When an Ohio dad found out his daughter was in t… at school, he thought he had devised the perfect punishment. But, when it went viral, parenting experts laid into him. He’s standing firm, however, f… back at the naysayers. You decide. Did he go too far?
Matt Cox, a 39-year-old father from Swanton, Ohio, was unhappy with his 10-year-old daughter when she got kicked off the bus for the second time in a just a few months. Kirsten was again in trouble for b…. other children on the bus, something Matt takes very seriously. Her words only made matters worse. That’s when the dad decided to teach his daughter a lesson.
Kirsten was kicked off the bus for namecalling and blocking another student from getting off the bus, according to Daily Mail. But, when Kirsten got home and handed her dad the bus suspension, Matt quickly realized she had an entitlement issue in addition to being a b…..
Kirsten nonchalantly told her dad that he would have to take her to school while she was suspended from the bus. “I realized she viewed the privilege of riding the bus and or car rides to and from school as a right and not a privilege,” Matt said, News 5 Cleveland reported.
“As you see this morning, she is learning otherwise,” Matt said from his car in a now-viral video after he told his 10-year-old she would walk the 5 miles to school. Matt drove behind Kirsten in his car and recorded the punishment as the young girl trudged along a road.
“Today, my beautiful daughter is going to walk 5 miles to school in 36-degree weather,” Matt said from behind the camera. “I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this, but that is all right. Because I am doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and stop her from b….”
Matt was right. Many weren’t impressed with his punishment at all. While he received a fair share of support from other parents, many believed he went too far. “Matt, do yourself and your daughter a big favor, seek counseling from a qualified family psychologist/psychiatrist who understands b… as well as the adverse impact/implications when one goes ‘public’ on social media in a big way about their child,” one Facebook user wrote as others chimed in to accuse him of being the b,,,,.