Generations of parents have been forced to come up with creative, borderline weird ways to discipline their kids just to knock some sense into them without taking it too far.
Raising children is a life choice one should not make unless fully aware of the challenges that lay in this strange world of joy, constant perplexity, hail marys, tantrums, and the inevitable pain that is parenting. You're somehow supposed to shape the rookie humans you are in charge of into well-mannered, responsible, contributing members of society while they insist on spending years coming up with new ways to get on your nerves. Knocking some sense into their heads without taking it too far is a tough ask, forcing generations of parents to come up with creative, borderline weird ways to discipline their kids.
A bunch of these unorthodox punishments came to light last year when Reddit user u/stuartwolf asked: What's the strangest punishment your parents ever gave you? The seemingly simple question opened a treasure trove of disciplinary measures desperate parents adopted, which more often than not, failed to give the desired results. Check out some of our favorite responses to the question here: