Harsh note from mom to defiant son puts him in his place … we need more of this

Harsh note from mom to defiant son puts him in  his place … we need more of this

letterA 13-year old boy who started making money from popular YouTube videos had the success go to his head, and he decided he no longer needed to be respectful to his mother. The frustrated mother, Estella Havisham, had enough, and decided to write him a letter with a contract inside it which has since gone viral.

Conservative Tribune reports,

Havisham posted the contract online, which received more attention than she expected — but the best response was from her soon, who approached her later that night and wanted to talk things out.

“Later, that same night, he came back into my room and sat on the foot of my bed and asked if we could talk,” Havisham posted on social media. “He wanted to know how he could earn things back.”

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Havisham said her son did indeed earn back much of what was taken from him and he also has a better understanding of gratitude and how the real world works.

“The bigger point is, the message was received. I think a lot influenced his very sudden change in heart,” she said.

“It may have seemed like tough love, or a harsh reality check, but putting it into practice has been fairly gentle. I have seen him trying to be more conscientious,” she explained. “Only time will tell — But as for this week, things are much better and I have high hopes.”

In this era of 24/7 social media, with every teenager a reality star, parents need to wise up on dealing with the abuses of the newer technologies. If your child is abusing social media, the best solution may be to correct the attention-craved wannabe star back using social media.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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