Although we would like to believe that our children are angels, unfortunately we often find out that this isn’t always the case.
When we realize that our children aren’t as good as we would like them to be, it can be so disappointing and as parents the first thing we do is blame ourselves.
But, how we respond to such behavior can be crucial to turning them around. Unfortunately, some methods are so hard to enforce.
Exactly what makes someone want to be mean to others I don’t know. But one thing is certain, as a parent you have a responsibility to teach your children right from wrong. And that bullying is definitely not okay.
When a dad found out that his ten-year-old daughter had been bullying another student and that bullying was so bad she was suspended from the school bus for three days, he decided he had to teach her a lesson, according to News5 Cleavland.
Dad Matt Cox, from Ohio, decided that instead of driving her to school he would make his daughter walk the five miles over three days.
“My beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather,” Matt can be heard saying in a video he recorded while driving behind her as she walked.
“Parents need to hold their kids accountable, so, that was me showing how I am holding my kid accountable,” Cox told WTVG after his video went viral.
Dad Matt sat in the car and drove slowly behind his daughter to make sure she was safe. He said parents driving their kids to school and even the school bus was a “privilege and not a right.”
The girl’s father recorded his daughter walking to school, explaining the situation, and shared it online. His video was watched by 18 million people in just five days.
Many comments supported his actions but others said it was too harsh a punishment in such weather.
Take a look at Matt’s video below:
I think bullying is unacceptable and as adults we need to do all we can to stop it.
Whether the father’s way of handling the situation was right or wrong, I think more parents should take responsibility for their children’s actions.
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