A mom used an elaborate metaphor involving toothpaste to try to teach her daughter to be kind. Amy Beth Gardner's daughter is about to enter middle school, a time when many children become seduced by the evil pleasure of gossip. To keep her on the right path, Gardner taught her daughter a lesson with a tube of toothpaste, and posted about it on Facebook. Now, that post is going viral, with over 600,000 shares.

My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We've decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a...

Posted by Amy Beth Gardner on Sunday, August 14, 2016

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