Father punishes son after bullying incident, says it’s just ‘old-school’ parenting and won’t kill him Father punishes son after bullying incident, says it’s just ‘old-school’ parenting and won’t kill him
Father says “This right here is just old-school, simple parenting. This ain’t killing nobody. This is a healthy way for a child to be... Father punishes son after bullying incident, says it’s just ‘old-school’ parenting and won’t kill him

Father says “This right here is just old-school, simple parenting. This ain’t killing nobody. This is a healthy way for a child to be punished.”
Bryan Thornhill, a father of two, from Roanke heard his son was kicked out of the school bus and couldn’t board it for three days because he bullied others. This troubled father knew he had to do something about this, he had to put an end to it fast.

 

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“I was sliding under the seat. I was yelling and being really obnoxious. I accidentally jumped on one of the kids and hit him in his bad spot,” his 10-year-old son, Hayden, told WSET

 

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Bryan told his son to run a mile to school everyday for his misconduct. Hayden even ran in the rain with his backpack.

 

“I thought it was going to be horrible when I started the run. I was like, oh, this isn’t too bad,” Hayden said.

 

Thornhill told The Washington Post that though Hayden was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the boy has to be disciplined.

“He’s got ADHD but I’m not going to let it define him and limit him. He’s going to have to take responsibility for his actions. We can’t use our handicaps as our excuses in life. We have to find a way to move on,” Thornhill said.

Ironically,since Hayden started running to school this week, his behavior has improved. Even his teachers at school confirmed that he has been on good behavior this week, unlike last week where he was just absolutely out of his mind.

 

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Surprisingly, Hayden agrees with his Dad’s method of punishing and says it was a good punishment and he deserved it.

According to 10 News, a psychiatrist at Carilion told the news outlet that other parents can learn from Thornhill’s method.

“I think it’s going to be a role model for him, right? That when people are doing things that others don’t want, others can force them to do things,” said Dr. Robert Trestman.

What do you think of Thornhill’s method?

 

Obinna Onyia

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