This video clip describes the lengths one father went to to ensure his son is no longer a disruption during physics class.
Brad Howard, 53, received repeated emails from his son’s high school teacher, complaining about the teen’s disruptive behavior. The father told BuzzFeed that his son, also named Brad, “likes to be the life of the party, which gets him in trouble from time to time.”
“I like to talk a lot, and so my teacher kept emailing my dad about it,” said Brad Jr., who studies in Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Texas. Brad Sr. decided to have a talk with his son, and he warned, “if we get another call, I’m going to show up at school and sit beside you in class.”
The warning was effective as he hadn’t received a call from his son’s teacher for a few months. However, the dreaded call for the teen came one day. The teen’s mom, Denise, told her husband that he had to carry out his promise. She then woke him up early on Friday morning.
Dad called his son’s teacher to ask whether he could sit-in on the class, which he was permitted to do so. While Brad Jr. walked into the classroom, laughing and talking with his friends, he was stunned to hear a familiar voice greeting him.
“I didn’t even notice him until after I had said hi to all of my friends, but I was super shocked,” he recalled. Brad Sr. said his son’s classmates looked like they were enjoying Brad Jr.’s embarrassing lesson.
About 40 minutes later, Dad took a selfie inside the high school classroom and sent it to his wife. Mom then forwarded it to a family group text. She wanted her other children to know the consequences of poor behavior at school.
“My dad told my brother if he got another call from the physics teacher complaining he would go sit in his class … dad got another call,” Brad Jr.’s sister wrote, making fun of her brother.
The post soon went viral, and was re-tweeted 2,000 times. Many people praised this dad’s ingenious way of parenting. “He’s been doing good in that classroom ever since,” said Brad Sr.
Video Credit: NTD Inspired Life.