All children go through a bit of a rebellious phase. Whether that happens during the terrible twos or in the midst of the teen years, it’s something almost every parent faces.
When Chiquita Hill started to experience this rebellious phase with her 10-year-old son she knew she had to do something about it.
Her son, Sean, was acting up in school. He was being disrespectful to his teacher, mouthing off, refusing to do his schoolwork and talking back. After weeks of this bad behavior, Ms. Hill decided to teach him a lesson.
When no other disciplinary actions worked, she enlisted the help of the local police department. She had them come to her house and pretend to arrest her son.
Ms. Hill said she believed she had run out of options when it came to her son’s behavior, according to the Daily Mail. “I knew I had to do something to shock him,” she told ABC News, according to the Daily Mail.
Local Columbus police officers came to her home, handcuffed Sean and escorted him to their police car.
Officers put 10-year-old Sean in the backseat of their cop car and talked to him for a few minutes. Then, they left him in the car for five minutes to sit alone with his thoughts.
“Everything happened so fast,” Ms. Hill said, according to the Daily Mail. “He didn’t have time to react to anything … he was scared.”
After his good talking to by the officers and time alone in the cop car, he was finally ‘released.’ After this traumatizing ordeal, he ran to his mother with tears running down his face, gave her a giant hug and promised to never do it again.
Ms. Hill said she has no idea what they discussed in the car, but whatever they said made an impact. After all was said and done and the cops had left, she sat down with her son and explained why she did this. She explained how his actions and behaviors not only affect him, but everyone around him.
“I’m glad I did this,” she said to ABC, according to the Daily Mail. “He will be 11 this month. He’s hitting that pre-teen age. I understand that he will be going through changes, but with all the things going on in Missouri and in Baltimore, I want to stop anything from happening while he’s young and impressionable.”
This story has caught a lot of attention recently and many people think what she did was wrong. But Hill defended her actions and her parenting tactics, comparing her situation to that of the mother in Baltimore.
This story has gone viral and it seems like everyone has something to say about it! What do you think of her disciplinary actions? Would you do something like this with your own kids?
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