In a viral Facebook video, a mother is spreading an important message to college students and parents on the importance of family and communication.
A college student ghosted her parents, by ignoring their text messages and phone calls for three days. But now, her mother is calling her out in an effort to teach her daughter a valuable lesson.
Mother, Nicole Walters took to her Facebook page to share the viral video!
The entrepreneur and mom of three shared that she and her husband had just dropped off their adopted 18-year-old daughter on her college campus, on a Thursday, to start her freshman year. On Friday, the daughter had checked in with her parents (at 2 am), but then ignored them for 3 days.
In the video, Nicole expressed how unacceptable it is for her sweet daughter to ignore her and her husband.
“Bless her heart. Bless her sweet heart. She thought she could dip off and go ghost, for three days. No you won’t!”
Nicole does have a point – Her child’s tuition is getting paid for by her and her husband and the least she could do was to communicate with them by responding or updating them on what’s going on.
So on Tuesday, Nicole and her husband dropped by her campus, to A) Share this message, B) Bring her fresh fruit, and C) Put up a flier of her face saying: “Is my daughter being irresponsible? Tweet @NapturalNicole photo proof! And get a free pizza and a $10 Starbucks Giftcard!”
She was completely serious about the fliers, telling her daughter she would pass them out to other students if this happens again!
“Next time I print off 500 of these (fliers) and I stand in the middle of your quad and I hand them out to everybody!”
When the parents confronted their daughter, she just told them she was watching Netflix with her new friends and hanging out.
But Nicole was not okay with that answer…
“I do not pay for you to be social! I pay for you to get a degree!”
Well said, Nicole! This is the reason why you go to college- to get a degree which will then lead you to your career!
Luckily, the college student found humor in this and she was affected in a positive way, by her mother’s parenting. In an updated Facebook Live video, Nicole and her husband Joshua thanked their viewers for their love and support and also mentioned how their daughter is starting to call them first now! Seems like the structure that Nicole has set up is already working!
As someone who was so excited to start their freshman year and meet new people (5 years ago), I realize how common of an issue it is for college students to go MIA from their parents.
I think when students are getting adjusted to college life (living in the dorms, meeting classmates, making plans) it’s easy to get wrapped up in the ‘fun’ of it and they can tend to focus more on the new in their life. I’ve definitely been guilty of this in the past.
But I think Nicole’s method of parenting is fantastic because she was trying to relay a message about the importance of family and communication, but also added humor to it. I also like the style in which she confronted her daughter because she made it entertaining and was impactful in setting a reminder for college students starting their Fall semester!