Tue, Jan 22, 2013
A mother in Livingston Parish came up with a creative way to teach her son about bullying.
According to WBRZ, Teresa Golden recieved a phone call from her 8-year-old son’s principal. Her son Christopher was in trouble for picking on another child at school.
Golden made a sign that said “Shame on me for being a bully” and had her son stand out on Walker South Rd. Saturday holding the sign.
“Countless people stopped, pulled in the parking lot and shook my hand. Several of them hugged me, thanked me and told my son that his parents obviously love him,” said Golden.
Golden used this to teach her son that bullying is wrong.
“I explained to him how you’re feeling right now, this is how this particular child feels when you cut in line or you take things from him,” said Golden.
Golden and her son were out on Walker South Rd. for around an hour and a half until a Walker Police Officer showed up. Golden says the police officer came after being called by a child services worker. Golden says she didn’t do anything wrong to her child and the police officer agreed.
“Child services doesn’t want us to spank our kids, but they want to criticize when we come up with a creative, social, moral exercise to teach my child empathy. There’s no other way he’s going to know it without teaching him.”