The old school parents are back! They are here with a lot of signs and penalties, but they’re here and we hope they’re making a difference in their children’s lives.
Erol Faustin, 12, thought he’d call his teacher out of her name (using the forbidden expletive most used for women) and get away with just a suspension from school. But his mother said “No! I’m not havin’ it!” And placed him in front of his school, Rickards Middle School, with a sign detailing his offenses and an apology to his teacher and “all adults” for all of his friends and peers to see, according to the Huffington Post.
“He told her he doesn’t give an ‘F’,’B,'” explained Lisette Lopez. “Those words are not acceptable in my house. He’s got a younger sister and brother that look up to him. He needs to be a role model.”
But the Huffington Post poses the question, “Is this punishment too harsh?” I can tell you right now, HELL NO! But the Huffington Posts senior columnist, Lisa Belkin, discovered in her article this past spring on the topic of child punishments by public humiliation that these types of disciplinary actions “can lead children to view parents as enforcers rather than someone they can trust.”
Well call me the enforcer, baby! And to all other enforcers out there, the neighborhood will thank you later for keeping your promising gang bangers from bustin’ them upside the head later in life because you chose to discipline them now.
Watch him in this report. He is shedding tears as the kids read his sign outside his school.