A Texas father wanted to do everything he could to embarrass his son as punishment for his rudeness.

The dad showed up at the boy’s bus stop wearing a “pretty black dress.” Joseph Blakeney told KTRK that everyone saw him— and that’s exactly what he wanted.


As reported by Inquistr, Blakeney wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post:

When you want to treat your mom bad in the morning you get walked to the bus stop by dad in a pretty black dress.

Watch the video of the dad standing at the end of his driveway in a dress below:

Blakeney told KTRK he resorted to the surprising punishment after the 11-year-old disrespected his mother. He added in his Facebook post:

“He thought I wouldn’t do it. Bet he will act better now.”

In response to the controversial parenting technique, some critics slammed the father for using humiliation as a form of discipline.

Some Facebook users wrote:

That’s not the right way. Uncalled for. A dress on the boy really that’s all you could come up with. That’s wrong sorry but they are other ways to punish. People wonder what’s wrong with some of the kids well here is one. No matter what he did the parents could have came up with something different then this.

Humiliation is never an appropriate teaching method.

I don’t understand how this “teaches” the kid anything.

However, others thought the extreme measure Blakeney took to embarrass his misbehaving son was hilarious. Commenters wrote:

I thought it was funny. Bet the kid didn’t lol. I would have been soooo embarrassed if my dad had have done that. There are some weird funny parenting styles nowadays. What happened to a good whooping.

I learned very early not to embarrass my mama so she wouldn’t embarrass me!

The child will certainly remember not to be rude lol

According to the father, his son thought the whole ordeal was funny.

What do you think of this dad’s attempt to publicly humiliate his 11-year-old?

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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One Reply to “After Son Reportedly Treated His Mom Badly, Dad Puts On a Dress and Stands at His Bus Stop as Punishment”

  • Tina 1 year ago

    I think some people need to learn to read properly before reaching for the total outrage! He didn’t put the dress on the boy. At least he did something that is far better than what most parents with rotten children do which is absolutely nothing!

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