A mum has been slammed for rehoming her daughter’s dog because she cheated on an exam and lied about it to her.
The anonymous woman explained how her daughter doesn’t need to revise for exams to be able to pass them – or so she thought.
Speaking to Reddit, she said: “My daughter has always been that smart kid who relies purely on that to go from grade to grade.
“She never does her homework, never pays attention in class and studies the very morning of a test.
“Miraculously, she still gets good enough marks in all he subjects, except for history.”
Wanting to boost her daughter’s history mark, she told her she would rehome her dog if she got below a grade 55.
“A couple months ago she had an essay coming up and I spoke to her and said that she needs to do a whole a lot better in it than she did in her last history test (37 per cent),” she added.
“She blew me off so I told her that if she didn’t at least get above 55 per cent I was going to give her dog away to the boy next door.
“Still she didn’t take me seriously but agreed that she’ll even get an 80.
“We laughed about it and when the results came back she got 78 per cent. We took her for a celebratory lunch out with her father.”
But it wasn’t until she cleaned out her daughter’s room when she discovered the truth about her high grade.
She said: “Today, I was cleaning up in her room and found this box filled with old papers and tests from the previous year.
“After looking through a few I saw an essay which looked familiar. I read it and felt that there was something off so I took it and asked my daughter if I could reread her one.
“They were almost identical. When I confronted her about it, she lied and said it was her first draft.
“Finally at the end she said it was Debbie’s, who is an older friend of hers, who wrote it for the same assignment a couple years back.
“I did get upset and shouted at her before she went off to her room.
“She has no sense of regret or feeling bad about it so I took her dog and went next door to give it to our neighbours.
“She’s been crying ever since and her father is calling me an a***hole but I feel like she needs to understand that there are consequences for every action.”
While most users agreed the woman was in the wrong for rehoming her daughter’s dog, others slammed her “bad parenting”.
One user said: “Family pets are not to be used as bargaining chips in some skewed punishment or reward system.
“They are living beings that require safety, attention, and affection.
“You should probably work at the whole parenting thing.
“What is actually the cause of your daughter’s performance in school? What you describe is, in general, a situation in which she may have some form of ADD or ADHD.
“It has nothing to due with laziness or lack of effort. Depending on the severity, if she does have ADD it may be near impossible for her to memorise or process information in which she is not interested.”
Another user added: “Not only is she going to remember it, she’s going to be reminded regularly seeing the dog at the neighbours.
“This brings up a danger for the dog too. Dogs can sniff their way home but they don’t understand that you gave them away. I hope it doesn’t try to run home daily and eventually get hit by a car.
Also, it’s going to be tough to disappoint the neighbour if you try to get the dog back. I hope you told the neighbour this was a sleepover situation and not permanent.
A third user said: “Yes, there are are consequences for your actions. Giving away her dog is not one of those consequences.”