The Study Ball Enslaves Your Lazy Kids

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Sometimes it takes a little tough love to get your kids going in the right direction. For some, it might even take medieval love. That's where the Study Ball comes in.


Simply put, it's a 20-pound ball attached to a shackle with a study timer that can be set for up to four hours. When the time has elapsed, the shackle will unlock. And no, this is not a concept—it actually exists. In fact, you can purchase one for around $115. Needless to say, you might have a Study Ball of your own after Child Protective Services gets wind of this. [Curiosite via FayerWayer via Newlaunches]


I do it the old fashioned way. I actually help my child with homework. I am there, in person, overseeing that it gets done. I will give up doing that to a math tutor in a year or so since the homework is quickly going beyond my capability and I dont want to drag down her GPA.