A women in Utah found a unique way to punish her soon-to-be stepdaughter for bullying a classmate. She made her wear vintage (ugly) clothes to school in order to teach her a lesson.
Ally Olsen was notified by a teacher that her fiancee’s daughter, Kaylee, was teasing a classmate for weeks about the clothes she wore. After taking to Facebook to find out what an appropriate punishment might be, she decided to take Kaylee shopping. She bought clothes that Kaylee deemed ugly and then made her wear them to school for two days.
An article on Yahoo describes what happened:
Although Kaylee cried, the next day she headed to school wearing one of the outfits under a coat that she had zipped up to her neck. When she came home that afternoon, Kaylee said the kids laughed at her for wearing ‘pajamas.’ She also felt so guilty that she pulled her classmate aside and apologized for her behavior the previous day.
This is taking some pretty drastic steps to teach a lesson about the damage and pain bullying can cause, and it appears to have worked. But was it the best way to have handled this situation?
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