A photo posted to an online forum at Reddit
went viral Thursday. It shows one unhappy looking girl with her smiling, gloating father. She is wearing a T Shirt with his image emblazoned on the front. The post was titled, 'What my friend made his daughter wear to school for a week as punishment for coming home past curfew. Parenting win?'
Dad's angry looking image has the caption "Try Me!!"
The girl was forced to wear the T Shirt for school for one week, as punishment for breaking her curfew, reports the Huffington Post
Many of the comments at the Reddit forum indicated that most people do not believe the girl would wear the shirt. The consensus was that she would wait until Dad was not in view and change her clothes.
Whilst the father's punishment may be seen as creative, 'experts have continually warned that humiliation can often do more harm than good.' Public humiliation may seem a good idea but it can be counter productive.
Other parents have tried similar tactics. One Mum
, embarrassed that her 13-year-old daughter was caught shoplifting, made her wear a shirt that read "Hide your money. Hide your clothes. Hide everything. Cuz I'm A Thief
A parenting win or a bad choice? What do you think?