"Friday when my daughter brought home her paperwork for her school suspension she said, 'Daddy you're going have to take me to school next week.' A lot of children feel the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privileged - such as parents taking their children to school in the morning, or even bus rides to school in the morning".
Matt Cox made his daughter, Kristen, walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather after she was suspended from riding the school bus on November 30.
"I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that's alright", Cox said.
According to U.S. media outlet WTVG, Cox broke Kirsten's eight kilometre walk up over the three days she was suspended from the bus.
"You are teaching your child accountability for her actions and I fully support your tough approach with her." wrote Kate Millar Young.
In his viral post, Cox also said he hoped to teach his daughter a lesson on privilege.
"She, along with my other two children, seem to show a great deal of empathy towards some of the sad stories that I read with them", Cox said. "If public shaming is your idea of punishment no wonder she's acting out". The vast majority of the reactions have been positive, with more than 160,000 people saying they liked or loved the video, and less than 1500 expressing shock, anger or sadness.
'Parents need to hold their kids accountable.
Ultimately, one parent agreed, "Your child, your choice of punishment".
Cox said he split Kirsten's punishment over three days and she finished on Wednesday.
But other users criticized Cox's behavior. "You care enough about her future to raise her right".
"It's good to see that some parents still control their children instead of the other way round".
"I just want the kids to know that words truly do hurt; they cut very deep and have lasting effects", Matt told OH news station WTVG. I hope that parents hold their kids accountable.