Teenagers are known to push a parent’s patience but fortunately for one dad, he found a hilarious way to confront his 14-year-old daughter about her “itty bitty” jean shorts.

Jason Hilley is getting major props on social media for how he handled his daughter’s fashion choice and it was quite a sight.

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Posted by Jason Hilley on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Orlando dad told USA Today, he’s been struggling to cope with his little girl growing up, but he’s trying to find creative ways to parent the teenager.

A few weeks ago, Kendall decided to go out in shorts but her dad said: “not in those jean shorts.” He thought the teen was showing a little too much skin. Hilley recalled to Today:

“I said, ‘Kendall, take my debit card and buy yourself shorts that fit. She got on her computer and did just that.”

Then, Kendall tried to leave the house again in skimpy shorts and her dad was confused. He said:

“I asked, ’Why aren’t you wearing your new shorts? And she goes, ‘These are my new shorts!’”

The teenager used her dad’s credit card to order another pair of tiny Daisy Dukes. That’s when Hilley and his 8-year-old came up with a clever idea. The dad decided to strut into Kendall’s room with his own pair of short shorts to teach his daughter a lesson. And his recorded the 75-second clip and posted the video to Facebook.

Watch the video below:

Posted by Jason Hilley on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hilley joked in the clip:

“I will pick you up from school every day with these on.”

The post has since gone viral.

The dad told USA Today, the incident was a “fun learning moment” that helped him practice parenting without yelling at his kids. He said:

“If you do something with a little bit of humor to it, even in a serious manner, they (teenagers) are more open and adaptive to communicating with their parents.”

Hilley also shared his parenting advice with Today:

“Kids will be kids and try to push the limits. That’s when I step in and try to correct the behavior with a little bit of humor. You don’t have to yell and scream and punish to get a point across.”

What do you think of this dad’s parenting technique?

About the author

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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