A mother has made her children walk four miles to school through the snow after she found out that they had been rude to their bus driver. The mother, in Harrow, Ontario, said she took matters into her own hands after the school called to report their behaviour.
She posted pictures of them on their way to school on Facebook. She wrote: ‘My boys have been bad for their bus driver and I got a call from the school yesterday that drew a line for me! ‘So this morning we did a 7km walk to show them what everyday will be like for them when they kicked off the bus. ‘Shit just got real for them. 2 hours later they made it.’
Their sign said: ‘Being bad and rude to our busdriver! Moms makin us walk.’ Speaking to CBC afterwards she said that her older son had learned his lesson. However, it took a second day of walking for the younger brother to get the message. Some people reported the mother to the Children’s Aid Society which said that it was a ‘logical consequence’ for the children to be made to walk to school for acting up. However, Tina Gatt, manager of the local office, said: ‘I don’t want to judge or pretend to know all of the nuances of this situation with this parent, but [it’s] something to consider when we think about putting signs on kids that says what the bad behaviour is and putting them in a position where you take their picture and put it on social media.’