In this day and age, it’s fairly common for people to film their children as part of trends on social media, especially when it comes to TikTok.
Every now and then you see pranks doing the rounds, and for the most part, they’re harmless – but sadly, that’s not always the case.
In fact one woman’s TikTok habits have left her own children traumatised and her husband considering divorce, but most bizarrely of all, she seems to find it funny.
The woman’s husband took to Reddit to explain that his wife regularly makes TikTok and Instagram videos centred around cleaning, organising and sorting. But, she’s recently ventured into pranking their children, who are aged six and one, in the name of content.
“There was one time I heard my six-year-old screaming and crying because my wife scared her. This has been going on for a couple of weeks now and I told her many times to tone it down,” the dad explained on the Am I The A**hole forum.
“Our six-year-old daughter doesn’t want to sleep in her room anymore because she’s scared of monsters and ghosts. My wife downplayed it saying she’ll get over it in time.”
However, the husband said the “final straw” moment came when his wife made their one-year-old son cry by terrifying him – and he was left comforting the youngster while his wife laughed and edited the video.
“I told her she needs to stop traumatising our kids for her follower’s entertainment. It’s not okay anymore. She argued with me and I ended up sleeping in the guest room,” he continued, adding that she documents almost everything in their life on social media, despite the fact he’s given consent to be posted on her pages.
“This is not the first time we fought because of her obsession to social media. She’s changed a lot after gaining a few thousand followers. I am honestly considering divorce if she refuses counselling.
“My kids’ wellbeing is more important to me so I have to put my foot down and stop this nonsense.”
Turning to Reddit the man questioned whether he was justified or being over sensitive, and he was met with resounding support on his stance.
“Your wife is bullying your children. If anything, you aren’t going hard enough,” one Reddit user commented. “This is actual child abuse.”
Another added: “A joke is one thing. Using your children for internet fame when they are obviously scared, crying, and not having a good time is just plain terrorising them. It’s only fun for her.
“TikTok shouldn’t be more important than her children and you shouldn’t be treated poorly for saying so.”
In a follow up post, the dad revealed he’d taken his children to a hotel, explaining that he doesn’t know what will happen next but he’s “pretty much done with her s***.”
“I talked to my wife, she was very apologetic and we agreed to talk later over lunch. I am still hoping that we can save this marriage. I love her so much but she needs to really show us that she’s changed for the sake of our children,” he concluded.