A FATHER used TikTok to teach his son a lesson after he spent $100 on Fortnite.
Instead of punishing his son, Gerry Grant decided to make him work for every penny by bringing him to work and completing tasks.
“The new age of parenting,” Grant wrote in the caption of the video, which has gone viral with over 2.6million views.
The video shows Grant’s son stocking shelves at a grocery store as his father oversees.
The son works with multiple pallets of bread as he fills the shelves up.
“My son decided to spend $100 on Fortnite off my credit card,” read the on-screen text.
“Instead of punishing him, I will make him earn every penny.”
Later in the 20-second clip, Grant’s son could be seen sleeping in the passenger seat of a truck.
“He’s too tired,” said Grant. “No time for games.”
The video raked nearly four thousand comments, many of them supporting Grant for teaching his son a lesson.
“Honestly, this would help so many kids,” wrote one user. “They don’t get hit or yelled at, they just get taught a valuable lesson on nothing is free.”
Another user wrote: “This is the gray area. You don’t have to beat them to discipline them and you don’t have to let them get away with everything.
However, some users accused Grant of using his son as a way of getting free labor.
“He trynna [sic] make his son work his job cuz he tired of working so he use that as an excuse,” wrote one commenter.
Grant made a response with a montage of his day-to-day job. He shows himself unloading his truck and stocking shelves at the grocery store.
“Nawl [sic], buddy, just life lessons…” he wrote in the video’s caption.
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