One of the most difficult jobs is being a parent, and with so many diverse parenting styles, one has to weigh the success and validity of each unique parenting approach. Ronda Holder
, a Tampa-area mom, has chosen a new method: public student humiliation.
Frustrated with her son's failing grades, and with the intent of getting him to take his studies more seriously, she made her son, James Mond III
, stand on a busy intersection with a large sign around his neck that read:
I did 4 questions on my F-CAT and said I wasn't going to do it ... GPA 1.222 ... Honk if I need an education.
This wasn't the first form of punishment wielded by the 33-year-old hairstylist and her husband who, in the past, had resorted to grounding him, taking away his cell phone and lecturing him over and over to get him to raise his grades. With all of this punishment, what they did not do was help him do his homework. Although Holder claims the punishment is working, the lack of improvement in his grades would prove otherwise.