A US college is offering a unique service to the beleaguered parents of sons who they are finding difficult to control - it will teach those youths a valuable lesson by delivering a sound physical beating to the miscreants to within an inch of their lives.
In a surprising online advertizement, the Sinbin Preparatory College asks the inviting question:
"Does Your Son Need A Do-Over?"
and follows this up with:
"We can help get your son back on track in the new year."
Another advert for the same institution, accompanied by an image of a youth with his wearied head bowed onto a desk behind a pile of books, asks:
"Son Frustrated With School?"
The college claims to be able to remove this frustration 'by hook, or by crook', or, possibly, both.
Exact details of what punishments the college will mete out whilst it is involved in 'doing sons over' are unclear, but southern states of the USA have been known to be particularly assertive in their treatment of naughty students in the past, and disciplines probably include being kicked down stairs, thrown out of windows, and having heads flushed down the toilet.
There's an Open House at the college on Sunday 15 December, starting at 11am, so that parents can see for themselves the kind of things their wayward offspring can expect, and, to persuade them to enrol their sons, there will be an opportunity to witness, first-hand, some old students getting the kicking of their lives.