What is up with trying to shame your child as a form of punishment??!
How did one Utah dad teach his teenage daughter a lesson about dressing more modestly?
Here‚Äôs the long and short of it ‚ÄĒ very short of it.
Fed up with his daughter constantly wearing Daisy Duke-style micro-shorts, Scott Mackintosh took a pair of scissors to his jeans and cut them crotch-high, so that a pocket peeked from beneath. He then donned a ‚ÄúBest. Dad. Ever.‚ÄĚ T-shirt and wore the outfit during a family night out on the town.
‚ÄúI was absolutely going for shock value and a little bit of embarrassment,‚ÄĚ he told NBC‚Äôs Mike Taibbi.
Mackintosh said he didn't intend to wear his micro-shorts outside the home, but his daughter failed to notice his outfit because she was glued to the phone. So he upped the ante and wore his shorts out to dinner and a game of miniature golf.
‚ÄúI decided to make a ‚Äėsmall‚Äô statement on how her short-shorts maybe aren‚Äôt as ‚Äėcute‚Äô as she thinks!‚ÄĚ he wrote on his wife‚Äôs family blog.
Mackintosh‚Äôs mortified daughter finally reached her limit when they went out for milk shakes.
‚ÄúI just got out of the car, walked in and she says, ‚ÄėI‚Äôm staying in the car,‚Äô‚ÄĚ said Mackintosh, who also has three other daughters and three sons.
But the night didn‚Äôt embarrass Mackintosh's daughter enough to prevent her ‚ÄĒ along with his wife and one of his sons ‚ÄĒfrom posting pictures they took of him on social media. The images went viral, and soon the family heard from people across the nation as well as around the world.
Mackintosh said the entire incident was meant as a gentle way to get his point across, but he did question whether his tactic worked.
‚ÄúThere was no ‚ÄėDad, I get it‚Äô or ‚ÄėDad ,you‚Äôre the best ‚Ä¶ thanks for that awesome lesson,‚ÄĚ he said.
However, he said his daughter has been better about her choice in shorts.
‚ÄúI think she‚Äôs just aware of my feelings. And sometimes, understanding your parent‚Äôs feelings are important,‚ÄĚ he said.
There's this story, the story of the mom who made her DD stand on corner with a sign about not twerking anymore and then there is the countless others who use this a a form of punishment. Hell, even judges are using this form as a sentence for people convicted of certain things! Enough of this crap already! Take the bull by the horns and PARENT, ENFORCE rules in society. So stupid! Do you really think these people who are punished this way, actually learn a lesson and never do the offense again??? (I sure dont!)