Dad has daughter, 10, walk 5 miles to school after bullying incident

Leroy Wright
December 7, 2018

'I'm not going to be another parent that's just going to brush things under the rug and say kids will be kids'.

When his daughter tells him he'll have to take her to school, Cox says he told her that wasn't going to be the case.

"All of that is a privilege and should be treated as such".

The video has been viewed by millions.

In the video he addresses those who might disagree, saying, "I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that's all right".

"My lovely daughter is going to walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather", Cox can be heard saying in a video he recorded while driving behind her as she walked.

Earlier this year, in Virginia, another dad made his son jog to school after he was kicked off the bus for bullying, the Ledger-Enquirer reported.

He shared the video on his Facebook page, which received an overwhelming response from users - both criticizing and praising his lesson.

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He said by the end of the walk she calmed down and realized that if she hadn't bullied others she would still be on the bus.

Some felt his decision to share the video on social media was the wrong move. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The father said Kirsten has learned her lesson. Donna Napolitano-Santoru, for example, wrote: "Hats off to you as a parent".

Cox also said his punishment for his daughter will ensure she learns to appreciate privileges that she otherwise might have taken for granted. "You care enough about her future to raise her right".

Ultimately, one parent agreed, "Your child, your choice of punishment".

They "seem to show a great deal of empathy towards some of the sad stories that I read with them", Mr Cox said.

As it turned out, many people did agree with Mr Cox's method, said an ABC News report. "We as parents need to stop the bullying on the home front because bullying only breeds bullying", Cox said.

Cox posted video of the punishment - and was swiftly met with the typical online cacophony of applause and boos.

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