Matt Cox has gone viral for sharing a parenting technique with the world. His daughter was kicked off the school bus for bullying classmates so he taught her an important lesson.
Matt Cox has been lauded for teaching his daughter a lesson after she was kicked off her school bus and suspended from using it for one week because she was bullying her fellow classmates.
She went home with a slip explaining why she would not be allowed to use the school bus the following week and told her father that he would need to drive her to school. When he saw that the reason she was suspended from the bus, he became angered. He could not believe that his daughter was a bully.
He refused to reward her behaviour by driving her to school and told her, that her actions were unacceptable. That she would have to walk herself to school each day to learn a lesson and own her punishment.
Matt then drove behind her, because he is a great dad and made sure she was safe but he filmed the walk of shame and explained why he was making her do it.
He knows that some parents would be very unhappy with his choice but at the end of the day, he is her father and has the right to discipline her how he sees fit. His hope is that this lesson will discourage her and teach her that bullying is wrong.
People have praised him for backing up the system and carrying out this punishment as bullying is a terrible thing. His post has gone viral and since it was posted a few days ago, it has had over 7 million views.
“I always told my kids riding the bus is also a privilege so when our eldest mooned another kid on the next bus (while they were lined up loading up kids at the middle school so the buses were already full of elementary school children) he was suspended for a few days of riding the bus. He too had to ride his bike to and from school. From home to school was 7 miles. He never acted up on the bus again. His younger sibling never once did either because they remembered his punishment too.” – Chris Storer
“You are truly a great dad. That’s how we were raised growing up and I’m so glad. I raised my children the same way. I’m proud of the men both of my boys have become. Old school parenting, consequences!” – Connie Hopkins-Johnson
“If most parents teach the kids a good lesson like you are wouldn’t be bullying. Anywhere!!! Good job!” – Grace Andrade Moreira