Heidi’s 13-year-old son lied to her about doing his homework. Then he gave her a whole bunch of attitude about it.
Heidi was so angry with Aaron that she wrote him a letter detailing his punishment — and it’s the epitome of tough love. Little did she know, the letter would go viral after accidentally making it public on Facebook.
Aaron makes some money off his YouTube videos, but that doesn’t mean Heidi wants him to feel entitled. She decided to teach him a lesson about gratitude, and show him what life would be like if she treated him more like a roommate instead of a parent.
“The child is going to have a rude awakening today after the words he exchanged with me last night,” she captioned the letter on Facebook. “Not only will he find this on the door, but his mattress stripped, and the toys and clothes that I bought confiscated. He will have three options. Buy his own, rent his clothes at $3 a day, or renegotiate his terms of being a child. Mama’s done playing games and being a doormat.”
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In 2015, Heidi Johnson was infuriated with her 13-year-old son, Aaron, after he lied to her about doing his homework. Heidi came up with a plan for punishment, and taped the above letter to his bedroom door describing the consequences of his misbehavior.
“The child is going to have a rude awakening today after the words he exchanged with me last night,” she wrote on Facebook. “Not only will he find this on the door, but his mattress stripped, and the toys and clothes that I bought confiscated.”
Heidi’s letter went massively viral. Many people applauded her for providing her son with the ultimate definition of tough love.
Others criticized her parenting methods.
Heidi says she wasn’t trying to publicly shame her son. In fact, she says she meant to post her letter so only her family and friends could see it.