A father's decision to punish his son by making him run the nearly two kilometres to his school after he was kicked off the bus for bullying other children is dividing opinion online.
"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because its you know, exercise - something that a lot of people don't think children should do anymore", he said. Thanks for taking a stand against bulling and teaching your children lessons. "You don't always have to beat them, but sometimes it sucks for them and that's what teaches them". "He hasn't gotten in trouble this week, where last week, he was just absolutely out of his mind", Thornhill said.
"If you get your panties in a wad seeing a kid jog, well I feel sorry for you, "he said".
The father offered to provide "boot camp" services to other parents whose children were misbehaving.
"Don't be a friend, be a parent".
"Wow I just watched this video and can not agree with this form of punishment for a child on this day".
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A video showing the punishment of 10-year-old boy in Virginia has gone viral and generated debate on its appropriateness.
The right approach to discipline?He said the boy is used to running as a punishment because if he misbehaved after a sports practice, he would have to run miles.
Dr Hannah Thomas is a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Queensland, and has focused on the effects of bullying and evidence-based interventions. Thornhill says they joke that the boy will either be fast or obedient, but "so far we're working on fast".
"If them calling me a bully is what I consider parenting, then I guess I'm a bully", he continued.
"This generally never changes behaviour in the long-term."
I also work with youth that are troubled.behaviorally challenged.gang relalted.etc.WE NEED MORE PROACTIVE PARENTS LIKE YOURSELF.
"They need parents to be supportive when they make mistakes and to take a practical role in teaching their children how to behave more respectfully".