Midwest Dad Makes Bully Daughter Walk Five Miles To School [VIDEO]
When your child has done something that makes you feel you really need to teach them a lesson, sometimes exactly what to do can be very difficult. One dad went to an extreme measure that left me thinking, 'Good job, Dad.'
Matt Cox's daughter was suspended from riding the school bus last month after she bullied another child on the bus. It was the second time it's happened this school year. When his daughter broke the news to Matt and told him he'd need to drive her to school the following week, Matt realized it was time to teach his daughter a lesson.
Cox, from Swanton, Ohio, decided to make his 10-year-old daughter walk five miles to school. He followed her during the trip to make sure she was safe and, while doing so, filmed a video. In the video, which he calls "Life lessons!!!!," Cox says bullying is unacceptable. Here's more of what he said:
Friday, when my daughter brought home her paperwork for her bus suspension, she said, 'Daddy, you're going to have to take me to school next week.' As you see, this morning she is learning otherwise.
A lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privilege. Such as parents taking their children to school in the morning or even bus rides to school in the morning. All of that is a privilege and should be treated as such.
So today, my beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather. I know a lot of you parents aren't going to agree with this. But that is alright, because I'm doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and stop her from bullying.
The video has more than 68,000 comments and Cox told KETV he sat down with all three of his kids to read the comments and says they,
seem to show a great deal of empathy towards some of the sad stories that I read with them.
I also hope that parents see the video and start holding their kids accountable for their actions and stop sweeping their child's actions under the rug with the ideology that kids will be kids. We as parents need to stop the bullying on the home front because bullying only breeds bullying.
The video, below, has now been shared more than 354,000 times. Do you agree with what this dad did, or do you think he went too far?