A seventh grader named Michael Bell. Jr. will be spending his spring break on a street corner near his home after bringing home a report card with three failing grades. His teachers told Michael's parents that he is too much of a class clown.
Desperate to reach his son and to keep him "from becoming a statistic," Michael Bell, Sr. opted for this drastic punishment. His seventh grader is now standing on busy North Kendall Drive sporting a sandwich board sign that tells his story and asks passersby an important question "Hey, I want to be a class clown. Is it wrong?" Many are honking back in disapproval.
Is it okay to use shame to teach your child an important lesson?