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 Bust their head open with a tire iron

You only do this if you live in the South

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

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

3 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

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

Been there, done that. Sister tried it.

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

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

I'm Asian and I have lived through this during childhood and I have PTSD memories of it!

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

I’m Asian and this was a common punishment method when I was a kid.

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 Have the parents embarrass them

Like spanking them in public, which could traumatize them. Only abusive parents humiliate their children on purpose.

Parents embarrass them every day already!

17 Force feeding them extremely hot tea
18 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

19 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

20 Burying them alive

The worst way EVER

21 Swat them with a fly swatter

This is a very common Asian punishment method

22 Put a dictionary on their head and hit it with a heavy hammer
23 Ear pulling

I’m Asian and this was a common punishment method when I was a kid.

24 Force them to watch Barney and Friends
25 Force them to watch Oogieloves
26 Force them to watch In The Night Garden
27 Put them in the bed of the truck with a large rattlesnake
28 Force them to listen to Justin Bieber
29 Starve them
30 Slice them in half


31 Make them watch Fred: The Movie

Pure torture, I tell you.

32 Ground them
33 Tie their leg to a ceiling fan and watch them spin round and round
34 Make them watch The Nutshack
35 Say that their favorite restaurant will be bombed
36 Force them to be a furry
37 Make them drink an entire bottle of hot sauce with no relief drink
38 Make them stay outside for a day in a dust storm
39 Throw a phone at their head
40 Shackle Them
41 Lock them in a cage with Super Mario Bros The Lost Levels and force them to beat the game without taking damage
42 Put them in timeout
43 Whip them with a belt
44 Make them eat soap
45 Force them to watch an R-Rated Horror movie filled with jumpscares
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