The single mom Haley Hassell received a lot of praise for her post and many appreciated her for the lesson.
Children are definitely adorable, but there is no denying that sometimes, they can get on your nerves. It is very important that children learn some valuable lessons while growing up because those values will, later on, build their character and help them become responsible adults. In such an instance, a Florida mom has posted a "long mom rant" on Facebook in order to teach her 'ungrateful' daughter a valuable lesson. Haley Hassell took to Facebook and uploaded pictures of her daughter crying after she threw a LOL pencil case in the trash.
Hassell said that she had to go through three different stores to get her daughter the pencil case she dreamed of getting for a long time. But after she received the pencil box, instead of feeling happy, her 6-year-old daughter Presleigh wasn't pleased at all. Instead of feeling happy, Hassell's daughter threw the pencil box in the trash saying that it was stupid and also said that everyone in her class has the same one. She told her mom she doesn't want it anymore.
Her mom was justifiably livid and decided to teach her a lesson about gratitude. Hassell decided to give her daughter a new pencil case that was a bit more minimalistic. The pencil box was a simple ziplock bag with the words 'Presleigh's pencil bag' scrawled on it, reported Daily Mail. She captioned her Facebook post, writing, "She lost her mind! Suddenly the LOL box she just trashed was good enough and the ziplock bag was horrible...but it's too late for all that."
The LOL pencil box instead went to a child who was much more appreciative of it. The single mom wrote, "Ms. Presleigh learned a tough-love lesson today. I went to 3 different stores to get that LOL pencil box you see in the trash there. 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!”
She continued, "WHHHHAT STOP COME AGAIN? OK So by this time there was Probably smoke coming out of my ears and I’m trying real hard not to completely lose it on this kid that I have worked so hard to completely take care of financially on my own & make sure she always gets what she needs and then some. BUT I thought I had always taught her to be grateful & know how lucky she was but apparently sis needed a small wake up call!! SO 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”...came back with her new pencil box, which is the ziplock bag. She lost her mind!"
Hassell pointed out, "I told her to get the LOL out of the trash and we would be finding a child to give it to tomorrow..one whose mommy and daddies don’t have money for any school supplies or someone who may not even have a mommy or daddy. I explained to her she’s not entitled to anything special and she is taking for granted how lucky she is... So for now she will be using a ziploc bag & will personally be delivering the nice box to a child that could benefit from it. Maybe I over react sometimes but I would’ve done anything to have all the things she does as a child. I truly believe Changing your perception & just being grateful can turn around any situation in life. #UngratefulnessDONTflyOverHere"
She received a lot of praise for her post and many appreciated her for the lesson. A Facebook user wrote, "So cool! People want to see moms and dads teaching kids those valuable lessons, and you did it so well!" But not everyone was appreciative of the method used. According to Good Morning America, Haley said, "I got personal messages in my inbox saying that I was a monster mother ... they were saying I was a bad parent and bad parents raise bad children."
What do you think about it? Was the lesson too harsh? Let us know in the comments.