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Dad Punishes Bully Daughter By Making Her Walk 5 Miles To School In Freezing Cold
Matt wanted to teach his daughter a lesson, but not everyone agrees with his punishment.
Rozzette Cabrera
08.25.21

Bullying is no joke. It can cause feelings of loneliness, fear, anxiety, and even thoughts of self-harm. This is why the issue needs to be addressed right away.

An Ohio dad has gone viral for the way he punished his daughter for bullying.

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His little girl was kicked off her school bus for three days because she was bullying another student. And it wasn’t the first time she’d gotten in trouble for behaving that way. It was actually her second time.

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YouTube Screenshot-NBC4 Columbus

Matt Cox’s punishment wasn’t violent.

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YouTube Screenshot-NBC4 Columbus

He didn’t inflict harm on his daughter. He didn’t even yell or shout at her.

Max taught 10-year-old Kirsten a lesson in an interesting way.

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Facebook - Matt Cox

He made her walk to school. It wasn’t just down the block though – she had to walk a full five miles to get there, and it was only 36 degrees outside too.

However, to make sure she arrived safely, he drove behind her. He even recorded the moment to make sure that his kid learned her lesson well.

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In his video, the father can be heard saying:

“She said, ‘Daddy you’re gonna have to take me to school next week. As you see this morning, she is learning otherwise.”

Matt’s view has earned 22 million views on Facebook.

For him, he didn’t do anything wrong. In an interview with NBC4, he shared:

“I decided that I’m not going to be one of those parents who just sweep it under the rug and chalk it up that kids will be kids.”

Kirsten admitted that she was bullied, too.

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Bigger kids picked on her and she admitted to feeling sad each time she was bullied. Despite that, Matt made it clear that bullying others isn’t acceptable, particularly in his household.

Although the father’s intention was good, his actions earned different reactions.

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One Facebook user said:

“Bullying usually starts because a parent is overly strict and doesn’t show enough love. Children need structure and discipline, but they really, really need love and acceptance too. The fact that you did this then went on to post it on social media seriously makes me question your motives.”

There was also this person who commented:

“Great Job Sir !!!👏🏻 👏🏻 Thank you we appreciate parents like you, who teach their children what’s right from wrong.”

Another Facebook user reacted:

“I agree with you 100 percent if some of these parent watch this maybe and get a hold of thier child maybe we wouldn’t have so many unruly children and have some children will be more respectful.”

One YouTube user wrote:

“Main problem I have with what he did is not so much the method, but the extremeness of it. Five miles in barely above freezing temps is a bit much. Also, it doesn’t really teach her why she shouldn’t bully other kids. It’s only teaching her not to do it because she doesn’t want to take another long walk in the cold.”

Matt knows that not everyone will agree with what he did.

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And he’s perfectly fine with that. However, he will continue to do what he feels is right to teach his kid a lesson and to make sure she stops bullying others. Hopefully, the kid learned an important lesson after what her dad did.

Bullying is never alright. It was a good thing that Matt is doing his best to stop the behavior. So, do you think this was a good punishment for his daughter’s actions?

You can watch both Matt’s full video and his interview with NBC4 below!

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Life lessons!!!!UPDATE: lesson learned! 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 #HOLDOURKIDSACOUNTABLE #STOPBULLYING

Posted by Matt Cox on Monday, December 3, 2018

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By Rozzette Cabrera
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Rozzette Cabrera is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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