Kyesha Wood was mortified when her daughter, step-daughter, and son returned from a showing of Cinderella. According to her boy, the girls were rude and obnoxious throughout the movie and were even disrespectful to a mom, who was at the showing with her daughter.
The other mom informed the girls that this movie would be the last one she could take her daughter to for a while because her husband had been laid off.
But to the girls, that didn’t matter.
At least it didn’t until their mom got wind of their behavior.
Kyesha Wood took to Facebook to issue an apology and start a search for the woman whose night her girls had ruined.
“This is a long shot, but I’m looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7pm. I dropped my teenage daughter, step daughter, and son off at the movie. My son later told me, much to my humiliation and embarrassment, that my girls were rude and obnoxious during the movie. The woman I’m looking for addressed them and asked them to be quiet and they were disrespectful. After the movie she approached my girls and told them that her husband had been laid off and this was the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while and my girls ruined that for her. If you are this woman, please message me. I can assure you that these girls are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished. This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology. My husband and I are having them write your apology letter tonight and we would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance. Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect.”
Wood did eventually find the woman — Rebecca Boyd — who accepted the apology and offered Kyesha Wood her full support, noting that the girls were not bad girls and that parents have to stick together.
(On a side note, Boyd says that her husband has since been getting job offers.)
The post has been shared more than 5,000 times as of this writing, appearing on MyFoxAL among other news outlets, and most of the commenters are applauding Wood for holding the girls accountable.
But any time something like this gets popular, you’ll always have your detractors pointing out that Wood is, essentially, humiliating her girls on Facebook, a platform with more than 1 billion users, and setting them up as teens with a negative life story that could follow them into the far reaches of adulthood.
Some also criticized Wood for raising “brats” that would misbehave in the first place.
“If these girls actually had good parents they would have learned this lesson without being embarrassed by a stranger in public,” said one commenter.
What do you think about how Kyesha Wood handled her daughters? Was this textbook parenting or did humiliating them on a social network go too far?
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