It's a new way to punish children and it's all over the internet as parents try to find new ways to teach their kids a lesson.
You've probably seen or heard of videos on the internet where some parents discipline their child by forcing them to stand on a street corner and hold a sign that tells the world what they did to deserve punishment. But a new trend called "get-along shirts" aims to shame more than just one kid into behaving.
It's a relatively new and definitely unique form of discipline by parents who just want their kids to get along. The get-along shirt is a form of what is known as "shaming", but with a different twist. Parents put their two misbehaving kids into one oversized t-shirt and force them to cooperate with each other.
Family therapist Clay Watkins says unlike other types of shaming this is actually on to something.
"If they feel they can't even walk across the room unless they play as a team, then maybe something good can come from that," says Watkins.
Pictures of kids stuffed in their get-along shirts have started popping up on the internet. And just like most forms of shaming, some people are crying foul about this punishment.
We took the video to Central Coast streets and not one person said it was abuse.
Dave Moore said, "no not in the least. People that don't have children always claim child abuse. Two children in a t-shirt is not child abuse."
Watkins agreed that the get-along shirts didn't cross the path of child abuse.
"The age old thing of putting them together and making them apologize and making them say I'm sorry and do the forgiveness thing, is a very useful way," says Watkins.
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