Most comments were in support of the Dad taking a stand to show his daughter that her actions were unacceptable. Some comments, however, just reinforce that you can’t discipline under public scrutiny. Someone will ALWAYS have something negative to say.
One commenter said that the father was endangering the child because they could get hit by a car! Another thinks that Child Protective Services needs to get involved. (My thinking on that one – I’d be more concerned for what some parents are doing behind closed doors than this. And if CPS did get the call – if they followed through with this parent – they should be disciplined.) Another said, “He won’t take disrespect, but hell dole it out.” Are you kidding me? How is standing outside holding a sign disrespectful to the child? What about the lying – the act that prompted this punishment? Some have offered that it’s the Dad’s fault for not disciplining the child before age 5 and that this is humiliation…
Parenting is tough – no one has all the “answers” – we all do what we think is best at the time. Looking back on my childhood, I can’t think of anything my parents wanted more for me than to have better than they had – and even when I was punished – the thing I remembered most was that they cared and they loved me. I hope my kids look back with the same.
We don’t know the back-story to this one, but obviously the Dad was fed up and had enough and I for one think that doing ANYTHING is much better than doing nothing. What do you think?