Dad's lesson on bullying goes viral

Dad films daughter walking to school after she was kicked off the bus for bullying

Dad films daughter walking to school after she was kicked off the bus for bullying

Matt Cox made his daughter, Kristen, walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather after she was suspended from riding the school bus on November 30.

He made her trudge to school on a cold day while he followed behind in a vehicle.

The video has been viewed by millions.

The next morning Cox made her walk 8km to school in temperatures of 2C while he drove in the vehicle behind her.

Said one cuckish Facebook commenter who doesn't understand the value of discipline and obviously votes Green Party, "Cure bullying with bullying".

"Bullying is unacceptable", he said.

"This is my small way of trying to stop it in my household", Cox told Toledo ABC affiliate WTVG.

He made her walk to school after she was suspended from riding the bus; she told him that he'd need to drive her for the next few days and he told her guess again.

"She said 'Daddy, you're going to have to take me to school next week, '" Cox said.

Matt Cox from OH believes all children should be taught that these are privileges, not rights, just as they should be taught that they can easily lose them when they do something unacceptable.

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OH dad Matt Cox taught his daughter a lesson that she'll likely never forget.

The video has been shared more than 300,000 times. "Wish there were more parents like you".

Cox told WTVG that he didn't want to be a parent who brushed off his child's actions with the mantra, "Kids will be kids".

However, others pointed out that by shaming her with the punishment video, the girl was arguably being bullied by her father.

The video shows the student walking along a road with her backpack on and another tote in her hand. "Irony", one user commented. You are doing the right thing and teaching her a lesson and yet you are following her to also make sure she is safe while walking. "For the second time this school year [she's] been kicked off this school bus due to bullying another student", Cox said.

"Awful. Any parent that betrays their child's privacy so they can get their moment of fame and pat on the back is appalling".

Cox says he's received a lot of support from other parents, though some expressed anger and concern over his decision.

He says he hopes that other kids will see this and make the choice to be kind instead.

"Some people may think that this punishment of a bully is hypocritical, as it seems like bullying itself. Too many parents cop out and blame their school for not bringing up their children right". "Or even bus rides to school in the morning".

"That was me showing how I hold my kid accountable", he said.

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