As parents, we want our kids to behave ethically, and act with righteous moral standards, but oftentimes we fail due to various of reasons, one being peer-pressure.
A father devised an ultimate punishment for his daughter who was bullying a girl who had cancer at school. She went way too far and pulled off the girl’s wig.
This made the father so angry that he took matters in his hands and took the punishment on his daughter to a whole new level. He even posted the punishment online, but deleted the post since many people slammed him for how he dealt with the bullying.
“My ex-wife and I have a 16-year-old daughter together of which I have full custody (she has moved on with her new family)… My daughter recently got in trouble at school for making fun of a student that lost her hair from cancer treatment. Including pulling off her wig,” he started his post.
“Apparently there is some pre-existing bad blood between the two of them, but I don’t think that even begins to excuse her behavior.”
At the twist of events, his daughter is dating this other girl’s ex-boyfriend and that was the reason they didn’t like each other lately.
“At some point the other girl mentioned how my daughter’s boyfriend was just using her for s*x (this was actually a big shock to me as I had no idea she was se*ually active) and called my daughter a sl*t,” the father shared with CafeMom. “That’s what escalated the situation and resulted in the wig incident. Supposedly they have been arguing in class ever since my daughter started dating the guy in question. Basically just stupid teenage ‘he said she said’ nonsense.”
After her father learned of what happened and the root of the problem, he gave her two difficult options for a teenager. One was to throw all her electronics away and two to instantly go and get a bald haircut. The daughter choose the latter.
“…Everyone thinks I went way overboard. Her mother went ballistic at me saying it will make her the target of bullying (kind of the point, teach her some compassion),” the father wrote.
A lot of people were furious of the fathers reaction and didn’t agree with the outcome: One person said: “Your daughter is a bully because you are a bully. I seriously doubt this is the first time you used abuse and humiliation to ‘teach her a lesson.’” Another person added: “There’s a term for what you did. It’s called child abuse. Taking away her electronics would have been an appropriate punishment. Grounding her would have been an appropriate punishment. Disrespecting her right to bodily autonomy and humiliating her is not an appropriate punishment. She’s unlikely to learn from it and if anything it risks perpetuating a cycle of bullying.”
However, some people fully agreed with his actions: “I support your decision completely. You’re her parent so you have every right to do this, it’s not abusive, it’s real life. If she’s comfortable attacking someone for something they have no choice over she needs to see how it feels.”
“She will see what kind of impact actions like hers have on the victim and that will teach her a very important lesson,” another one wrote.
What’s your opinion? Do you approve of his actions or he went too far with the second option?
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