In this age of social media, we’ve seen a whole lot of different parenting styles. Some involve spanking or smashing kids’ game consoles after they got into some kind of trouble. Naturally, such “techniques” always raise a brow or two, as we all can agree it’s no way of teaching a child a lesson. But we’ve also seen a lot of good examples that are worth following, and we like to say that people like this “win at parenting.” The latest “winner” of parenting has recently gone viral on TikTok.

A young woman who’s a mother of 4 shared a video on the popular social media platform in which she demonstrated an “unusual” way of teaching her kids a lesson after finding out that they’ve been falling behind at school.

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The now-viral video starts off with a woman saying “let me show you how good my kids have it.” She then proceeds to show the TVs and gaming consoles of her kids, before a frame comes up with her holding a hammer. “So when their grades start to slip because of the video games, you know what I gotta do?” she asks, hypothetically swinging around a hammer. But then, the video takes an unexpected turn.

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“I have to sit down and have a conversation with them,” the video proceeds. “I have to tell them I noticed their grades dropped. And I have to see if there’s something going on with them mentally or emotionally,” the TikToker continues. “I have to have a conversation with them and teach them about healthy boundaries when it comes to technology. I have to stop blaming video games for things that I have the power to control in my own home.”

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The video has over 820k views on TikTok, where it was originally shared, and more than 4k comments. “Oh look, good parenting,” someone commented below the video. “Thank you,” someone else added. “It’s ridiculous how many people break the items. Like you just gonna have to buy it again.”

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The video of the admirable parenting style was especially praised on Reddit, where it received more than 65k likes and thousands of comments in just one day. It was shared on the subreddit r/Unexpected, which implies that the content posted takes a twisted or unexpected turn. “I wish good parenting was less unexpected, to be honest,” someone hit the nail on the head in the comment section.

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