Parenting entitled kids is hard, especially when you’ve raised ornery little weasels that think they’re smarter than you. Since spanking kids when they misbehave will send you straight to jail, what else are you supposed to do?
Get ’em where it hurts – figuratively speaking, of course!
But, if you’re going to take parenting advice from anyone, take it from some rando schmoes on the Internet, like these smarty pants moms and dads.
Why should you listen to them? Well, they’ve come up with some decidedly clever ways to deal with their naughty kids, that’s why!
From withholding wifi passwords, to putting padlocks on charging cords, and even hanging 007-style spy mirrors on the walls, this collection of 35 punishment hacks will get your kids to do exactly as they’re told.
1) “Mom catches daughter cyberbullying”
“Based on the text slant, she started crying around line 4.”
2) “You’ll find the key hidden in your room. Better get cleaning.”
‘I’m currently doing this to my son’s computer and ps4. Lol”
3) “Clever motherhood”
“My dad use to take the router with him to work, little did he know my brother and I kept a spare one for such an occasion.”
4) “My sister lost her phone at a bar. This is what my mom sent her when she asked for a replacement.”
“If she’s old enough to drink, she’s old enough to buy her own [bleep]ing phone.”
5) “My daughter is currently pulling a D- in math. This is her phone.”
“That one bolded quotation mark will haunt my dreams…”
“I can’t imagine your daughter is too thrilled about her new phone case.”
6) Parenting level: GOD
“How cute that sad face really a sibling expression”
7) Fake letter from the tooth fairy
8) “Father leaves his messy teens the perfect threatening note”
“AND I WILL DISCONNECT YOU!”
9) The un-grounded game
Not kicking your brother in the gonads didn’t make the list, but that’s probably a good thing since there’s no points-driven incentive in it for them.
10) Can’t outsmart mama & dada
11) Dad wears short shorts to show daughter just how ridiculous it is
12) Parenting win! Sort of.
“I just like that she’s pretending like it pisses her off so that he doesn’t know she changes as soon as she gets out of the house. Gotta pretend you’re following the rules so nobody gets suspicious.”
13) Pick-A-Chore box
@Kaileigh the Kitsune:
“The face on the “Pick a chore” paper is just to funny.”
14) Dad’s real age t-shirt
‘Since my beautiful daughter Janiya wants to be grown & lie about her age. Saying she is 14,15,16,&18 years old. She claims to be in love and going out with a boyfriend which is completely against my rules!!!! I uncovered that she has been doing this for quite some time. She also has snuck and obtained social media accounts, also against my rules!!!! Here’s the consequences behind her actions. An age defining shirt. Yes people she is 5’9 & 10 years old.”
15) “Parents went out of town for the weekend. Mom left me laundry instructions.”
“Instructions unclear, crawled inside washing machine while wearing dirty clothes.”
16) Want the wifi password?
17) Parenting level: derpy hipster
18) Taxes and ice cream
“Well for their sake I hope you did not give a tax refund.”
“If that is in CA you took the wrong side of the %.”
19) “Not sure if public shaming of his children, or if he wanted to dress like this in the first place.”
“I just realized that most men’s boxers go farther down than women’s short shorts.”
“Except he’s got it all backwards, the spandex should be on top and the cutoffs underneath.”
20) Passive aggressive parenting
21) “Solution to kids’ messes”
“I like how they took the time to even make it rhyme.”
22) Charger, I sentence you to jail in a duct-taped baggie
23) “More parents need to do this!!”
“That is a badass grandma taking charge when the parents fail. Awesome. Love the look on her face and the ice tea. She’s in it for the long haul.”
24) Sorry bub, you missed curfew!
“You have missed curfew! Do not knock or ring the door bell. You may sleep on the patio. I have been generous this time and provided a blanket.”
25) “Ensuring our son doesn’t lose his trombone mouthpiece again”
That money could have bought them things like a new XBOX ONE game, 55 Slurpee’s, 14 pepperoni pizzas, 55 iTunes songs, or (just to lay on the obligatory guilt trip) 71 days of food aid by the World Foot Program for one Syrian refugee.
Dude, don’t starve a refugee!
26) About time someone said this on social media
“You know there was some form of bribery to get this photograph.”
“Children are never too young to understand the value of being cynical.”
27) “Scream of truth”
“Love it. Parenting through memes.”
“I think this mum has picked up one crisp bag too many…”
28) The “balding man” haircut
29) Old school punishment
“That’s a white bored. They drew a circle on it and told him to keep his nose in the circle so now he’s stuck being kinda bent over like that.”
“It’s done to give you time to reflect. At least they don’t have a gassy dog like we did.”
30) “So yesterday I yelled “F-You” at my parents and today they gave me this”
“I wish I got cake for saying [bleep] you, instead I got my ass beat. I didn’t even say it to them.”
31) Time-delayed punishment
“I pooped in the shower and daddy had to clean it up. I hereby sign this as permission to use in my yearbook senior year.”
“Now, don’t make the mistake of bringing this up all the time to embarrass her. Put the picture away, don’t mention ever again…until, it’s time.”
32) Telling Santa they’ve been naughty
“I have an app that you can text Santa from as well as get a call from him. Plug in all your child’s info and make it personal. Love it! Son is convinced he is on the naughty list right now.”
33) Mom’s spy window
You can see if they’re playing Xbox, beating each other’s brains out, or feeding the dog a bag of Cheetos. Which one is a punishable offense is up to you, of course!
34) The discipline game
35) Contract from the tooth fairy
He didn’t know that this was the going exchange rate, as it was done after the fact. That explains the punk expression on his face!