The rising cost of living is forcing many parents to look for alternatives raise their children.
One mother’s story went viral this week for doing just that. But even though she believes she’s doing what’s best for her family, she finds herself slammed by trolls who disagree.
London Shanta (@londonshanta) spent three years planning and hesitating before finally moving into a tent in the woods with her family.
Well, a Clip of her homeschooling her children has attracted attention.
“You can’t just homeschool and live in a tent with five kids,” reads the text above the video – which is a comment from an online troll.
She captioned the post: “I will always be someone who tries to stop you from creating the life you want, but successful people don’t listen to people who submit to mediocrity because they too be very afraid to believe it.”
“Oh, nothing, living rent-free, stress-free, opinion-free and building generational wealth for my crew.
“Just wait until we buy our RV and live our best school life six months of the year.”
She added the hashtags #homeschooling, #generationalwealth, #debtfreejourney and #tentlife.
The post appeared after she encouraged her followers to embrace gratitude and create their own dream life.
She said: “I was 20, working several fast food jobs and going to school with no money.
“Just two kids and trust, I would look up property prices and plan my future country home somewhere on the land I own.
“At 28, I’m on my land creating this life with my husband and five children. Happy and still believing in the vision.”
She added: “This is your sign to be grateful for what you have but always follow your heart and create the life you deserve.”
“That’s selfish towards the children.”
Although many congratulate the mother on some difficult decisions, the comments on her videos are often critical.
One viewer wrote: “I’m sorry but there’s too much going on in the world and I think it’s selfish towards the children.”
Another said: “The only thing I keep hearing is ‘rent free’ for no good reason.”
However, others have said things like, “Can we get videos of everyday life?” I love that” and “You made me smile from ear to ear, I’m so proud of you.”