A DAD used TikTok to teach his son a lesson after spending $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 chores.
“The new era of parenting,” Grant wrote in the caption video, which went viral with over 2.6 million views.
The video shows Grant’s son stocking the shelves of a grocery store under his father’s supervision.
The son works with several pallets of bread as he fills the shelves.
“My son decided to spend $100 on Fortnite with my credit card,” reads the text on the screen.
“Instead of punishing him, I’m going to 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,” Grant said. “No time for games.”
The video garnered nearly four thousand comments, many of which supported 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 a valuable lesson that 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 have accused Grant of using his son as a way to get free labor.
“He tries [sic] make his son work because he’s tired of working so he uses that as an excuse,” one commenter wrote.
Grant responded with a montage of his day-to-day work. He is shown unloading his truck and stocking the grocery store shelves.
“Nawl [sic]mate, just life lessons…” he wrote in the caption of the video.
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