Mother shames 'bully' son in Facebook posted shared by thousands

Terri Day says she was 'absolutely disgusted' when she found out her 12-year-old had stamped on a girl's foot

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A mother whose Facebook post shaming her “bully son” was shared thousands of times has defended her online outburst - saying she wanted him to see his “actions have consequences”.

Terry Evans said she was “absolutely disgusted” with her 12-year-old son after she found out he had been “bullying” a new girl at his school. 

She said he had trodden on the girl’s foot so hard it had snapped the heel on her brand new shoes. 

In the post - which has been shared more than 58,000 thousands times since it was posted two weeks ago - she wrote: “If you so much as breath in her or anyone's direction in a bullying manner I will personally hand you over to their parents for every demeaning chore they see fit for as long as they do.

“Kiss goodbye to your birthday money as you will be buying the girl a new pair of shoes and a bunch of flowers!”

Although many commenters on her post were positive, several questioned her parenting methods and said she was “bullying her son” in the same way.

 

Absolutely disgusted that my 12 year old son saw fit to purposefully tread on a new girls foot at school and twist his...

Posted by Terri Day Evans on Monday, February 22, 2016

Carol Cunningham commented under the post: "I understand that you wanted to embarrass your son a little for his actions but tbh outing him on FB is a bully move. He clearly got his behaviour from you. Shame that you aren't realising that."

Alison Kyle said: "Why extend the humiliation? Your poor son. This will haunt him forever. A mistake at 12, online now for all to see."

But Ms Evans dismissed the criticism, saying she posted the status "so his friends could see that his actions have consequences".

 She said: "He is not big, clever, hard or funny, he's a 12 year old boy answerable to his mam.

"I don't much care who doesn't agree with my parenting style, my son humiliated and embarrassed a girl, regardless of his reasoning that little girl still cried.

"For anyone's knowledge that girl may have left her old school because she was being bullied... then imagine how much worse my son's ridiculous act would have made her feel."

Ms Evans said she had spoken to her son about his behaviour and she was "wholly confident this was a single occurrence that won’t be repeated". 

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