Bullying is a serious issue that many students deal with everyday. It not only hurts them at the time, but often leaves trauma even when they grow up.
Knowing how serious this issue is, what would you do if you found out that your own kid was a bully?
While many parents came up with different, and even very creative, solutions to deal with this issue, this one definitely is one-of-a-kind.
Ally Olsen is a 41-year-old woman from Utah who came up with this jaw-dropping plan.
Recently, she got an email about her stepdaughter Kaylee from her teacher, and found out that her own daughter was the bully at her school.
Apparently, Kaylee had been bullying her classmate for three weeks because of her clothes.
Kaylee’s hurtful comments such as “sleazy” ultimately made her classmate to refuse to go to school.
When she confronted Kaylee about it, she said that Kaylee admitted that she said some mean things about another girl for wearing “Daisy Duke shorts and a tank top.”
However, Kaylee did not seem to think her comments were bad.
When she didn’t apologize for her behavior, Ally decided to teach her a lesson.
She took Kaylee out to shop. Instead of going to an ordinary store, however, they went to a thrift store.
Ally then made Kaylee to pick out dresses that she thought was ugliest from the shop.
What Ally did next definitely surprised Kaylee: She bought them, and ordered Kaylee to wear them for two days in a row.
“I thought this was a perfect moment to really teach her, this is right, this is wrong, which path you are going to take,” said Ally in an interview with the KSTU.
When Kaylee went to school with these dresses on, she was teased by others – just as she teased her classmate.
Although the experience was painful, Kaylee said that she learned a valuable lesson.
She learned that everyone is the same, no matter what they wear. After learning her lesson, Kaylee immediately apologized to the girl she had teased before.
She forgave Kaylee – and guess what? Now they’re best friends!
“We really think if you felt how this little girl feels, you might have a little empathy for her,” said Ally. “Kaylee learned exactly what we wanted her to learn. We couldn’t be happier.”
While this teaching method worked for Kaylee, however, some worry that this might backfire on other children.
What do you think? Do you approve of Ally’s way?
If you want to learn more about Ally and Kaylee’s story, check out the video below.