Picture of the Day: New way to discipline a problem child

Picture of the Day: New way to discipline a problem child
Discipline then and now

The adage “Spare the rod and spoil the child” has just gotten a makeover. It is now “Give your child male pattern baldness and he’ll behave.”

The Washington Post has an item about a novel method for dealing with a hell raiser: Give him a “Benjamin Button Special.” That is what A-1 Kutz, a barbershop in suburban Atlanta calls it, and the best part is it is free of charge.

The cut involves shaving hair off the child’s crown until he begins to resemble a balding senior citizen, inviting that unique brand of adolescent humiliation that can only come from teasing classmates and unwanted attention.

Here are before-and-after pictures:

Benjamin Button Special

Russell Fredrick, the shop’s owner, is a father of three. He told the Post he decided to advertise the cut after he used it on his 12-year-old son, Rushawn, and got immediate results.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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