A small town in Australia is in an uproar after a mother made her son wear a sign in a public park that read “Do not trust me. I will steal from you as I am a thief.” The mother, who confessed to also stealing when she was younger, said her son has been shoplifting since he was seven years old and simply wanted to teach him a lesson to ensure he doesn't follow in her footsteps.
The ten-year-old boy stood with his head lowered in shame. His punishment rapidly made headlines, simultaneously appalling and inspiring parents around the nation.
Do you think this punishment was appropriate?