What's the harm in a little prank?
Some people are wondering just that after Jimmy Kimmel released his third installment of parents telling their kids they ate all their Halloween candy (above).
Mark Barnett, a professor and graduate program coordinator at Kansas State University's department of psychological sciences has some serious claims when it comes to parents pranking their children. He says:
"Pranking your own children is not harmless fun, but is cruel and potentially damaging. A parent who would violate this trust for a big laugh or 15 minutes of fame is, in my opinion, acting irresponsibly and not looking out for the best interests of the child."
Another psychologist said this:
"Parents should always serve as role models for their children, role modeling most appropriate behaviors and the most constructive ways to express feelings."
Whether or not you agree with the vid, you have admit, it does give us a bit of a laugh! Now, if their parents REALLY ate all their candy and then devilishly filmed their reaction, well then, that's just downright CRUEL!
Do U think Jimmy's pranks are harmful, or all in good fun??
Tags: behavior, cute kids, halloween, jimmy kimmel, joke, mental health, parents, silly