Egoistical Dad Forces Bully Son To Run To School In Rain While He Records It For Social Media
Bryan Thornhill is a dad who made his ADHD bully son run to school in the rain when the boy was banned from the school bus for bullying other kids. Recently we read about how the autistic boy Keaton Jones raised a stir on bullying but was such punishment justified by risking the boy’s health?
1How do you punish a bully just 10 years old
It is every parent’s duty to raise their kids responsibly educating them on the bad habit of bullying. Although no parent wants to be too strict with their child, sometimes reprimands are in order when the behavior crosses the limits like bullying that harms other kids. But, what exactly is the right way to scold your child. This dad thought of taking matters in his own hands in a rather over strict way.
2 This dad found his own way
When Bryan Thornhill from Virginia heard that his son was turning into a bully at school and even kept bullying children on the school bus, he wasn’t exactly happy about it.
His son Haydn Thornhill suffered from ADHD but that didn’t bother him as he decided to punish him severely.
3He planned something sinister for the boy
His son was ultimately banned from taking the school bus and that’s what made Bryan mad and decided to do something about it. But what he planned was no less unproductive as many feel so.
4He made him run in the rain
Bryan made his son run in the rain to school and then shot a video of the boy running from inside his truck. The boy is just 10 years old.
This is what he said. “I was feeling bad for the rain but I was like ‘You know what? We need to wash this attitude away and calm him down.’ And it worked. It worked brilliantly,”
5He even commented while shooting
Thornhill started his video 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.’
This dad thought by dishing out such punishment the boy’s behavior would change and he wanted to make sure the teachers would like the boy rather than having to complain about him.
6He feels all parents should act like this
Thornhill felt that people should act likewise and be like parents instead of friends to their children. Well! Given the fact that every parent should make sure their children are brought up correctly, there are ways and means to punish a child and many feel Thornhill was out of line even though punishment is sometimes for the greater good.
7He even posted the video on social media
Thornhill posted his video online and has come under a lot of heat for it. It also attracted 23 million views. Not only did he punish the child, he also uploaded the video of his child running in the rain to school. Now what message does this send to the child? This is exactly how children end up emotionally scarred because if you are punishing a child, punish him. Is it necessary to shame the child first by video graphing his punishment and then shaming him in front of the world??
8He didn’t relent in the heavy rain
In the video, you can see an amused Thornhill watching his son through the camera running a mile to school in the rain. He had followed the boy in his truck and despite knowing that the rain could be detrimental to the boy’s health, he didn’t relent.
9He wanted everyone to have a good laugh
Thornhill said “‘I just wanted to show everybody and give you a good little laugh,” says Thornhill in a video he uploaded to Facebook. “Teach your kids, don’t be a friend, be a parent. That’s what children need these days.”
10Was he right?
Can you beat that?? He actually says he wanted everyone to have a good little laugh knowing that boy would also be seeing that video. Every adult who was once a child knows that when parents punish you, they do it in the privacy of a home and, you may even be thankful to your parents for bringing you up in a good way but would Thornhill’s child remember this in a constructive manner? He may end up harboring a secret dislike for his dad.
11There are ways to correct a child
There are many ways to make a bully see the error of his ways. There are suitable punishments where a parent can be strict but within the confines of a home and not for the world to enjoy.
As for Thornhill, he says his harsh punishment has achieved results and teachers have also reported positively about the boy. Obviously, the child is now reacting out of fear and nothing else.
12An example of comments that appeared on social media
“I don’t disagree with making the child walk to school for getting kicked off the bus. But he is bullying his own child and publicly humiliating him creating an angry child that is more likely to just get sneakier at the way he takes out his anger. Bullying doesn’t make bullying stop. This father is an egotistical jackass.” (As appeared on daily mail)
It seems many have echoed similar thoughts as the boy was just 10 and not 15. He could have been taught by making him have a conversation with his victims under supervision to understand how they don’t like it. Parents and teacher alike could have counseled the boy. As a last resort, facilities that the child enjoys could be withheld till he amends his behavior. A panel of experts on Fox news felt that bullying isn’t the answer to bullying.