Dad says he had to learn.

Marcuss Crossland and his son were at a skate park recently when a 13 year-old bystander caught the image in the video below. Dad seems to give his son's board a kick that sends him hurtling down Big Ben, the biggest ramp in the park.

The 13 year old who later uploaded the video to Instagram said he confronted the father after the incident and was told that the child was pushed because "he needed to learn.'

The young boy, known as Dino the Dinosaur, did not suffer serious injuries and the police are investigating.

Way to instill confidence and self esteem in your son, dad.

Is this a classic case of tough love or bad parenting?

Watch dad execute a teachable moment in the video below.