The 7 Weirdest Parental Punishments

Nov 18, 2011 Full story: www.ranker.com 146

Sure, any parent can send the young'uns to their bedrooms for some time out, or suspend TV privileges when the little angels act more like imps. But when traditional punishments fail, some moms and dads find the need to get more creative. Embarrassment, shame and just plain oddness were on the agenda in the households of these poor kids.

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“Don't like it don't read it! ”

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Portland,Tn

#1 Nov 18, 2011
The 5th one made me cry. That is terrible )':
NelsonH

Mooresville, NC

#2 Nov 18, 2011
The C-Span option is great!
DILF

Medford, NY

#3 Nov 18, 2011
I love this one!!!.....lol

"Crafty Cincinnati dad Steve Kissing teaches his daughters the meaning of time when they break curfew--specifically, just how long time can feel. He accomplishes this by plopping them down in front of the boob tube to watch what teens must think is the dullest channel on earth: C-Span.

Mr. Kissing forces the offending child to endure five minutes of C-span programming for every one minute of tardiness. To top it off, he makes them write up a report on what they viewed.

This unconventional dad says that if the tardiness extends beyond half an hour, he makes the curfew-breaker watch paint dry."
Ambulance Chaser

United States

#4 Nov 18, 2011
C-span would be a risk and you might face charges from CPS. They might claim you were exposing your child to low-life deviate crooks.
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#5 Nov 18, 2011
Some of those are silly (C-span?), but some are truly fkd up.
eg: The hot sauce kinda pissed me off.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#6 Nov 18, 2011
The last two seem like the best. The first one may be why they call the child welfare people DSS - Dog [Mess] Services.

Some other unconventional ones were left off, including:

1. Cold showers. A poster in here told of carrying a sleeping girl into the bathroom, laying her in the shower, turning on the cold water, and leaving. The girl in question got the point and was not bitter about it.

2. Hair restraint. A mother got in serious trouble (possible felonies) by tying her disobedient's son's long hair to the banister and leaving him there for hours. He yelled for help and firefighters cut his hair and freed him. She got charged with child abuse, child neglect, and reckless endangerment. I think they went overboard if the story was truly as reported. However, police and prosecutors don't pursue cases without reason.

3. Hair cutting. This usually works best with girls. Maybe the first time, you cut a little off to show you are serious. After that, you chop most off, saving shaving for if she still doesn't get it.

4. Forced odd hairstyles. I haven't seen this one done for parental discipline yet, but bullies and fraternities might do similar. What you do is totally ruin their hair. Use wire, tape, glue, etc. Maybe shave some out. Etc.

“Jody”

Level 7

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#7 Nov 18, 2011
Nothing severs those apron strings quicker than cruel or unusual punishment. Being creative doesn't mean being a bully or more immature than the child.

My kid got a lesson in honesty early in life during the tooth fairy era. He made a buck on a lost tooth and it stuck with him,.. a few weeks later when his puppy lost a tooth I saw him get it and sneak it under his pillow, looking around like the sneakly little trickster he was to make sure no one saw him. I pretended I didn't. The next morning he comes running in the kitchen complaining, "The tooth fairy left a doggie treat under my pillow." Of course I asked why in the world the tooth fairy would visit him when he hadn't lost a tooth and he confessed. This led to a good discussion about being honest in word and action. He's 45 now and tells me he never forgot that.

As a teenager he took the car once [that I know of] without permission. I located him on the sly and flattened the tires. He had to call me for "help". Then he had to wash and wax my car every weekend for a month. Made toting that air compressor around worthwhile anyway. Hee he.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#8 Nov 18, 2011
off the trail wrote:
Nothing severs those apron strings quicker than cruel or unusual punishment. Being creative doesn't mean being a bully or more immature than the child.
My kid got a lesson in honesty early in life during the tooth fairy era. He made a buck on a lost tooth and it stuck with him,.. a few weeks later when his puppy lost a tooth I saw him get it and sneak it under his pillow, looking around like the sneakly little trickster he was to make sure no one saw him. I pretended I didn't. The next morning he comes running in the kitchen complaining, "The tooth fairy left a doggie treat under my pillow." Of course I asked why in the world the tooth fairy would visit him when he hadn't lost a tooth and he confessed. This led to a good discussion about being honest in word and action. He's 45 now and tells me he never forgot that.
As a teenager he took the car once [that I know of] without permission. I located him on the sly and flattened the tires. He had to call me for "help". Then he had to wash and wax my car every weekend for a month. Made toting that air compressor around worthwhile anyway. Hee he.
At least you didn't leave dog mess under the pillow. ;-)

“Jody”

Level 7

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#9 Nov 18, 2011
Purple Gurl wrote:
<quoted text>
At least you didn't leave dog mess under the pillow. ;-)
Yeah, that wasn't just gross, it sent a mess to school and involved other people. Can you imagine the emotional back lash this will have the boy? Every kid and parent from that school will connect him to that one event from now on! What horrible, permanent damage to inflict on a child.

As for the being lax on his doggie doodie duty,.. frankly kids should be taught responsible ownership, but parents should have housebroken the pets!! Besides,.. body waste cleanup, even if it's a dog, is an adult chore. Plus, I can imagine with off "doody" parents like them the dog likely had worms as well as other internal external parisites.
Some people shouldn't breed!!
DJZ

Crown Point, IN

#10 Nov 18, 2011
I got in trouble with a group of "friends" in highschool. They were not bad people just a bunch of nuts. The warning signs were there, and adults told I should go before things got bad, but I was too naive and stupid to avoid it. I am a nice person and all the teachers and my parents knew it, but still I got in trouble. ME! HOW DARE THEY COMPARED ME TO THOSE HALFWITS! I admit it was my fault for not leaving and I would have understood if I was blamed by people who did not know me, but they knew me! The worst and humiliating part of it all is THAT MOST OF IT WAS MY FAULT AND WAS TO STUPID TO LEAVE! I still hold a grudge about the incident, and holding grudges from past incidents has made me into the better person I am. When I make mistakes I know why they were wrong. When other children make mistakes they don't repeat them out of fear of punishment, not for the moral implications. That is what puts me above all other spoiled brats and makes me BETTER THAN THEM! I am 19 now and will put my weak childhood behind. Adults (not all of them unfortunately) will always be stronger, smarter, wiser, and therefore better than the weak underlings of society. WHO AGREES WITH ME!

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Vancouver, Canada

#11 Nov 19, 2011
The worst parental punishment, is have to listen to an album by Andy Williams.
pissbox

Beechgrove, TN

#12 Nov 19, 2011
number five was pretty messed up,but the c span and hot sauce were good ideas

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#13 Nov 19, 2011
pissbox wrote:
number five was pretty messed up,but the c span and hot sauce were good ideas
Hot sauce was #5, and I think the parents got child abuse charges on that one. Number 3 was messed up too, and that was dueling.

“1943-2013”

Level 10

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#14 Nov 19, 2011
Parental Punishments that worked for my children.

Lets see
Since their cars were in my name for insurance reasons.I have and will continue to revoke the registration.

Pre cell phone days..I did shut off the Phone service to the house.

with the advent of cell phones they thought they could beat me..
However they didn't have jobs ...so I didn't pay the bill.

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#15 Nov 19, 2011
skipper wrote:
Parental Punishments that worked for my children.
Lets see
Since their cars were in my name for insurance reasons.I have and will continue to revoke the registration.
Pre cell phone days..I did shut off the Phone service to the house.
with the advent of cell phones they thought they could beat me..
However they didn't have jobs ...so I didn't pay the bill.
Now that's the way to do it. Punishments that helps not harms all wrapped up in a bit of learning how life works.
Good to see you back posting again Skip!!!

“It's Not What You Do”

Level 5

Since: Apr 09

It's The Way That You Do It!!!

#16 Nov 19, 2011
When I was just starting to wear make up, one of my grades needed improvement....I was struggling. My dad said no lipstick till that grade comes up. Friends at school tried to get me to wear some of their lipstick and I said no. I worked extra hard and the grade got better and I got my lipstick back.......it never happened again.

“I care more about my character”

Level 7

Since: Jun 11

...... then my reputation

#17 Nov 19, 2011
My son got soap in his mouth once when he was three.
I lived with my sister and bro and they watched 'R' rated movies with him <against my wishes> in the room, the 'F' word was the norm.
He started saying it at day care until they told me he would be removed from their school if he didn't stop...... He stopped alright.
My bro was like "Don't do that to him" and without missing a beat I told my bro he was next.
Cruel you say? I don't think so. He stopped saying it and I didn't have to beat the snuff out of him.
A little soap goes a long way towards a filthy mouth.
*Fabulous*

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Level 6

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#18 Nov 19, 2011
These poor kids the article exclaims…Poor kids my ass. They’re ANIMALS. Little snot nose reprobates and they should all be dematerialized. Big deal he carried dog shit in his bag. That shit was worth MORE than his existence. Why do people pay so much attention to rat bastard kids? The kid is THEIR property and THEIR business, nobody else’s.
DJZ

Crown Point, IN

#19 Nov 19, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
When I was just starting to wear make up, one of my grades needed improvement....I was struggling. My dad said no lipstick till that grade comes up. Friends at school tried to get me to wear some of their lipstick and I said no. I worked extra hard and the grade got better and I got my lipstick back.......it never happened again.
Not to be mean, but the only reason you did better in school was for a little peace of lipstick and makeup and not for the educational benefit, and that was the reason you were failing? weak.
DJZ

Crown Point, IN

#20 Nov 19, 2011
Oh, and those girls watching C-span. If those idiots had the mental capacity for patience, they would learn the importance of government and politics. I think I remember watching C-span or a program like, and it was very interesting to actually see how debates work and how legislations are passed. These morons could never tell an educational benefit other than in school.

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