A no-nonsense mother has achieved viral praise this week after she shared the punishment she dished out to her ten-year-old son after he destroyed his classmate's coat.

He won't be doing that again in a hurry, that's for sure...

Now, we all know that there's no one way to raise a child.

Every parent is different, every child is different, and every situation is different.

No one experiences the exact same upbringing...

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As there are countless ways in which parents can mold their children into decent, well-rounded human beings.

But when it comes to dishing out the punishments?

Well, this is when opinions become somewhat divided.

The punishment debate has waged on among parents for decades now...

To spank or not to spank your child, to confiscate their toys or not to confiscate their toys - the list goes on.

Some parents are easily forgiving with their children's mishaps...

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While others are not so lenient.

And this brings us back to the eye-opening punishment one mother recently dished out to her son.

Melissa Wade, from Leeds, U.K, achieved viral fame this week after she shared the firm punishment she used on her ten-year-old son, Finley.

While at school, Finley had taken a pair of scissors and cut up the sleeves on a classmate's coat...

Much to Melissa's horror, of course.

She described feeling "angry" upon finding out what Finley had done.

Speaking to local media, the twenty-seven-year-old mom of 6 said: "I am so angry and disappointed in him, it is disgusting what he has done and I want to make it very clear to him that it is not acceptable."

"There is no way it was an accident."

Melissa added that she does not condone that behavior and that Finley will "learn the hard way."

Well, that he did.

His enraged mother took to social media on Friday to share in a now-deleted post just how she taught her son a lesson.

And it's needless to say...

Other parents are absolutely loving the stand she took and quickly took to the social app to applaud her initiative.

So, what exactly did she do?

Well, despite the school insisting that they had handled the situation, Melissa took matters into her own hands by making Finley give the child whose coat he had destroyed his brand new Christmas coat as an apology.

On her decision, she said:

"Myself and Finley's dad discussed that you never know somebody's situation. That family could have scrimped and scraped to buy that coat."

"He's going to be really upset, but it will send the message that you do not and cannot treat people like that."

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And, incredibly, Melissa has plans to reuse the punishment in the future if she ever needs to. She said: "Finley will be warned if he does anything like this again. The next time it will be his PlayStation he is handing over." Way to go, Melissa! For more controversial parenting stories, keep scrolling...