Bullying is a terrible epidemic in the United States and despite what some of the more John Wayne minded folks out there might think, telling a kid to toughen up is not always the option to go with.
Neither is telling them to ignore it because in today’s world a bully can just about reach you everywhere. It’s not just someone punching you in the hall or making fun of you in front of the class.
Kids are hurting themselves because they simply cannot cope with what is being done to them and there’s more parents that quite honestly need to take a more hands on approach to dealing with the fact that they have children that are causing harm to someone else.
Then again, there are times where the parents of a kid that’s a bully may not know until it’s too late. Which is why it’s wonderful to see that when parents notice deficiencies in their kids they do everything that they can to make sure that it never happens again.
The father of a ten year old girl in Ohio made what many might call a very controversial step for refusing to drive his daughter to school after she was suspended from the school bus for bullying another student for the second time. He posted his video online of him driving behind his daughter who he made walk to school. He made her learn the hard way that there can be penalties for harming another person because eventually you get old enough where the penalties are harsher and much more permanent
Via: 100 Percent Fed Up
A dad in Ohio decided to take the long road in teaching his daughter a lesson about bullying.
Cox said he knew the decision would be divisive, but he wanted to teach his daughter, Kirsten, a lesson. Cox posted the video to social media on Monday and it has garnered 14 million views and tens of thousands of comments. Many of the comments are positive, but others said he was “overdoing it.”
In the video he addresses those who might disagree, saying, “I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that’s all right. I am doing what I think is right to teach my daughter a lesson to stop her from bullying.”
“Parents need to hold their kids accountable,” Cox said. “So that was me showing how I hold my kid accountable. I’m not going to be another parent that’s just going to brush things under the rug and say, ‘Kids will be kids.’”- ABC News
In the video, you see his daughter walking along the side of the road. Cox is following behind in his truck.
“My beautiful daughter is going to walk 5 miles to school in 36-degree weather,” he says.
He says he hopes that other kids will see this and make the choice to be kind instead.
“Let me make this extremely clear: Bullying is unacceptable.”
Ohio dad makes his 10-year-old daughter walk 5 miles to school in 36-degree weather after she got suspended from the bus for bullying another student. https://t.co/TYVSeMel4X pic.twitter.com/Qtj9oxQvjv
— ABC News (@ABC) December 6, 2018
His daughter, Kirsten, says she’s learned her lesson, especially since she knows how it feels when people aren’t nice.