A 30-year-old mother surprised her son by showing up to his class and sitting with him so he would stop being rude to his teachers.
Becky Crandley received emails and phone calls about her son’s bad behavior, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.
The mother-of-five joined her 12-year-old son’s lesson at The Sittingbourne School in Kent after a teacher informed her about his disrespectful attitude.
“Harley’s maths teacher got in touch with me last week and said he was calling out in class,” she said.
“He’s not a bad lad. He’s not aggressive or anything like that, but it’s just his disrespect towards the teachers and the attitude he gives across at school – he’s not like it at home.
“It’s frustrating because he is intelligent but he’s just pushing it aside to fit in.”
Harley was gobsmacked to find his mother joining him for the last hour of his math class at school. His name was already written on the whiteboard for misbehaving during class.
“He didn’t have a clue,” Becky said. “When I got there his name was already on the board for calling out.
“When he saw me walk through the door his face went so red with embarrassment. He put his head down in shame like ‘oh my god, my mum is here’ – it did make me chuckle.”
Becky added: “I went and sat down next to him and he asked me why I was there. I said it’s because of your behaviour and the disrespect you show your teachers.
“I then told him he needed to get on with his work and do as he was told – and he did exactly that.
“I sat next to him the whole time, I was checking his work and everything, it was brilliant. As far as Harley is concerned, something needed to be done and I think he’ll definitely think twice now.
“He knows I will come to every lesson with him if needs be.”
The mother-of-five said she has received many supportive and positive comments from other parents.
“It’s not about shaming my son, it’s about doing what’s right and telling other parents they can stand up and make a change,” she expressed. “A lot of parents blame the teachers and it’s not them.
“If my son ruins his education now, he has ruined his future already, and I’m not having that. I think the school was really good to have let me do it and they should do it more.”
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