A dad came up with a genius plan to teach his daughter a lesson after he caught her stealing. But some felt that he went too far.
No one ever said being a parent would be easy, especially when you try to teach your kids to be good little boys and girls. But what do you do when your kid does something bad? One dad caught his daughter stealing, which is a serious offense. He couldn’t believe it. How could she do this to him and the family? But he didn’t get mad, he got even. Some people felt that the punishment didn’t fit the crime.
The girl had stunned her family with her actions. Her dad had caught her with stolen items, but no one understood what made her do it in the first place. After all, she was just ten. Also, she didn’t come from a bad home. Her dad couldn’t believe what he had discovered in her room, but was even more shocking was the way he decided to teach her a lesson. He did something that was unimaginable.
According to statistics, the number of shoplifting incidents has increased over the years. In fact, in America alone, there are about 27-million shoplifters, and 25 percent of these are committed by minors between the ages of 10 and 17. That’s a whopping 6.7 million kids doing these crimes. And 55 percent of 75 percent of adult shoplifters admitted that they started stealing when they were teenagers. These statistics are sad indeed. But what motivated this little girl? The answer is shocking.
Only 3 percent of shoplifters steal for premeditated reasons. Most shoplifters have absolutely no reason for doing it. They have nothing to gain from stealing. It’s more of an impulse that drives them to commit such a criminal act. Fortunately, the ten-year-old got busted by her dad instead of by cops. But once she learned what her punishment was, she certainly started to regret ever having stolen anything in the first place.
Stores have security cameras, barcodes on their products, and other systems in place to prevent shoplifting, so it’s puzzling that so many people get away with theft. Then again, shoplifters are stealthy. Take this ten-year-old girl, for example. She took the product out of the original box, which had the barcode on it. The box would have alerted the store owners that she didn’t pay, but the missing barcode didn’t trick her dad.
Although the dad wasn’t happy about his daughter’s actions, he still wanted to help her. To that end, he decided to remind her about the difference between right and wrong. But how? He thought about a good plan. Eventually, he came up with something brilliant. He only wanted to put his daughter back on the straight and narrow path. But most people didn’t see it that way and assumed he was nuts.
The dad tried to patiently explain to his daughter that what she did was wrong. But she couldn’t see his point of view. In fact, she reacted by getting upset. She also shut herself off to anything that her dad had to say to her. So, since his daughter didn’t want to learn the easy way, he had no choice but to take some more extreme actions, and no one could have predicted what he was about to do.
She tells her dad something that left him shocked. She admitted that it was peer pressure. According to her, all the other kids at school were doing it, and that included her BFFs. But this worried her dad even more. So, instead of just letting his child off the hook, he came up with a great idea. He had to show her that what she did was wrong, so he took her for a drive. Then things took an interesting turn.
The little girl’s mom got involved when she heard of the dad’s plan. She called him out, claiming that his actions took things too far. But then the dad explained that what the daughter had done was break the law, which should not be taken lightly. Then the mom realized how severe her daughter’s actions had been, and even though she was uncomfortable with his plan, she gave him permission to continue.
Not everyone felt that the dad had his daughter’s best interest at heart. In fact, he was judged harshly when he put his plan in motion. Even the cashier was horrified when she saw what he made his daughter do. People couldn’t stop pointing and staring. But the dad never allowed his plan to waiver. He intended to teach his child a lesson and she certainly learned it, especially after what he ended up making her do.
The father drove his little girl to Walgreens and then made his daughter pay for the nails she had stolen. He also made a video of the whole experience. He even had her confess to the store manager, and he implemented shame tactics so that his little girl would think twice before ever stealing again. After he finished filming, he decided to post the video online. But the responses he received were like massive tidal waves.
To add insult to injury, the dad shared the video of his child’s confession, and the video went viral. But he received mixed reviews over his unique parenting lesson. However, most people supported what he did. People were really impressed with him for not getting angry with his daughter. In the end, they felt he did what was right and he taught her the lesson of humility when she apologized. And his story continues to spread.
Some people approved of the way he handled what his daughter did and they shared the story several times. The whole point this dad wanted to get across was that if this happens with your kid, you shouldn’t get mad, you should get justice. Unfortunately, when dealing with ways to punish your kid, the options are limited. But this little girl will likely never steal again. And while she might be angry with her dad now, she’ll thank him eventually.
This dad managed to raise awareness about the number of shoplifters out there. And fortunately, other parents will know how to curve that instinct in their children so that the worldwide number of shoplifters will hopefully diminish. When kids steal stuff, it puts the parents in a compromising situation. But thanks to this dad’s technique, parents will have a great scare tactic method, which his daughter admits worked.
Her dad’s tactics may have seemed harsh, but they actually worked. The little girl has promised that she will never take anything ever again. So now, instead of turning to a life of crime, the girl has a chance at a good life, and she has her dad to thank for that. But would you have what it takes to see this tactic through if your kid stole something? Well, it might their only chance at a happy ending.