Being a parent isn't easy.

There are many useful parenting methods out there to help deal with our misbehaving children, but one dad seems to have taken things way too far.

Keep scrolling to see the "disgusting" punishment...

There's nothing quite as rewarding as parenthood...

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The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth... It's a pretty magical thing.

But that's not to say it's easy...

Being a parent is basically the hardest job on earth - and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.

And even if you try to stay relaxed...

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There are some aspects of parenthood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being a mom was always going to be great fun, right?

There are many things that make parenthood irritating...

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But there's one thing pretty much every mom out there can relate to, which is that feeling that you're constantly fighting a losing battle against your kids' annoying habits.

There's no such thing as a perfect child...

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And at some point during our kids' lives, they will make sure to make our lives as difficult as possible.

It's all about resilience...

And most importantly, it's all about putting your foot down and not giving in.

There are various different methods of disciplining our children...

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And whilst some may be considered extreme and unnecessary, many of these methods prove to be very useful.

One dad has gone viral this week for his discipline methods...

And it has truly divided the internet.

A video was shared online and took off on social media.

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And it showed a father disciplining his son in a rather harsh way.

And while some have spoken out in support of his actions ...

Others feel just as strongly to the contrary.

Many believe this method will make children learn their lessons quicker...

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While others think this will only reinforce bad habits later in life.

Many are truly lost on what to think.

But, of course, there were no shortage of opinions!

Some thought it was way too far.

"Kids are learning and growing still. They’re not full adults who understand everything. This kind of hitting is abuse."

Some had a visceral reaction.

While others held a different opinion.

Others felt a little more strongly.

Some believed it made them who they are today.

James Carter even spoke out.

Claiming that if it's good enough for him...

The video makes for pretty stark viewing.

The rough way he handles the kid isn't nice to watch.

The spanking is repeated several times.

Which is another factor that made viewers wince.

He also yells at the boy.

And his choice of language is less than SFW.

Watch the video yourself to judge.

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