A mother gains online attention for the shirt she compelled her son to wear to school.

A Texas mom, identified as Star, went viral for tackling her son’s bullying at Greenleaf Elementary by having him wear a T-shirt declaring, “I am a BULLY.”

Administrators had reported him using derogatory terms like “idiots” and “stupid” towards classmates. Star, an “old-school parent,” defended her decision despite criticism. Posting the photo on Facebook, she aimed to prompt personal apologies from her son to the affected kids.

However, child development professionals criticized the approach, cautioning against embarrassing a child. Star maintained the school district’s approval, asserting parental rights. The incident ignited a debate on the ethics and effectiveness of public disciplinary measures for children. This case underscores the challenges in addressing bullying while navigating the boundaries of parental authority and child development principles.