A Florida mother is taking a Scarlet Letter approach to her child's education. Is there any chance it will work?
Neither Holder nor her husband graduated high school, but she says she wants better education for her son, who she says seems to have no interest in academic achievement. "You take the phone. You take things from them—it don't work," she said. "So embarrassing is the best thing. He don't like to get embarrassed."
Local psychologist Stacey Scheckner told Tampa Bay's Fox 13 that Holder's embarrassing punishment isn't healthy for Mond, but Holder says her son is going to have to walk the streets wearing the sign every day until his grades improve. The end result, she hopes, will be a son who won't ever have to walk the streets again: "I don't want any of my kids to stand by the side of the road asking for change."