Parents always have work to do. Not only do they need to help their children get ready for school and any extracurricular activities, but parents also need to make sure their children are raised with strong morals so that they will make the right choices in life. That’s why one father decided to teach his 10-year-old daughter a lesson after she stole fake nails from a Walgreens location near her home. Although he remains unidentified, a video of him punishing his daughter has gone viral online.
In order to teach his daughter that shoplifting is wrong, dad made her return to the store where she committed the act and apologize. He also had her pay for the merchandise she stole, so she could learn to purchase items honestly.
In the now-viral video dad posted online, you can see his 10-year-old daughter returning to the scene of her crime. After entering the Walgreens location, she waited for the manager to become available so she could explain what she had done and how she wanted to make things right.
The father’s seven-minute film was posted to Reddit and other social media platforms, such as YouTube. Since it was uploaded at the start of 2015, it has received more than 2 million views on the Google service. Fortunately, the youngster learned a life lesson about thievery and was able to correct the problem before it got out of hand.
Users on Reddit praised the father for instructing his daughter about being a decent individual.
“Good father,” one person said.
Another said, “As punishment for stealing the set of fake nails, the dad decided to make his 10-year-old daughter walk back to the nearby Walgreens, where she not only paid for what she had taken but was forced to confess her crime to the manager. It turns out she took the product out of the box, so the barcode used for tracking the item was not available. The girl was then forced to walk to the back of the store and get a box that had a Universal Product Code (UPC) on it for the manager to scan. She eventually apologized and promised never to steal again.”
“There’s a lot of “great parenting” comments in this thread. I’d call it hands-on parenting. I’d call it invested parenting. But the test of great parenting is the result. It’s great if it works. If it doesn’t, then it’s not great, no matter how well-intentioned it might be. I salute the father in this video. He cares and is committed. Is he wise? I’ve no idea.”
One person showed their support for the dad, but they questioned why he wanted to make it a viral video.
“Yes, the Dad was making it right by bringing her back, but by uploading, I think was just a little bit much, possibly wanting to elevate himself just a little as well. Punishment should be private and kept between those involved, not to include the whole world in the equation. Just my 2 cents.”