Dr. Phil delves into a very controversial issue, “parental humiliation.” It’s what many people are calling the new parenting trend in town, where parents punish their children, post it online, and watch it explode.

The debate is: are their extreme tactics considered child abuse or not? The parents behind some of these controversial viral moments tell Dr. Phil they stand by their parenting tactics. Dr. Phil meets Bryan, a father who says he does not regret videotaping his son who he made run to school in the rain as punishment, and Matt, who says even though he filmed the punishment of his 10-year-old daughter walking to school in cold weather and posted it online, he feels no shame about this. Bryan and Matt’s videos have been viewed over 100 million times.

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