Dad Divides the Internet With Controversial Punishment for Misbehaving Child | 22 Words

Being a parent has its fair share of difficult moments.

Although one video shared by a dad of him punishing his child has left the internet divided, as some think he's gone a little too far...

There's nothing quite as rewarding as parenthood...

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The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth... It's a pretty magical thing.

But that's not to say it's easy...

Being a parent is basically the hardest job on earth - and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.

And even if you try to stay relaxed...

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There are some aspects of parenthood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being a mom was always going to be great fun, right?

There are many things that make parenthood irritating...

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But there's one thing pretty much every mom out there can relate to, which is that feeling that you're constantly fighting a losing battle against your kids' annoying habits.

There's no such thing as a perfect child...

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And at some point during our kids' lives, they will make sure to make our lives as difficult as possible.

It's all about resilience...

And most importantly, it's all about putting your foot down and not giving in.

There are various different methods of disciplining our children...

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And whilst some may be considered extreme and unnecessary, many of these methods prove to be very useful.

One dad has gone viral this week for his discipline methods...

And it has truly divided the internet.

A video was shared online and took off on social media.

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And it showed a father disciplining his son in a rather harsh way.

And while some have spoken out in support of his actions ...

Others feel just as strongly to the contrary.

Many believe this method will make children learn their lessons quicker...

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While others think this will only reinforce bad habits later in life.

Many are truly lost on what to think.

But, of course, there was no shortage of opinions!

Some thought it was way too far.

"Disgusting and extremely irresponsible to post a video of a child being abused and asking if people think it's ok. Bullying a child is never acceptable, shame on you for even asking."

Some thought the dad was posting it for attention...

"And why the video? What exactly does posting the video do??? Am I the only one tired of people posting things for attention? Wrong-way to go about it!"

While others held a different opinion...

"Perfect example of parenting! When you see the long lasting effects of bullying on children....the first and best resource to stop it, is with the parents! Quit trying to be your kids best friend and hold them accountable for this and other unacceptable behavior! Bravo Dad!!"

Others felt a little more strongly...

"That's not bullying. That's good parenting. Teaching him that actions have consequences. Anybody that disagrees, is probably afraid to discipline their child."

Most agreed with the punishment...

Perhaps the public nature is a part of the punishment?

Some even gave their own stories...

Claiming that it worked for them.

The video seems pretty unnecessary...

And the distance he has to run with his backpack on in the rain, some found a bit excessive.

The video starts off with an explanation from Bryan Thornhill...

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That his 10-year-old son had been kicked off the school bus due to him bullying other kids.

So Bryan decided to teach his son a lesson...

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Making him run to school every morning, while he follows in the car behind him.

The clip has been seen by thousands...

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"Yesterday he was apparently a little rude for Michelle in the morning, so even though it's raining this morning he still gets to run", Thornhill said.

And it seems as though the rather harsh punishment had pretty good results...

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"He hasn't got in trouble at school this week, whereas last week he was absolutely out of his mind", he says. "This right here is called parenting."

Watch the video yourself below...

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