Mom teaches 'mean' six-year-old son a lesson in respecting women

By Nombulelo Manyana
14 June 2017

"It was a learning step. One I hope he will carry with him always."

When Zowiie Williams found out her son Callum had been mean to a little girl at school, she was not happy.

She decided to use the incident as a way to teach her six-year-old what she believes is an important lesson in respect.

"When your son hurts a girl's feelings, it's our job as parents to make him understand how saying things out of anger and upset can make others feel," Zowiie wrote on a Facebook post.

She shared a picture of her son holding a bunch of flowers on Facebook, explaining that when she heard that he was mean to a girl called Billy-Rea at school, she felt the need to give him a stern talking-to.

"Yesterday I was very disappointed to find out he had upset his special little lady due to another boy mate telling him what he should say and do."

Zowiie told Metro Callum's “girlfriend” was playing duck-duck-goose with her friends and they didn’t want to let Callum play, as it was just girls playing.

He got upset and told one of his boy friends about what had happened. His friend advised him on what he should do next.

"He had said words that should never leave a six-year-old’s mouth and he broke up with her – in front of his peers," said Zowiie.

When Zowiie called Billy-Rea’s mother to check she was okay, she discovered Billy-Rea had left school very upset that day. Although she was glad that Callum had been honest about his behaviour, Zowiie was keen to make it up to Billy-Rea.

"I felt the need to have quite a good talk with him. Today he is marching into school with flowers and an apology because I feel that we need to teach boys the importance of how they should react to certain situations.

"Callum now understands that what other people think or say should not sway him into acting like he doesn't care about other people's feelings. Especially a girl1 His head was high and he apologised in front of his peers and handed over the flowers," she wrote in her post.

Zowiie also explained to him that buying flowers won't automatically fix things -- but it's a good start.

"I made sure that he understood he couldn’t be mean and expect anything materialistic to fix what he says, and that it is never okay to be mean to anyone, especially a girl. It’s something I feel very strongly about."

"It was a very proud moment for me as his mother. It was a learning step. One I hope he will carry with him always."

Sources: Metro UK. Facebook.

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