Top Ten Worst Ways to Punish a Child


The Top Ten

1 Put a knife to their throat

Someone did that to their child? A ban from electronics is enough... - Pony

Why would you do that in the first place? That's child abuse! - LucyHeartfilia

Da heck!?! - Markerzegamer

2 Beat them with your fists

The worst, as it's skin-on-skin and the child is still alive at the end. This list is awful, I certainly hope it wasn't really based off your childhood! - keycha1n

Hey I'm 13 adoted and one mistake and WAM my "mom" HITS ME I CRY AND AM CONSIDERING SUICIDE - adventurer

3 Bust their head open with a tire iron

And you said this was based off of your childhood... God... - AnonymousChick

That’s murder and child abuse you would go to jail

4 Shoot them with a BB gun
5 Nearly drown them in a river
6 Beat them with a steel toe boot
7 Force them to throw up
8 Hang them

No parent ( in sane state of mind ) would do that,i mean come on would you be willing to kill your son! - Toucan

Been there, done that. Sister tried it.

9 Push them off a bridge
10 Beat them with a clothes hanger

The Contenders

11 Spank them

This is not child abuse. It is punishment for their wrongdoing. Parents should not do it multiple times 24/7 or for no reason. It should be done if the child has done something that hurts themselves and/or others. I'm not an adult or parent, but I know that it isn't child abuse if done appropriately and reasonably.

That's child abuse, y'all

12 Throw them into a ceiling fan
13 Hit them where they're weak
14 Give them the finger

Not really. It isn't that bad.

That's probably the least abusive one on here.

15 Choke them

This would be child abuse. - Minecraftcrazy530

HAPpends to me - adventurer

16 Force feeding them extremely hot tea
17 Force them to watch Teletubbies

Are you serious? There are some genuine horrible things on this list. I feel bad for laughing at this.

What's wrong with Teletubbies? - RockFashionista

18 Make them lick their own feet

I hope they took a bath before having the punish, because if they did that, it wouldn't be so horrible. - tent2

19 Have the parents embarrass them
20 Burying them alive

The worst way EVER

21 Put a dictionary on their head and hit it with a heavy hammer
22 Force them to watch Barney and Friends
23 Force them to watch Oogieloves
24 Force them to watch In The Night Garden
25 Put them in the bed of the truck with a large rattlesnake
26 Force them to listen to Justin Bieber
27 Starve them
28 Slice them in half


29 Make them watch Fred: The Movie

Pure torture, I tell you.

30 Ground them
31 Tie their leg to a ceiling fan and watch them spin round and round
32 Swat them with a fly swatter
33 Make them watch The Nutshack
34 Say that their favorite restaurant will be bombed
35 Force them to be a furry
36 Make them drink an entire bottle of hot sauce with no relief drink
37 Make them stay outside for a day in a dust storm
38 Throw a phone at their head
39 Shackle Them
40 Lock them in a cage with Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels and force them to beat the game without taking damage
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Top Remixes

1. Bust their head open with a tire iron
2. Shoot them with a BB gun
3. Put a knife to their throat
1. Beat them with your fists
2. Shoot them with a BB gun
3. Put a knife to their throat
1. Put a knife to their throat
2. Bust their head open with a tire iron
3. Beat them with your fists


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