Parents across Merseyside stood up to be counted and made their kids do the right thing after they were caught behaving badly.

The mums, dads and guardians made sure their children were appropriately punished and taught a tough lesson after being found littering, abusing members of the public and smashing glass.

In one case, police were even involved because of the behaviour but the parents made sure the children took responsibility.

Thousands have praised the people who were willing to admit their kids had done wrong.

Many described them as "incredible, gutsy and strong" after the children had attempted to right their wrongs.

Below are just some of the fantastic displays of parenting experienced across Merseyside when children act out.

Mum whose son was shamed over 'terrorising' shop staff responds with 'fabulous parenting'

A Wirral mum whose son was shamed as part of a group who "terrorised" shop staff was praised for "fabulous parenting" after taking him there to apologise.

A post surfaced on a Wirral Facebook group at the weekend condemning the alleged behaviour of a group of boys between the ages of 11 and 13 who had made life hard for card shop staff in West Kirby.

The poster said the boys were abusing two older women who worked at the Cards & Party shop, and an older man who worked next door.

Alongside the post, a picture of the boys taken with the original poster’s phone had been shown.

She said: “These boys were trying to steal items, which I personally witnessed, and were squaring up to these ladies who were simply at work for the day.”

A mum has been praised for her actions after making her son apologise to staff for his behaviour at Cards and Party shop in West Kirby
A mum has been praised for her actions after making her son apologise to staff for his behaviour at Cards and Party shop in West Kirby

Adding: “[The boys were] Shouting obscene language in their faces and throwing stock into the street.”

However, a few hours later, a woman claiming to be the mum one of the boys involved posted in the same group condemning her own son’s behaviour - and setting out how she had made amends.

She said: “Following on from the ladies post about the boys being disrespectful, rude and threatening to shop workers in West Kirby yesterday.

“Well one of them in that picture was my son, to say I’m mortified, ashamed and angry is an understatement and regardless of the comments made on there, I do care about what my son is up to and where he is! He is not being raised like that!

“I have just been up to the shop with my son but unfortunately the two ladies were not working today, we spoke to another two ladies who very kindly said they would pass our apologies on!

“I DO NOT condone this behaviour in any shape or form and my son is going to deal with the consequences and will not be going out for a very long time.

“I apologise for any who had to watch this disgusting behaviour and a thank you to the lady who posted that picture so I was able to deal with this”.

Mum's son shamed to thousands before her incredible response

A mum who was shocked to see her son publicly shamed in a community 'crimewatch' group on Facebook responded in the best way possible.

The post, shared with Crimewatch Wirral's 65,000 members, accused Louie and his friends of "throwing food and rubbish all over the floor" outside a café in West Kirby.

It also directly addressed the parents of the children pictured, saying: "If these kids are yours then I hope you're proud of them."

Stacey Robertson made her 14 year old son Louie go out litter picking after he was accused of throwing food and rubbish on the floor in West Kirby

Angry residents often turn to post in crimewatch groups about the behaviour of teenagers on the streets - but it's very rare that a parent actually directly responds to identify themselves or their children.

Rather than jumping to the defensive, Stacey decided to show everyone that she did not raise her 14 year old son to behave this way.

Posting on Facebook, Stacey said: "The one in pink is my son Louie - he is 14 and was not brought up like this. He is off school tomorrow and will be doing a day's litter picking come rain or shine.

"I will upload pictures of him and he will be apologising to anyone he has upset and if there is a member of staff from the café who wants to message me and arrange a Saturday or Sunday were we can come in.

"Louie can do a day cleaning washing dishes brushing the floor whatever is needed - I will stay and fully supervise him.

"Every time I look at this picture I cringe because this is not the lad I brought up."

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Troublesome kids taught a lesson by police and their parents

Three youngsters were put to work by their parents and police after smashing glasses across a car park.

Police were diverted from responding to emergency incidents by the youths' mindless actions in the St Helens area.

When officers arrived at the scene at Birchley Street car park yesterday evening, they detained the three children, who were aged 11 and 12.

Kids were forced to clean up the mess they had made at a St Helens car park by police

In a post on its Facebook page, St Helens Police said: "Officers from our response department in St Helens were taken away from responding to emergency incidents this evening after three 11 and 12 year olds decided to smash glass bottles across Birchley Street car park."

The force explained that after they detained the youths, they and their parents ordered them to clean up the mindless mess they had created.

The post said:"Officers managed to detain the youths and with the parents present put them to work, cleaning up the mess they had made.

"Do you know what your children are up to when they are out? Tonight three sets of parents got a rude awakening!"