- A video on social media went viral, which showcased a parent taking alternative measures to punish his child
- A dad filmed his son running a mile to school because he was bullying other kids on the bus
- According to the father, his son’s running greatly improved his behaviour
Some parents take away their children’s allowance and others ground their youngsters, but Bryan Thornhill took a new approach to punishing his son.
After Thornhill found out his 10-year-old son was bullying other children on the school bus, he decided to make him run to school in the rain.
He filmed his son’s run to school while driving behind him and posted it live on Facebook.
"Hey everyone, welcome to 'You Better Listen to Your Dad 2018'. My son has finally got in trouble on the bus enough to where he was kicked off the bus for three days because he was being a little bully which I do not tolerate, can't stand.”, he is heard saying in the video.
The father added his son has to run a mile to school for the rest of the week, so that he could learn his lesson.
Thornhill said the young boy was rude the previous morning, so he had to run in the rain that morning, adding jokingly that he kept a pretty good pace.
Thornhill explained since the morning ‘exercise routine’, his son’s behaviour has improved and the teachers even approved.
But, despite the teachers and most people praising Thornhill for his idea, some people on Facebook were not supporting the father’s punishment at all.
"Ninety-eight percent of people love it and support. A few don't which is fine. Can't make everyone happy.”, he added.
Thornhill said he did not post the video to get attention for himself, adding he wanted to help the thousands of parents who messaged him, saying they struggled to find ways to help their children.
“So many parents fight with children as I do. Wanting to make sure that the kids are proper adults with respect and accountability.”
Thornhill said thus far he had given ideas to parents asking his help, and they loved it. He explained it made him feel hopeful for the future of their children.
"To see people like me facing the same battles but wanting to be proper parents. Society has allowed children to have free passes for everything. We have built a society with free reign that can't support their own children so therefore becoming dependent on assistance to survive.", Thornhill added.
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