”
Haley forced her daughter to bring the Ziploc bag to school. But she wasn’t done yet. She ordered her bratty daughter to remove the LOL Box from the trash so she could give it to another child who would appreciate it.
“I explained to her she’s not entitled to anything special and she is taking for granted how lucky she is.”
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