CASPER, Wy. — Faced with the revelation that her daughter was skipping class, a Wyoming mom took to social media to publicly shame her child and she says it worked.
Jeannie Crutchfield told ABC News that when she learned that her daughter was ditching class, she decided to follow her through her through her school recording her every move.
“This is what happens when [my daughter] can’t act right,” Crutchfield says in the video. “Her mom has to come to the school and record her to get it through her head.”
Crutchfield told Good Morning America that since the video was posted online, her daughter’s school attendance has been steady.
“Her attitude has changed. She was asked [by a friend] if she wanted to ditch school yesterday and she told the person no. The thought of mom following her again wasn’t appealing,” Crutchfield said.
Crutchfield says she was just trying to prove a point to her daughter and said other parents have been told that the school could do little to prevent truancy.