About the dad who made his son run a mile to school in the rain as punishment for being a bully.
Why do I care?
Bullying is at the forefront of a lot of discussions in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. A lot of people believe to end bullying, you have to start at home. Is this one way to go about it? You be the judge.
Tell me more.
After being suspended for three days off the bus for bullying, a ten year-old boy was made to run the one-mile to his school. On one of these days, it was raining.
The kicker? Dad, Bryan Thornhill streamed that particular day live on Facebook.
In the video, Thornhill comments on his choice of parenting while filming his son running. He says this is ‘old-school parenting’ and goes on to say, “This ain’t killing nobody. This is a healthy way for a child to be punished.”
In light of the recent gun violence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas it seems this Dad is attempting to be a part of the solution, “If you say we need gun control, people, here you go. This is what we need: parenting.”
This isn’t the first time a parent has shamed their child on social media as a form of punishment. However, the potential effects of this method is permanent and lasting damage, according to experts.
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Put Your Best Foot Forward
Think your child wouldn’t be the bully or join in on bullying? Dateline tackled this question in their most recent installment of ‘My Kid Would Never Do That’. Parents gave the dateline crew permission to set their kids up to come face-to-face with bullies. In each of the three sessions, there was a victim (an actor), two unsuspecting kids, and two ‘bullies’ (also actors).
The test? To see if the kids speak up (or join in) when the ‘bullies’ were targeting the victim.
Bullying tactics that were used included overt comments to shut down the victim, passive aggressive remarks in an attempt to shame, isolation techniques, and social media shaming. All of these things were done to illustrate the many methods and levels of bullying.
The result of the experiment varied from kid to kid. Some of the parents were surprised to see their child join in on the bullying, while others were proud to find their child sticking up for the target.
This is definitely an episode you can watch with your kids. It’s a great conversation starter and with the featured expert offering tips throughout the experiment as to how kids can combat these scenarios, they’ll gain a new set of tools to battle the bullies.
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Parting Thought for the Day
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