Woman Makes Her Son Shop At Goodwill For Clothes After He Acted Too Good To Shop At Walmart

Goodwill store sign. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Woman Makes Her Son Shop At Goodwill For Clothes After He Acted Too Good To Shop At Walmart

Cierra Forney wanted to teach her child that "money and name brands don't change who we are as people."

Published March 27th

A Georgia mother who made a Facebook post about making her son shop at Goodwill is going viral.

Cierra Brittany Forney, of Hog Mountain, shared a public Facebook post that said her 13-year-old son had been acting "a little... entitled" when it comes to shopping. 

"Acting like he's too good to shop at Wal-Mart or making snarky comments about kids at school who shop at the Goodwill and quite a few other things," Forney’s post read.

Forney said she wanted to teach her son that name brand clothes don’t define who we are, so she took him to Goodwill and made him use his own $20 to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school.

"I want to teach my kids that money isn't everything and if you have to degrade other people because of where they shop, then you too will shop there," she wrote.

  1. Forney’s post has been shared nearly 250,000 times
  2. After receiving some negative criticism, Forney made another post explaining she wasn't trying to shame her son, rather instill values in him

    "My son learned a valuable lesson from this and I believe it is just another story we can add to our lives memory to look back on. I didn't do this to punish him. It wasn't to show him that goodwill isn't a good place to shop. I did this to teach him that money and name brands don't change who we are as people. He can still be the amazing, adorable, loved kid that he is WITHOUT the expensive stores!" she wrote.

  3. Although some felt her actions should be kept private, most people applauded Forney for her method of discipline

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

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