Man disciplines son by making him run to school in rain

  • Man disciplines son by making him run to school in rain

Man disciplines son by making him run to school in rain

"Hey everyone, welcome to you better listen to your Dad 2018".

In the footage, Bryan Thornhill is seen driving slowly behind his son, Hayden, as he runs to school in Roanoke, Va.

The father said his son has had to run to school, which is about one mile from the family home, as a result. A third video shows he and the boy's sister trying to run with him.

Bryan does see the amusing side of the situation however and even comments on his son's impressive speed: 'The good news is guys he keeps up a pretty good mile pace, 6 miles an hour so far'.

"Therefore, he has to now run to school, we're right about one mile from the school so all week he's got the experience of running", Thornhill says in the video.

Since his son started running to school, he said his son has been behaving better and hasn't gotten into any trouble, compared to last week, when he was "out of his mind".

"This right here is old school, simple parenting", he said.

Bryan Thornhill
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Mr Thornhill later uploaded another video of him running with his son and daughter, saying both kids wanted to run to school now.

Thornhill said he's been creative with punishments in the past. "So far we're working on fast".

"I'm a proud gun supporter, love guns and everything else but I love my children more than anything in this world", he said. He said he wants his children to know that when they misbehave, they will be held accountable and learn a lesson from the punishment. As the Virginia dad is an adept of the teaching that a child needs a parent and not a friend, he devised a clever way to teach his son that it's never a good idea to bully your classmates.

"News media is a great tool". Our children are our future.

"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because its you know, exercise - something that a lot of people don't think children should do anymore", he said. Being a parent is a choice.

In the Facebook video, Thornhill explained why he chose this form of punishment and gave "tough love" parenting advice to others, The Associated Press reported. "If a kid jogging offends you then get your ass off the couch - you probably need a lap or two".