‘He went so red… there’s nothing I can compare it to’: Exasperated mother turns up unannounced at school and sits next to her 12-year-old son for maths class in desperate bid to stop him abusing staff
- Becky Crandley, 30, said that she will not tolerate disrespect from her son
- She marched into The Sittingbourne Community College in Kent and sat down
- The bold parenting move has won the praise of others on social media this week
A concerned mother turned up unannounced to sit in her son’s Year 8 maths lesson this week to try and stop him from being rude to teachers.
Becky Crandley, 30, walked into Sittingbourne Community College in Kent and sat herself down next to her son Harley, 12, as part of a ‘surprise’ experiment on Friday.
Her son had been showing signs of a bad behaviour since last year and when he returned to school in September Becky saw no improvement.
His mother’s threats to sit with him in his class did little to change his attitude so Becky took matters into her own hands after receiving emails from his teacher about two incidents which had got him into trouble.
Becky Crandley (right) walked into The Sittingbourne Community College in Kent and sat herself down next to her son (left) as part of a ‘surprise’ experiment on Friday
Becky told Kent Live: ‘It all started last year with his behaviour change, it’s part of growing up I think, but its his rudeness and disrespect I cannot stand.’
After being in contact with the school, she offered to come and sit with him during a maths lesson.
The school agreed and so she turned up at the gates on Friday afternoon.
Her son had been showing signs of a bad behaviour since last year and when he returned to school in September Becky saw no improvement. Pictured: Sittingbourne Community College in Kent
The mother-of-five said: ‘I constantly threatened that I’d sit with him in school if needed, and he always laughed it off.
‘He didn’t have a clue, and he was very embarrassed for sure, I was introduced as his mum.’
The carer also took to social media to share her story as she believes ‘today’s children are getting worse by the second.’
Taking to Facebook Becky said: ‘Most people know I’m a big softy when it comes to my kids but I’m also straight up and try my hardest to teach them the right way in life.
‘One thing I will not tolerate is disrespect from my sons towards any woman and my eldest has been rude recently in secondary school towards his female teachers.
‘If only I got a picture of his face when I walked in and sat down next to him, he went so red there’s nothing I can compare it to.’