First, let me say. Bravo, dad! Finally, a parent that took the time to correct their child. So many parents have a million and one excuses for why their children are awful. But, the reality is, kids are only as bad as we allow them to be, as parents. If a kid does the wrong things without consequence, what incentive do they have to get better?
In the video, the dad explains his technique. And, encourages parents to stop being their children’s friend and start being that authority figure they need.
And, I Agree!
Undoubtedly, the first 18 years, children are learning what’s acceptable, and what isn’t. And, it isn’t the teachers job at the school to parent your kids. That responsibility belongs to the people we refer to as ‘parents’.
Bryan Thornhill(the man in the video), was strongly against his child’s behavior. And said he “does not tolerate” and “cannot stand bullying”. Well Mr. Thornhill, neither can I. And, I commend you for correcting the issue, before it got out of hand.
“Ironically, since he’s been running to school this week, his behavior’s been much better. Teachers have approved of his behavior this week,” Thornhill said. He hasn’t gotten in trouble this week, where last week, he was just absolutely out of his mind.”
Now, I am sure that there are going to be ‘parents’ of little delinquents, that will still try to justify why their kids are awful. The most common one I see is, “I’m a single parent, I don’t have time to fix my child’s behavior”. Which is an awful excuse. Just because you work, does not mean you stop being a parent. And, the parents that make up these excuses should have reconsidered the choices they made before they had children; or who they had children with. It’s a played out excuse. Be a parent! Take responsibility! And, don’t let your kids do whatever they want!
Video Credit: YouTube