Fads come and go, but over the years parenting hasn't really changed all that much. Parents 100 years ago struggled with almost all the same things we do, including misbehaving children.
For decades the time-out in a quiet corner has been the go-to move for disciplining kids, especially with everything we know about the dangers of spanking. But a mother of 4 from Illinois has revolutionized parenting with her hilarious punishment for misbehaving kids.
When Alexis Tillman caught her 8-year-old son Tyler and his 10-year-old sister Dominique fighting over an iPad, she asked "do you need me to get the shirt?"
I PUT A SPIN TO THE "I LOVE YOU" SHIRT NOW I MAKE THEM SLOW DANCE WEARING IT!!!!! YALL GON' STOP ARGUING EVERYDAY I REFUSE TO HAVE MY CHILDREN DISTANT OR NOT GETTING ALONG WITH EACH OTHER BCUZ AFTER MOMMA GONE YOUR SIBLINGS ARE ALL YOU HAVE!!!!!Posted by Alexis Tillman on Monday, March 27, 2017
Tillman's secret weapon is the "get along shirt," an over-sized t-shirt that helps bring siblings closer.
While this isn't a new idea, Tillman puts her own spin on the shirt by adding a little music, to encourage these two to play nice. The song choice is perfect too: "I"m Lost Without You" by brother and sister musical act BeBe and CeCe Winans.
"I think the shirt is better because it's a little annoying," Tillman told CBS, "it beats yelling at them or spanking them."
Plus, it's easy to make the punishment harsher depending on how naughty her kids have been.
"If it's something really dramatic I put on 2 or 3 songs," she explains. Harsh! No wonder this video has been watched over 5 million times since she posted it, parent's can't resist an idea this good.
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