Teacher Begs Parents to Discipline 'Disrespectful' Kids in Viral Video

Commenters have come to the defense of a high school Spanish teacher who begged parents in a now-viral video to discipline their "disrespectful" children.

The video, posted to TikTok last week by Señorita Fross (@angelfross), has amassed more than 2.7 million views and thousands of comments from upset viewers, many from educators who said they're "tired" of having to "manage" badly behaved students.

"So this is not my normal content but I just have to say something," Fross said at the beginning of her video. "So many teachers are about to quit, and it's because many of the kids are disrespectful, many of them think they're untouchable and many of them receive no consequences from anyone at all."

She then begged parents to "please" help teachers by disciplining their children.

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Commenters have come to the defense of a high school Spanish teacher who begged parents in a now-viral video to discipline their “disrespectful” children. JBryson/istock

"Take their phone away. Take the video games away. Ground them. Make them get a job," she said.

"Please help us...we can't do this anymore," Fross concluded.

In response to pushback she received regarding the consequences she suggested, Fross commented: "Y'all...I'm listing possible consequences. They don't apply to every child of every age. My point is being consistent, setting expectations, etc.

"Our babies need structure. They didn't have it for 2 years. We all need to help to fix this problem. Please!" she continued.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) defined discipline as "the structure that helps the child fit into the real world happily and effectively."

"Disciplining children is one of the most important yet difficult responsibilities of parenting, and there are no shortcuts," the NLM continued, adding that the goal of "effective discipline is to foster acceptable and appropriate behavior in the child and to raise emotionally mature adults."

To effectively discipline children in a "loving, proactive way," Harvard Medical School says parents should "set clear limits," have clear consequences for rule-breaking, and, as Fross stated, "be consistent."

"No should mean no, and there should be house and family rules for kind, safe behavior," those with Harvard Medical School stated. "If something isn't allowed, it's not allowed."

Many educators commenting on Fross' post said they were also tired of working with disrespectful students, and asked parents to "do anything" to help.

"Agree 100 percent. I don't even teach anymore, I just manage behaviors. It's also just basic manners that they lack, which should be learned at HOME," wrote JessTapatio.

"THIS. It starts at home," Casey agreed. "I am so worn out with being held responsible in a classroom for children I did not raise."

"I have some students that literally do not understand the word 'no' because they always hear yes. I'm tired," commented Shelby Garcia.

Autumn, a purported first-year teacher, said: "The level of disrespect I am dealing with on a daily basis is discouraging and upsetting...Most days, my students try to run the classroom as if it were their house and their rules. It's so disheartening."

Meanwhile, Shae' Pettaway told parents to "literally do anything!"

Newsweek has reached out to Señorita Fross for comment.

Fross isn't the first teacher to garner online attention. In January, English teacher Katie Peters went viral for sharing a video talking about a day's work. In March, a third-grade teacher who got roasted by her "savage" students went viral, as did a high school English teacher whose student told her to "get help."