Recently, a Florida father came up with a creative way to punish his son for earning bad grades: he made him tell the world.
After his son brought home a report card with three F’s, Michael Bell Sr. made his seventh grader, Michael Bell Jr., stand on a busy street corner in Miami holding a sign about his dismal report card.
The front of the sign read, “Hey, I want to be a class clown. Is it wrong?” while the back read, “I’m in the 7th grade and got 3 F’s. Blow your horn if there’s something wrong with that.”
Bell told a local news affiliate that he had to take action to save his son.
“If I don’t do nothing, he’s gonna be a statistic. And I don’t want him to be a statistic,” the concerned father said.
Although he was forced to spend his spring break making a fool out of himself, Michael Jr. said he understood why his father made him do it.
“I don’t like it, but I know that it’s my fault,” the teen said. Apparently, he also learned his lesson. He told Local 10, “I’m sorry that it had to get to this point. When I get back to school, I’m gonna do better.”
Score one for the parents!
Did your parents ever come up with creative consequences when you messed up?