You’re by now familiar with the video of the Florida dad who, in wanting his son to get over the fear of going down a skateboard ramp, kicked him from behind.

Now he says that due to how viral the video had gone, he’s lost his job and has to move.

Do you think that’s fair – or is he getting what he deserves?

And besides that, it also raises the question as to whether or not what he did was abusive. And to take it one step further, do we baby our kids too much when it comes to overcoming their fears.

Did your parents ever do anything to you to make you get over your fears that some might consider to be abusive? Acc

According to an article in the Daily News, the father, Marcus Crossland, had this to say:


“It was my poor attempt at trying to help him overcome his fear,” he told NBC’s “Today.”

“I’m sorry I used that tactic as opposed to another,” Crossdale told the morning show on Monday. “I’m sorry for the outcome. Because of a decision I made, my wife and my children and everybody has got to deal with it.”

Crossland went on to say:

“It’s affected our family, it’s affected our day-to-day lives, it’s affected our jobs (and) our household,” he told the morning show. “Now those 3 seconds of video footage didn’t necessarily really affect us. The repercussions have.”

Do you feel the father who kicked his 6 year old son down a skateboard ramp is getting what he deserves?
Overreaction some?