Barbershop Gives Old Man Haircuts To Misbehaving Kids As Punishment

While there are no “bad” children, some kids need a little help in the discipline department. These days parents need to be extra creative with ways to punish misbehaving youngsters in order to get the message across.


That’s why Russell Fredrick the owner of A-1 Kutz outside of Atlanta, Georgia thought of new way to punish his 12 year old son Rushawn.

He calls it “The Benjamin Button Special” and now it’s free of charge to any parents who bring in their child in need of some humbling discipline.

Fredrick says his son was acting up and getting bad grades and wasn’t responding to traditional forms of punishment. Getting grounded is one thing, but having to go to middle school looking like George Costanza is a whole other level of humiliation.

After the haircut, Rushawn straightened up and his grades improved.

According to the barber at least three other children have received the Benjamin Button Special for misbehavior.

He told the Washington Post:

“Parents are at a loss. When you go to discipline kids these days, they can’t necessarily use physical punishment the way parents did in the past, but they have to do something. If you don’t, and your kid ends up doing something crazy, everyone is going to say the problems started at home.”


However some psychologists say that this sort of public shaming could have long term negative impact on a child’s psychological health and growth.  If you were ever teased at school about your bad haircut, this type of punishment could be considered cruel and unusual. What do you think? Would you give the Benjamin Button to your kid?

Source: Washington Post

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