wow. IT guy in a cowboy hat. modern world.
Well, can't say that the kid is lazy or anything alse from this guy talking. I grew up in Montana, and there are a lot of 'no nonsense' people there, but their attitude doesn't guaranty that their kids are better behaved through intimidation and shaming.
Maybe the kid really is a little shit, but this tactic hasn't worked so far, so what makes dad think it will work going forward? Authoritarian parenting rarely works in the long run. More often it just creates resentment. Looks like it already has.