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Barber punishes naughty kid with 'old-man haircut'

So you wana act grown...well now you can look grown too. The grown-up kids special" the caption of this photo from A-1 Kutz read. (Facebook) So you wana act grown...well now you can look grown too. The grown-up kids special" the caption of this photo from A-1 Kutz read. (Facebook)

A Georgia barber receiving nationwide attention for his role in punishing a naughty kid with a bad haircut.

A mother of a 10-year-old boy was fed up with her son acting up at school, so she took him to A-1 Kutz for the ‘Benjamin Button Special,' the Washington Post reports.

The special mimics the look of a balding man, keeping hair on the sides and shaving off the crown.

“So you wanna act grown… now you can look grown too,” barber Russell Frederick wrote along with an Instagram photo of the naughty recipient of the Benjamin Button Special.

That photo has gone viral, prompting an online parenting debate about punishment.

“When you go to discipline kids these days, they can't necessarily use physical punishment they way parents did in the past,” Frederick tells the Washington Post. He also said giving a child an embarrassing haircut should be a “last resort” punishment.

“We want kids to make choices based on their internal compass rather than being afraid of embarrassing punishment,” Amy McCready, parenting author, said in opposition to Yahoo.

Frederick says the old-man haircut has yielded results in his own life. His son's poor grades dramatically improved after he received the creative punishment.

The 10-year-old whose bad haircut sparked this viral story spent four days sporting the old man style before returning to Frederick to get his hair fixed.

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