Parenthood
Girl acts like spoiled brat so mom grabs bag and marker to teach her a lesson about gratitude
It was a lesson her daughter wouldn't soon forget.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
09.28.22

Raising kids and making sure they grow up to be responsible and kind individuals is a mission all parents are trying their best to achieve. And sometimes, this mission calls for tough love for it to be accomplished.

One mom taught her daughter a valuable lesson in life, although it was tough for her to do it.

When parents need to teach their young ones the important lessons they should learn, there can be times when tough love is what needs to be done. Although this may be quite difficult because parents love to see their kids happy, it cannot be helped at times.

Haley Hassell is the mother of a 6-year-old girl named Presleigh. She loves her daughter very much and she does her best to make her happy, just like any parent. However, there was one time that she had to set aside her sweetness to make sure her daughter understands what she wanted to teach her.

It was all because of a gift Presleigh got from Haley.

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The little girl was looking for a specific pencil bag and she told her mom about it. When Haley went to buy school supplies, she bought the pencil bag Presleigh wanted. But, when she gave it to the child, she already changed her mind.

“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!” Haley shared.

Haley did not like her daughter’s attitude at all.

She spent hours looking for the said pencil bag only to be rejected by Presleigh, who requested it in the first place. Her “brattyness” almost made Haley lose her cool, but she maintained her composure and thought of a way to make her learn her lesson.

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After giving it some thought, she came up with an idea and it involved a plastic ziplock bag. She gave Presleigh a ziplock bag with the words “Pencil Bag” for her to use instead.

When Presleigh realized that she has to use a plastic bag for her pencils and school things, the little girl got horrified.

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Presleigh was quick to take back her words so her mom would take the plastic bag away and give her the bag she bought instead. But it was too late and Haley told her the ziplock bag was all she could use now.

Instead, Haley told her daughter to get the bag she threw in the trash and clean it because she will be giving it to another child whose parents cannot afford to buy a decent pencil bag for their kid. Presleigh cried but Haley stood by her word.

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The mom posted her parenting story online and it received mixed reactions from netizens.

Haley still believes that she did the right thing.

“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.”

Presleigh definitely will not forget this lesson taught by her mom.

Parenting is definitely not easy, and even though parents have various styles of raising their little ones, these are all done out of love and the goal of raising good adults.

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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