A Dad made his son run a kilometre and a half to school in the rain after he was banned from the bus for bullying other kids.
Bryan Thornhill was disgusted to hear his son had been “a little bully” after the ten-year-old was banned from his school bus for picking on other children.But the no-nonsense dad quickly devised his own punishment to give his errant son a lesson – in a video that has now gone viral.
Mr Thornhill filmed his son running to school as he drove behind, telling viewers his reasons for the punishment.
He said: “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.”
Punishment paying off
The video shows the young boy wrapped in a hoodie and with a large rucksack on his back jogging the one mile to school as his father drives behind.
The amused dad – who claims his son keeps up a “good six mph pace” – said the punishment was paying off as his son’s behaviour had already improved.
He said: “He hasn’t got in trouble at school this week, whereas last week he was absolutely out of his mind.
“This right here is called parenting.”
Parents praised him
Some parents were quick to praise his somewhat old-fashioned technique.
Anita Hayden Hawthorne wrote: “I was in a classroom for 29 years I wish more parents were like you!
“Thanks for taking a stand against bulling and teaching your children lessons. Keep up the good work!”
Laura Allie agreed: “You’re raising your kids right.. Don’t listen to the ignorance.. It’s not killing kids to run/walk in the rain or cold.”
And Chandra Blue added: “Thank you Bryan Thornhill for helping to spread the word and knowledge of actual parenting and not coddling these children to the point where they feel entitled and helping to teach them to become a productive member of society”.
But not all were in favour of the public punishment, with Wendy Walsh writing: “Horrible horrible example of parenting. Videotaping your child’s punishment on social media?!
“Really. Demeaning and humiliation are not good parenting tools! Hope you get charges brought against you!”Maggy Fierro said he was “bullying” his son, adding: “He learned to be a bully from you!”
And Mildred Gouveia wrote: “A different perspective from a mom & grandma. Maybe your son’s a ‘bully’ cause you’re one. You think?
“Kids learn from example. Look in the mirror. Just saying…”