The debate on the brought up of children is gonna be carried for decades. The attitude of parents towords child changes with time. But some behaviors and values are essential to maintain.
The discussion of child’s brought up stirs parents emotionally.. As a result, it’s understandable why Heidi Johnson’s note from 2015 still affects peopleSix years ago, the fed-up mom scribbled a few words to her “independent” son which spreaded and got viraled on social media.
Some said it’s valuable while others thought it’s priceless. Being a parent we try our level best to maintain good behavior of our child. And when your kids are getting young, it’s your responsibility to tell them the difference about right and wrong.
A 33 years mother Heidi Johnson in 2015 thought that something must be done when she come to know that her son Aaron was lying to her. Aaron was 13 years old when he made a YouTube channel and started to post videos on it.
Things went quickly to his head. One day when his mother asked him if he had finished homework, he lied to her saying that he had already done it. But Heidi knew he didn’t told the complete truth.
Aaron told his mother that he has a job to do which is much more important than homework. Haidi felt her son does not respect her as a parent. Therefore she thought something needs to be done for his betterment. She decided to write him a letter.
This is what Heidi wrote:
Since you seem to have forgotten that you are only 13 and I’m the parent and that you won’t be controlled, I guess you will need to learn a lesson in independence. Also, as you threw in my face that you are making money now, it will be easier to buy back all the items I bought for you in the past.
If you would like your lamp/lightbulbs or access to the internet, you will need to pay your share of costs:
Rent: $430 Electricity:
$150 Also, you will need to empty the trash Mon, Wed & Friday as well as sweep and vacuum those days.
You will need to keep your bathroom clean weekly, prepare your own meals and clean up after yourself.
If you fail to do so I will charge you a $30 maid fee for every day I have to do it.If you decide you would rather be my child again instead of a roommate, we can negotiate terms.
After writing the letter Heidi posted it on Facebook. She wanted her friends and family to see it.
The other day when she woke up and checked her Facebook, she had more then 100 friend requests. She wondered what happened. The picture that she had share of letter had got viral overnight.
It was shared by people all over the world. The post got shared 160,000 times in three weeks. Not only that, but it now boasted 100,000 likes and 15,000 comments.
Many parents appreciated Heidi’s tough love letter and some even contacted her for parenting advice.“I had one mom message me about her 7-year-old that was having some behavior issues; so I spent several hours one evening compiling some tools and ideas that she could use,” Heidi told Today in 2015.
Heidi wanted her son to react to the letter. But she never expected her letter will get so much attention.
“It does make me a little sad at times that moms are so quick to judge the actions of another mother [but] I can’t let the negative comments that others make hurt me or take them too personally,”
Heidi told Today.“I do appreciate that other mothers defend me. They are the ones that have either been there before themselves, or are able to take a minute and walk around in my shoes.”
However the deal was done that Aaron really had following. Today also parents comments on the letter when they see it in social media.