Dr Phil: Humiliation Punishment
Lavaniel saw his son walk downstairs one day and noticed something strange about him. He told him to show him what he was wearing and saw that his skinny jeans were falling down and showing his behind. He got his camera out and filmed his son in the jeans to show him how silly he looked.
While he was filming, Lavaniel told his son that he looked like he was wearing a “midget’s pants.” His son said he wanted a skater look and the video didn’t embarrass him. Lavaniel’s wife told him to put it on YouTube for her friends to see. Soon enough, the video had over two million views.
Dr Phil: YouTube Reactions
Public humiliation is never an acceptable form of punishment of kids, said Dr Phil. Lavaniel defended his actions and said he would never have done it if he knew it would psychologically harm his son. He comes from a military family and his own father was harsh on him as a child. Lavaniel said that the rule was, “If I can’t wear it to church, I shouldn’t wear it.”
People on YouTube had a mixture of reviews for Lavaniel. Some called him “Father of the Year” and said more parents need to be stricter on their kids. Other parents thought that Lavniel was a bully and abused his child. Dr Phil said that Lavaniel was not an abusive parent, but he should think of new ways to parent.
Dr Phil: Dangers Of Skinny Jeans
The Doctors had advice for Lavaniel’s son. While he enjoys his skinny jeans, they can cause problems. Men have complained of groin pain and bladder problems. If they are tight enough, they can cause reproductive health issues.