Being a parent is tough, and raising great kids is even tougher. Discipline is a particularly touchy subject, and while no parents want to be mean and strict with their children, sometimes it is necessary for the greater good.
As every approach to parenting is undoubtedly different, some may find their punishment styles frowned upon by the broader community. Bryan Thornhill knows this feeling well after receiving heat online upon uploading to Facebook a video of his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as punishment following an incident of bullying.
Thornhill says he was unamused when his son was kicked off the school bus for bullying another student. Every day for the following week he had his son run a mile to school while he followed behind in his truck.
"Teach your kids, don't be a friend, be a parent. That's what children need these days", Thornhill says. According to Thornhill, his harsh treatment has seen instant results, with his son's teachers reporting a positive change in his son.