Being a parent is challenging. And as kids grow old, those challenges only get tougher and tougher. No matter how much their moms and dads try to satisfy their needs, kids can be really ungrateful at times. And this type of behavior they show is not really a result of bad parenting, but it’s a period they simply go through.
A mom from Florida was looking forward to the start of the new school year and was over the moon when she finally managed to find that LOL pencil-case her little one wanted so badly. Once home, she handed it to her six-year-old daughter and expected a huge hug in return. But what she got in response, left this mother overwhelmed. Instead of saying ‘thank you,’ the girl named Presleigh did the unimaginable. She took the pencil-case and threw it in the garbage.
Mom Haley knew she taught her little one better than that, and she was determined to teach her a lesson she would never forget.
Sharing the story on Facebook, Haley wrote: “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!”
This was the first time for Presleigh to show such behavior as Haley has always taught her to be humble and grateful for the things she gets in life.
The mom said: “I thought I had always taught her to be grateful [and] know how lucky she was but apparently sis needed a small wake up call.”
Now, as that cool accessory that everyone was crazy about wasn’t good enough for Presleigh, Haley decided to replace it with something less cooler; a zip-lock plastic bag that she could use to keep her pencils in while at school.
Seeing her new ‘pencil-case’ made the girl realize she wanted the LOL one, but it was already too late.
“I explained to her she’s not entitled to anything special and she is taking for granted how lucky she is… I will personally deliver the nice box to a child that could benefit from it,”Haley explained.
“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 [and] just being grateful can turn around any situation in life.”
Parents have to take drastic measures from time to time in order to teach their children the core values they should live by.
And we are perfectly aware the little ones believe they are being punished, but over time, they realize that everything their parents do is for their own good.