As a parent, it is your priority to ensure that your child is raised right. In order to do so, you can’t be shy when it comes to punishing bad behavior. Of course, no parent wants to be strict with their child, but sometimes it’s necessary and for the greater good.

But every parent’s approach to reprimanding their child is different, and as a result, some parents can find themselves under fire for the way in which they handle their child’s disobedience. One parent who knows this particularly well is Bryan Thornhill, who this week has received a lot of heat online after he uploaded a video of his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as punishment for bullying…

Watch the video and see how it makes you feel…

Thornhill was unamused when his son was kicked off the school bus after bullying another child, so much so that he chose to teach him a lesson he’d never forget. Every day the following week, Thornhill had his son run a mile to school whilst he followed behind in his truck – even as the rain pelted down Thornhill didn’t relent.

“‘I just wanted to show everybody and give you a good little laugh,” says Thornhill in a video he uploaded to Facebook. “Teach your kids, don’t be a friend, be a parent. That’s what children need these days.”

According to Thornhill, his harsh treatment has seen instant results, with his son’s teachers reporting a positive change in the 10-year-old.

What do you think? Was the punishment fair, or do you think it was a little too harsh?