Mom Uses Facebook to Force Her Kids to Apologize to Stranger in Movie Theater

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Now here's a mom I admire: Kyesha Wood, who dropped her three kids off at the movie theater this weekend to watch Cinderella. Only when the Alabama mom heard from her son that her two girls were rude to a woman in the theater, she wielded the power of Facebook to force her daughters to apologize.


The back-story: The girls were sitting at the movie making a ruckus so loud that a mom named Rebecca Boyd tried to quiet them down. Boyd explained that her husband had been laid off, and that this was the last movie she'd be able to attend with her daughter -- a moment that was ruined by the girls' obnoxious behavior.

Once Wood heard what had happened, she posted a note on Facebook trying to find the woman, saying "This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7pm..." From there, she explains how she's forced her daughters to write an apology, and also pay for Boyd's next movie and snacks out of their allowance ... that is, if she found Boyd at all. See her whole note below:

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Luckily Wood's note spread quickly on Facebook, and found its way to Boyd -- who was touched by this mom's effort to make things right. And the tens of thousands of Facebook users who shared this note were also impressed.

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Because let's face it: Moms who'd go to such lengths to hold their kids accountable for their actions are a rarity these days, and inspiring. I hope that if my daughter is rude to someone some day, I'll try just as hard to get her to make amends.

What have you made your kids do to apologize for bad behavior?


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