Friday 20 October 2017

High-school teenager's photo goes viral after she brings baby into classroom

The teen returned to school with her younger brother and brought him to her classes
The teen returned to school with her younger brother and brought him to her classes

Olivia Petter

A 17-year-old girl’s Snapchat post went viral after she shared a photograph from her high school classroom with her three-year-old brother sleeping on her lap.

A family emergency prevented their mother from being able to collect baby James from daycare and were forced to ask eldest daughter Stiles Parish to pick him up, thinking she’d return home with him.

However, keen not to miss out on any schooling, the teen returned to school with her younger brother and brought him to her classes, where he promptly fell asleep in her arms.

Curry told ABC news that she has never asked her daughter to collect James before, insisting that this was a one-off emergency.

"I figured she had gone to get him and taken him home,” she said. Later that day she saw the photograph on her daughter's Snapchat and realised she had taken him to school with her.

Stiles Parish is studying to be a nurse and was eager to return to class. Luckily, her teacher was incredibly supportive, revealed Curry.

“He slept most of the time and if he had become a problem my daughter would have taken him out so that she didn't disrupt the other students,” she explained, before praising her daughter for exhibiting such strong values in both family and education.

Curry, who is a best-selling author, admitted that the post made her heart “want to explode” with warmth and tenderness, as the fact that baby James was able to fall asleep in the middle of a busy classroom is a clear sign that he hugely trusts his elder sister.

She is confident that the siblings will continue to be close as they grow up together, despite the 14-year age gap between them.

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