I talked to a man yesterday that was so concerned about what his teenage daughter was wearing he purposely embarrassed himself to make a point.
After months of harping about her shorts being too short he decided to give the look a try.
He took a pair of pants and cut them off as short as possible, and what was left he rolled up even higher…
To complete the ensemble he pulled on a T-shirt that read, ‘I’m the best Dad’.
He then took the family out for dinner as planned.
The attention, stares, and even pictures taken, were not enough to sway the girl, with her saying, ‘You want to look ridiculous, go ahead I don’t care’.
So he extended the outing to include miniature golf where the stares continued.
After mini golf he suggested ice cream was in order.
That was the last straw, the daughter had had enough, especially when he insisted on going in rather than using the drive thru.
His point was made. He hasn’t seen the shorts on her since.
This is different than ‘parental shaming’ which embarrasses the kid for their actions; for example by making them wear a T-shirt that says, ‘I stole, don’t trust me’.
Here the Dad used himself to make the point rather than embarrass his daughter.
This is what happens when discipline is used to teach a lesson and not just to make the parent feel better.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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