People are loving how this California mother punished her son for his school suspension
Most parents flip their lid when their child winds up with a five-day school suspension. Some even confiscate their child's phones and electronics. Not Nyia Williams.
When her 10th grader was suspended from school, the Stockton, California mom decided to teach her son a new kind of lesson -- kindness to strangers and hard work.
Williams told KTXL that her son, Amaurryon Johnson, spent the entire summer keeping her back yard in check. So she advertised his landscaping skills on Facebook, offering him to mow people's lawns free of charge for those in need.
She was delighted when dozens of people responded with offers to help and requests for Amaurryon's work.
At first, the 10th grader hated his punishment, but soon came to appreciate it. “I really appreciate this from [his mother], I don’t really know what to say," he says. "After doing one or two I started liking it.”
Amaurryon said he'd like to continue mowing people's lawns after his suspension ends -- but for a price.
His mother hopes that her lesson -- which earned her praise from her neighbors and online strangers -- will keep her son out of trouble.