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Dad Punishes Son by Making Him Carry ‘I Like to Steal’ Sign

Dad Punishes Son by Making Him Carry Sign

We seen examples of parents using the internet to punish unruly kids before, but a dad took a decidedly low-tech approach to disciplining his son by making him carry a sign on a busy highway. Just remember, kid, this hurts us more than it hurts you. (Not really.)

After he stole $60 from his sister’s wallet, 13-year-old Hunter Bearden compounded the problem by lying about it. So, dad Grover made the boy stand outside his Easley, South Carolina, taxidermy shop in the sweltering heat with a sign reading, “I like to steal, lie and disrespect others.”

Not surprisingly, the boy seemed humbled by the experience. “[My dad] held back on a spanking and decided to think about the punishment with my step-mom, and I think this is working out so far, and the hot weather — I’m worn down, and I haven’t been inside but a couple minutes today,” he said. “So, I’m thankful for his discipline to make me a better person.”

What do you think? Was this punishment suitable or excessive?

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