Dad Posts Photo Shaming 3-Year-Old for Potty Accident
Sure, potty training can be frustrating -- even maddening at times -- but, as one wise friend used to tell us, your daughter won't be walking down the aisle wearing a diaper. You'll get there. So, when a father of a 3-year-old girl recently posted a photo on Reddit shaming his daughter for going to the bathroom in the shower, it sparked a debate, with nearly 700 commenters taking sides. In the photo, the child, cropped at the head, wears a make-shift sandwich board-style sign that reads: "I pooped in the shower and daddy had to clean it up. I hereby sign this as permission to use in my yearbook senior year."
On Reddit, comments ranged from "So cute. She will hate you. SO WORTH IT" to "You don't make a child tough and resilient by having her parents, who are meant to be the two people in the world she can trust absolutely, set out to embarrass her in the most public of settings." The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should never shame a child who is toilet training. And the damage doesn't stop there. Dr. Steven Kurtz, of the Child Mind Institute, told NBC News: "I'm looking at this as a humiliation that will keep on humiliating."