All parents have different ways of disciplining their kids, but one dad is getting criticized for maybe going to a bit of an extreme.
In a post that has since been deleted, the dad explains that his 16-year-old daughter recently got in trouble for bullying a student with cancer. The dad explained that there was already bad blood between the two girls, since his daughter is dating the girl’s ex-boyfriend, and during an argument his daughter pulled the girl’s wig off.
“Not how I’ve raised my daughter to treat people and it truly disgusted me to hear how she acted from her deputy principle,” he wrote. “She showed no remorse. She tried to excuse her behavior by saying the girl in question deserved it. Again, I don’t care what she said, that behavior is inexcusable.”
As a punishment, the dad gave his daughter two options, either throw away all her electronics, and never buy her any again, or the girl could her head shaved, noting, “as bald as the hairdresser could do.” Plus, the daughter couldn’t wear a wig to school and would have to deal with it until her hair grew back.
Of course, not wanting to go without her phone the daughter chose to get her head shaved, and some people, including the girl’s mother (who doesn’t have custody of the child) thought the dad went to an extreme, but he disagrees.
As for how the Internet reacted, many thought he took it too far.
- “Your daughter sucks for bullying that girl, obviously. But you went too far with this punishment,” one person noted, while another added, “Your daughter is a bully because you are a bully,” and another person even suggested it was “child abuse.”
- Others felt the punishment fit the crime, “This is an appropriate punishment for that behavior that will hopefully result in one child being compassionate and thinking empathetically before they start bullying people,” one person shared.
- The dad noted that so far his daughter is still angry with him and has yet to show any remorse for what she’s done. He added, “If she shows genuine remorse I’d get her a temporary wig of some kind,” adding, “but as I say she hasn’t done that yet.”
Source: Café Mom