Most parents try to teach their children the difference between right and wrong, but no matter how many times you press the issue, a child’s curiosity sometimes gets the better of them and mistakes happen.

When one parent in Sichuan, China, caught his seven-year-old son stealing, he took punishing his son to torturous new depths. Video of the man went viral after he was caught tying his son to a tree, dangling the young boy above a river. The dad then begins to drill the boy on a series of math problems, threatening to drown him if he gets one wrong.

While the strict dad’s parenting methods are nothing short of cruel, many onlookers chose to laugh and film the incident rather than step in and try to help.

I think its safe to say that while trying to punish his son for stealing, this dad blurred the lines between right and wrong. Share this story if you think the punishment crossed the line.

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After noting that reporters will not have access to a Paul Ryan finance event tonight, Reuters campaign correspondent Sam Youngman treated his followers to hours of non-stop whining about the decision and the Ryan campaign.

Ryan spokesman Mike Steel tweeted a picture of Ryan speaking to overflow. He did not mention to the traveling press corps. #bold

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 14, 2012

Stunning to me that a traveling press corps that pays handsomely to be here not notified by the traveling press sec that Ryan is speaking

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 14, 2012

Btwn secret overflow and secret donor gathering, Mike Steel taking too literal "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 14, 2012

That was Ryan's now standard stump speech. Again, I don't know what he said outside.

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 15, 2012

And I don't know what he'll say behind closed doors at tonight's "fundraising event."

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 15, 2012

Sorry. That should have been "finance event." Before today, there was no distinction between that and a fundraiser.

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 15, 2012

We wonder if Youngman would complain as much about President Barack Obama, who has not answered a substantive question from reporters in more than eight weeks.

Several followers noticed the bellyaching and offered some good advice:

.@samyoungman Not allowing press and being secretive are two different things. It's not a right, get over yourself. #caring

— Jake Wilkins (@JakeWilk) August 14, 2012

@samyoungman My TL has been filled with you complaining for the last 30 minutes. Grow up

— Ben (@ben_woods15) August 15, 2012

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