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Dad shames daughter with 'I pooped' sign

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People are outraged after a man shames his 3-year-old -- who had a bathroom accident -- by telling the world about it.

Three is potty training age for some, but this father made his daughter wear a sign around her neck after she had a bathroom accident. Then he took a photo and posted it online for thousands to see.

One psychiatrist we spoke with says 3 is a delicate age and the photo could have long lasting implications.

We've blurred her face, but Thursday a father posted this picture of his 3-year-old, smiling, with a sign around her neck that said, "I pooped in the shower and daddy had to clean it up. I hereby sign this as permission to use in my yearbook senior year."

"It's not only embarrassing but it also creates an opportunity for that kid to get ridiculed at school, be made fun of by their friends," says psychiatrist Michael Yasinski, MD.

"I fear kindergarten. Can you imagine, 'look you're not potty trained, your dad had to throw you on the internet.' Ugh thinking about its painful."

Phoenix psychiatrist Michael Yasinski says age 3 is a key time for kids to trust in their parents.

"She's learning how to defecate poop. At that age that should be a normal reaction. Now she's associated harsh abnormal bad with something totally normal."

It's just the latest in a string of people showing off their parenting skills online.

34-million people have seen a YouTube clip of a father shooting his daughter's laptop because she made rude comments about him on Facebook.

Others watched video of a 14-year-old Indiana boy, standing outside with a sign that said 'I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don't follow the law.'

His mother, who thought a judge wasn't tough enough on him, made him wear it.

"If parents' end goal is to do something positive for their children, I say stay away from anything online, keep discipline in the household," says Yasinski.

The photo was originally posted on social news site Reddit. More than 40,000 people have seen it. The photo has since been removed.

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