In what seems to be a new funny viral video circulating around on the Internet, a man is shown installing padlocks on his fridge to stop his kids from raiding the stockpile of candy and chocolates that was kept in there. Netizen Ani Wanis shared the video on TikTok of her husband sealing their family refrigerator with lock and key when her children reportedly lost their appetite for proper food after munching down on those forbidden treats. https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@aniwanis\/video\/7300119511322152193?is_from_webapp1&sender_devicepc&web_id7288933900842173970 People were quick to jump in the comment section. Some praising the parents for the ingenious plan, others criticising both mum and dad for wanting to keep the chocolates for themselves. It all seems like a harmless joke. And the mum did say that the children do get to have their rations of the goodies every once in a while. But could there be an even deeper issue going on? Harmless Joke Or Parenting Fail? Childhood diabetes and obesity are no laughing matter. And the parents were wise to nip their kid\u2019s addiction to junk food in the bud. But perhaps the way they went about it wasn\u2019t so positive. For instance, there could be a multitude of reasons why their kids are snacking too much. Be it due to malnutrition, boredom or even stress. Yes, even kids suffer from stress-eating which is a form of eating disorder. Often it could be a discipline problem or even a form of rebellion. Another concern voiced in the comments under the Tiktok video is that the kids are modelling after their parents. Mirroring their mum and dad\u2019s own atrocious snacking habits. In any case, the solution is not to lock the fridge, which creates an environment of distrust, restriction and resentment in the house. In hindsight, this problem probably arose because the parents failed to control their children\u2019s snacking habits in the past. After all, junk food has been shown to be just as addictive for children as they are for adults. Perhaps instead of resorting to the nuclear option, figure out why your kids may be addicted to junk food and sweets. Then, formulate a better plan on how to deal with snacking in the house. With proper discipline, open communication, and trust, you won\u2019t have to waste precious money, time and energy padlocking the fridge. Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice from Motherhood. For any health-related concerns, it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or medical practitioner. For more insightful stories and fun recipes, stay tuned to Motherhood Story!