A father has punished his son by making him walk to school after finding out he was bullying people on the school bus.

Bryan Thornhill took a video from inside his car of his 10-year-old son running outside in the rain.

He started the video by saying ‘Hey everyone, welcome to you better listen to your Dad 2018. My son has finally got in trouble on the bus enough to where he was kicked off the bus for three days because he was being a little bully which I do not tolerate, can’t stand.’

‘Therefore, he has to now run to school, we’re right about one mile from the school so all week he’s got the experience of running.’

Despite Thornhill punishing his son, he also saw the humor in his disciplinary ways. ‘The good news is guys he keeps up a pretty good mile pace, 6 miles and hour so far.

Yesterday he was apparently a little rude for Michelle in the morning, so even though it’s raining this morning he still gets to run.’

Apparently the punishment has been working as he claims his son’s behavior has ‘been much better’, and that his ‘teacher’s have approved of his behavior this week.’

‘This right here is called parenting.’

The father was adamant that his son would learn from this. ‘We’re gonna make sure that one way or another his teacher’s are gonna be able to enjoy his company at school, he’s not disrupting his classmates and everything else.’

He finished the video with ‘Teach your kids, don’t be a friend, be a parent. That’s what children need these days.’

Bryan has said how shocked he is that the video has been viewed by millions of people.

“What’s crazy is that my video that I figured would just be a small town thing among my friends is going crazy. It will hit million views by end of today. That’s really crazy. 98% of people love it and support. A few don’t which is fine. Can’t make everyone happy.

I don’t care about the attention for me though. I care about the fact the 1000’s of messages I am actually reading with parents struggling to find ways to help their kids make it in society. So many parents fight with children as I do. Wanting to make sure that the kids are proper adults with respect and accountability. Dozens of parents with stories of issues for their children. So far I have given many new ideas to parents that they love. That truly has me inspired for our future, for our children. To see people like me facing the same battles but wanting to be proper parents.”

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“This is simple parenting!”

Do you agree with stamping out attitude and bullying in a good old fashioned manner?

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  • The Dad may have put it on social media to prove that he actually did what he said he did. Personally I would have done it on a fine day. The Dad also ensured that his son actually went to school. Bear in mind the boy has been banned from using the bus for 3 days because of his bullying others. Also the boy may have thought if he did it again his parents would have to take him to school on a regular basis. Some kids are pretty smart like that. I know one who regularly deliberately misbehaved in class so she would get suspended and stay home from school. She actually bragged about it to her grandparents.


  • Not sure that’s the approach I would take, but I am all for definite parenting. Always follow through on the threat/promise with your child and parent by example.


  • No problem with a creative way of correcting your kids behaviour, but I wouldn’t make a video of it and post it on social media.


  • Making your child run in the rain to school? Gee… wonder where the kid learned to be a bully?


  • it is fantastic they were able to find a way to stop (hopefully) the bullying without resorting to bullying themselves!


  • Good action! And he shows that he’s a sensitive parent by following him till school.


  • Making hs kid walk/ run to school seems a reasonable consequence. I’m less sure about the public shaming.


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