Videos on the Daddyofive channel, which has 759,000 subscribers, range from everyday vlogs to pranks of epic proportion - and the children are usually the ones being pranked.
The controversial video, published on 12 April, shows the parents pouring ink onto their youngest son Cody's bedroom floor and then blaming him for making the mess.
They swear at him angrily for making the mess and when he denies it, they accuse him of lying.
Cody then cries hysterically, along with his brother Alex, who is also being pranked.
Some of the comments under the video claim that the pranks are abuse, while others say that the parents are exploiting their children for sponsorship and money.
In the response video which addresses the criticism - called "blocking the haters" - the children strongly deny that any abuse has taken place.
One of the sons, Alex, says: "I'm upstairs playing my game right now; how am I abused?"
In a statement on Twitter, Daddyofive said: "We discussed different alternatives for our future videos and ways we can improve.
"We deeply apologise for your feelings of concern. We DO NOT condone child abuse in any way, shape, or form.
"As many of our friends and family would tell you, we are a loving, close-knit family."
Now, I'm sure some of you are like "who gives a fuck", but there's a discussion to be had about exploiting your kids for Youtube views in this manner.
The video has since been removed, along the rest of DaddyofFive's videos set to private, but Philip DeFranco talks about it in one of his with clips.
Smash that motherfucking like button if old.