This video gives a whole new meaning to your grandparent’s old saying, “When I was your age, I used to walk 15 miles to school…”
Kristen, a 10-year-old girl, recently made a 5-mile hike to school and learned an important lesson. Her father, Matt Cox, took action after his daughter was suspended from riding the bus for bullying her fellow classmates.
But this wasn’t the first time she did this. It was the second.
Like most children, they look to mom or dad to make life a little easier.
Kristen told her dad, “You’re gonna have to take me to school next week.” But, as Cox explains, “A lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them are a right not a privilege. Such as, parents taking their children to school in the morning…All of that is a privilege.”
So what did Cox do? He made his daughter walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather to teach her a lesson. Through the two-minute video, he explains the ramifications of bullying – how it is intolerable – and imparts his view on parental wisdom.
“Bullying is unacceptable,” he says. “This is my small way of trying to stop it in my household. I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that’s alright,” he adds.
He understands that some parents may not agree with his level of punishment, but feels this will teach her a valuable lesson.
After racking up more than 22 Million views on Facebook he updated the post to show the outcome:
“Lesson learned!” he wrote in a message afterward. “Still has all her extremities intact is happy and healthy and seems to have a new outlook on bullying as well as a new appreciation for some of the simple things in life she used to take for granted.”