Dad Makes His Daughter Walk 5 Miles to School In 36-Degree Weather for Bullying

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Matt Cox of Swanton, Ohio is currently the talk of the parenting town all over Facebook. He administered a no-nonsense punishment to his daughter, Kirsten, when she was caught bullying a classmate while riding on the school bus.

The 10-year-old elementary student was forced off the bus twice in the past for her behavior. When she was, Matt had to pick her up and drive her to school. As a parent myself, I have to tell you having to leave work in the middle of the morning to pick up my kid for being a jerk is something that would absolutely infuriate me.

I would want to give my kid a punishment they wouldn’t soon forget.

What Matt Cox did may seem extreme to some, but I personally understand exactly where he was coming from. If his daughter got used to him bailing her out with a ride to school all the time, there’d be no reason for her to change her behavior. As Matt saw it, it would require drastic measures to nip this kind of behavior in the bud.

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So he implemented a punishment that let her know there would be dire consequences for her actions, and that if she was kicked off the bus again, she’d be on her own.

At least that’s what I think forcing your daughter to walk five miles in 36-degree weather would accomplish.

That’s right, Matt, who clearly isn’t about bullying or his children terrorizing their fellow classmates, wanted to send a strong message to his daughter with the punishment.

He shared video footage of Kirsten walking on the side of the road as he followed behind her.

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During her five-mile trek, Matt whipped out his camera and recorded his daughter walking. He could be heard speaking in the background of the Facebook video he uploaded.

In it, he stressed that bullying would not be tolerated in his household, and that the punishment was meant to teach several lessons.

First, that the bus ride to school is a privilege and that his daughter should treat it as such. That means she shouldn’t be rude to her fellow passengers.

Second, there are consequences to being a big jerkface, and it isn’t inconveniencing others because you choose to behave disrespectfully.

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Cox could be heard in the video saying: “Let me make this extremely clear, bullying is unacceptable, especially in my household. A lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privilege, such as parents taking their children to school in the morning.”

He went on to say, “Or even bus rides to school in the morning. All of that is a privilege and should be treated as such. So today my beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school in 36-degree weather.”

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Reactions to Matt’s brand of discipline were a mixed bag online. After seeing the footage of his daughter walking along a country road, with him following in his car close behind here, some people applauded his parenting.

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Of course, there were several people, also, who believed that Matt went a bit too far in disciplining his daughter. Going so far as to call the act cruel and more an act of “public shaming” than actually teaching the young girl a lesson.

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To clarify, the five miles Kirsten walked to school was over the course of three days and not done all in one go.

And even though Matt received his fair share of criticism, he stands by his punishment.

In an interview with local news station WTVG, Matt doubled down on his parental decisions, stating that now, more than ever, parents need to hold their children accountable for their actions.

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He even posted an updated video and caption, which in part appears to be a response to those who criticized his punishment as too harsh: “Parents need to hold their kids accountable. That was me showing how I hold my kid accountable.”

He went on to tell the station, “I’m not going to be another parent that’s just going to brush things under the rug and say kids will be kids.”

As a parent myself, I agree with a lot of what Matt is saying here.

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I remember being younger and only truly responding to clear boundaries set by my parents and teachers. Once I knew those boundaries, I learned to respect them and control my behavior.

To date, Matt’s video has received over 16 million views, over 350k shares, 170k reactions, and some 67,000 comments. It certainly has a lot of people talking, but more importantly, it seems like the punishment had the desired effect on Kirsten.

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The 10-year-old says that she has learned her lesson, especially because she, herself, has been a victim of bullying by other “kids bigger than [her]”.

Her father finally updated the now-viral post’s caption to include, “Life lessons!!!!”

Matt hopes the video will help send a message to other parents to hold their children accountable and help end bullying once and for all. I have to say, if I was a 10-year-old and my father forced me to walk in the cold for miles after I bullied someone, I don’t think I’d ever bully again.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/12/06/WZiPy-K/dad-bullying-daughter-walk

Guy Gets Unorthodox "Date Request" Note Like It's Middle School and It's Adorable

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Asking someone out is a nerve-wracking experience, one that I think has been unfortunately supplanted by all of the modern romantic assistance technology that we have access to in the palms of our hands.

With apps like Tinder and Bumble, you just swipe swipe swipe through photos. Not only is this super dehumanizing, but it takes away all the butterflies and anticipation from that initial “leap of faith” when you approach someone in public.

So it’s pretty amazing when someone tells you they like you in a totally non-creepy way. Which is probably why this Twitter user, Cody, was so smitten after receiving this adorable note from a stranger.

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It reads:

“Hey, if you’re not gay, my friend thinks you’re cute. Here’s her number: ###-###-####

(and if you are gay here’s mine: ###-###-#### 

I don’t often get told I’m good-looking by total randos in a way that isn’t insulting.

So I’m kind of jealous of that adorable bit of attention Cody received from this random person and their friend. 

Admittedly, he did had some reservations about whoever made the gesture. I mean grammar proficiency can be pretty sexy, so I get where he’s coming from.

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Nevertheless, Cody opted to text the bottom number because yes, he’s gay (something not everyone knows about him. This’ll be useful information later on in the story. I promise). 

Thankfully, he provided Twitter with regular updates by being totally candid about the prospect of finding romance with this stranger who mustered up the courage to pass him a note middle school style.

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Plans to see movies were made, but at the outset, it seemed like their tastes were wildly different. 

The crushing boy in question wanted to watch a sport documentary about rock climbing, which sounds pretty intense if I’m remembering that opening scene from Mission Impossible 2 correctly, or a film about a border agent who can smell human emotions.

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Cody was more interested in blockbuster titles and the two couldn’t decide on a film so he decided to call it a night so he would be well-rested for his date. But not before his roommate displayed a profound lack of knowledge about his love life and partner preferences.

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He provided everyone with up-to-the-minute info on his date. When they still couldn’t decide which movie to watch, they opted to have dinner first instead. I honestly think that’s the better move: when you meet someone new you’re interested in, don’t you want to talk a bit first instead of sit in a dark room in total silence?

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Now here’s when things get really interesting. Our boy Cody gets nervous. If you’ve ever felt those butterflies when meeting somebody for the first time, then you know you’re hitting something that could potentially be great: it means that it matters to you. Or at the very least, you want it to.

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Turns out that the first date was a success. He honestly didn’t have to tweet anything else besides this selfie of him and the dude with an obviously amazing choice in shirts. It’s not like you’re going to snap a photo of someone if the date goes badly, right?

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Everyone who followed the thread got to witness the pursuit of love and a confirmation of a second date. I don’t know about you, but I get all warm and fuzzy when I see people hitting it off and getting excited about finding a potential partner. I mean, just look at that blushing emoji.

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Here’s the thing, though. Remember how Cody’s roommate didn’t know he was gay, and neither did the young woman who gave him her number who also thought he was cute? Yeah, well it turns out his mother didn’t know either.

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After Cody’s tweets went viral, his mother saw them. If she didn’t know his orientation before, she knows now. Thankfully, she seems to be taking the news well.

I don’t know what’s going to happen with Cody and his hot new date, but at the very least, he has a great story about how his mother finally discovered he was gay all because he tweeted a picture of a cute note.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/relationships/2018/12/04/l5_NL-W/unorthodox-date-note

17 Confusing Elementary School Problems That Even Have Adults Scratching Their Heads

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I would never, ever want to appear on Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader because I’m not really into nationally televised public humiliation.

When it comes to random trivia about movies and not so well-known actors, I’m pretty sure I’d wipe the floor with most fifth graders. Or if some 10 or 11-year-old wants to step up and take a driving challenge against me, I’d wipe the floor with them and laugh in their face as they cried home to their mamas.

But if elementary school kids are answering questions like this with ease? Then I’d be very, very, very cautious about taking them on. Because after staring at these problems for a few seconds, my brain started to hurt. Maybe you’ll do a lot better than I did.

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Third grade.

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For first graders in Singapore.

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Cheryl’s birthday.

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Wording?

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Hope you have a lot of time on your hands.

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Kindergarten.

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Algebra for first graders.

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Which way is the bus driving?

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Partial credit?

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Grammar.

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Six-year-olds have 20 seconds to answer this.

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Spot the difference.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/fyi/2018/11/09/Z1BOdEo/elementary-school-problems

29 School Jokes That Will Make Your Classmates and Teacher Crack Up

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Ahhh, school. Low-key the best years of life when your sole responsibility is to absorb new knowledge that no one will blame you for forgetting later. Sure, math class may feel like a drag, but just wait until you’re in your twenties trying to figure out FICO rates and credit scores without a teacher you can sit with for a few minutes after class to answer your questions.

All in all, to quote my good friend Peaches, “stay in school cuz it’s the best.” But who says the best can’t get even better with a little bit of shared humor?

Whether you’re looking for the perfect joke to describe your latest homework assignment or just want to make your classmates laugh at lunch, we’ve compiled 29 age-appropriate school jokes that will even get a giggle out of your teacher.

Elementary School

  • Why are fish so smart? They travel in schools!
  • What do you call a Stegosaurus with carrots in its ears? Anything you want, it can’t hear you.
  • What’s a witch’s favorite class? Spelling!
  • Why won’t the elephant use the computer? He’s afraid of the mouse.

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  • What did the math book tell the pencil? I’ve got a lot of problems.
  • Why was the book in the hospital? It hurt its spine.
  • I heard they put a new wing in the school. That’s true, but it still won’t fly.
  • What kind of school do you go to if you’re an ice cream man? Sundae school.
  • What kind of school do you go to if you’re a surfer? Boarding school.
  • Why wasn’t the geometry teacher at school? Because she sprained her angle! 
  • Why do magicians do so well in school? They’re great at trick questions.
  • How did the geography student drown? His grades were below C-level.

Middle School

  • Teacher: Can you tell us where they signed the Declaration of Independence?
    Student: Of course, ma’am. At the bottom.
  • When is a theater clumsy? When the curtain falls.
  • A boy comes back from school and his mom asks, “What did you learn today?” He replies, “Not enough, they’re making me go back tomorrow.”

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  • Why was school easier for cave people? There was no history to study!
  • A book that was never written: When Does School Start? by Wendy Belrings
  • Teacher: We will only have a half-day of school this morning…
    Students: YAYYYY!
    Teacher: Then we will have the other half this afternoon.
  • Mom: What did you do in school today?
    Kid: We played a guessing game.
    Mom: I thought you had a math test.
    Kid: Exactly.
  • How did the geography student drown? His grades were below C-level.
  • A teacher says to his student, “Matthew, I’ve had to send you to the principal’s office every single day this week. What do you have to say for yourself?” The student replies, “I’m glad it’s Friday!”

High School

  • I threw my old laptop in the ocean. Now there’s a Dell rollin’ in the deep.
  • Two high school students are discussing their plans for after college. One says to the other, “I’m planning on going into farming. My father does it and it makes good money.” The second asks, “What type of farming? Wheat, corn, livestock?” The first replies, “I don’t know man, there are so many fields to choose from.”

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  • What sort of grades did Tommy Wiseau receive in school? Oh, high marks.
  • Math teacher: A man from Los Angeles drove toward New York at 250 miles per hour and a man from New York drove toward Los Angeles at 150 m.p.h. Where did they meet?
    Student: In jail.
  • A teacher asks her student, “Joe, why did you eat your homework?” Joe replies, “Because I don’t have a dog.”
  • Why do they never serve beer at a math party? Because you can’t drink and derive.
  • What is grammar? The difference between knowing your crap and knowing you’re crap.
  • What do you get when you mix sulfur, tungsten, and silver? SWAG.

If you enjoyed these school jokes, you’ll love some of our others — check them out below.

Source : https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/11/02/ZIQoXH/school-jokes

20 Rare Celebrity High School Photos We Can’t Stop Looking At

As Kurt Vonnegut once said, “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” Indeed, when we’re in high school, it’s really hard to imagine our classmates becoming famous and popular all over the world. However, there are plenty of photographs showing us that celebrities were once ordinary people with their own strong opinions and flaws just like us before their talents were recognized by a wide audience.

Bright Side gathered some high school photos of famous personalities you probably haven’t seen before.

20. Eva Mendes

19. Eva Longoria

18. Julia Roberts

17. Sean Penn

16. Kelly Clarkson

15. Bruce Willis

14. Michelle Pfeiffer

13. Bon Jovi

12. Cameron Diaz

11. Kyle MacLachlan

10. Mariah Carey

9. Lenny Kravitz

8. Hilary Clinton

7. Vin Diesel

6. Gwen Stefani

5. Snoop Dogg

4. Kathy Bates

3. Chris Pratt

2. Rooney Mara

1. Steve Buscemi

Did you manage to recognize all the celebrities? Share your impressions with us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-people/20-rare-celebrity-high-school-photos-we-cant-stop-looking-at-626460/

Moms Are Now Competing to See Who Can Pack the Best School Lunch

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Actress Jenny Mollen is the queen of packing school lunches — or as she calls them on Instagram, #dictatorlunches. Jenny, who is married to fellow actor Jason Biggs, does not hold back when it comes to her son Sid’s lunchbox creations, and luckily for her followers, she shares a photo of them daily on her Instagram account. 

“I think I might need to be committed w this one,” she captioned a shot of a lunch that included Asian sushi rice (in the shape of a bunny), teriyaki chicken with pineapple, organic berries, and shrimp tempura. For another masterful lunch photo, she wrote. “Should I send an additional bowl for shells? (From right: Crab legs w dipping sauce, blinis w creme fraiche and paddlefish, strawberry grape cheer pyramid, lemon wedge).” 

However, Jenny is not the only mom that is overachieving when it comes to her child’s cafeteria meals. In fact, it is getting downright competitive. 

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Mom Aviva Wettenberg dedicates her entire Instagram account to her lunch packing skills. She evens has a website dedicated to the art. “Few things used to fill me with as much dread as packing lunches until I decided to document the lunches I was packing and started to look for inspiration outside of my own kitchen,” she explained. “I share my girls’ lunches on Instagram every day and will highlight some of my tips and tricks here.”

One of those tips is to use the LaLa Lunchbox app — which helps you plan your week out ahead of time and provides fun recipes to try. Another pro tip: the reusable PlanetBox — which sorts your school lunches into tiny compartments, providing optimal Instagram content. 

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Aviva is also able to coordinate two school lunches, with very different dietary restrictions. One is vegetarian, the other is dairy-free. “Two on-the-go lunches today. Thanks to the weather, my big kid has outdoor lunch (how amazing is that??) and my little one is off on a field trip for the day,” she wrote alongside a photo of nearly identical-looking packed lunches. “Little sandwiches for both — smoked tofu and spinach for one, chèvre, blackberries and mint for the other — and a pair of green salads.” 

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While Aviva and Jenny are hard to top when it comes to their gourmet school lunches, they have some stiff mom competition. Like Happy Little Lunch, who chronicles the lunches she packs for her vegan daughter in the second grade. “My alarm didn’t go off this morning and, man, this almost didn’t happen,” she captioned a photo of a school lunch that did not seemed rushed at all. “All you evening lunch packers are on to something, but I guess I like living dangerously!” She still managed to whip up cinnamon toast sticks, baked tofu, crispy kale, pear slices and grapes. 

Or Catherine McCord of Weelicious, who creates videos of her school lunch box creations. “To know me is to know my love of Trader Joe’s, so I made a lunch featuring some of my favorite organic go-to foods,” she wrote.” The ingredients are affordable, healthy, great for both kids and adults 👩‍👧, and ALL from Trader Joe’s. Here’s what’s inside:

  •  Inside-out bagel sandwich (I used TJ’s gluten-free bread, everything bagel seasoning + whipped cream cheese)
  • Multicolored baby carrots with tomato + basil hummus
  • Honey wheat pretzels (to dip in the hummus)
  • Apriums • Freeze-dried strawberries + blueberries (crunchy + sweet).” 

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Social media is full of moms that want their followers to know that the traditional packed school lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a carton of apple juice, and some chips — or god forbid, cafeteria food – is not good enough for their kid. Meet Heather, whose Instagram account @thedailylunchboxspot, is dedicated to the meals she preps for her 3- and 4-year-olds. 

“Got a little cookie cutter happy with today’s lunch, but I find that my kiddos will often try foods that look cute over foods that don’t,” she captioned one boxed lunch. “PB&J on whole wheat (replace with sunbutter or cream cheese & jam if bringing to school), tiny crackers with cheese and roasted turkey, little bell pepper hearts on top of peas, grilled pineapple (used a grill pan on the stove. Gives it a smoky flavor that’s a little less tangy) and dark chocolate covered raisins in the treat spot.”

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So, what happens when dads try to take over school lunches? Just ask Jason, who had to take over for Jenny when she went out of town. By the end of the week, let’s just say Jason was over the whole “pretty lunch box” idea. “Guess what?? That little ^%#@ did NOT eat the avocado,” he jokingly captioned a photo of a very ripe avocado and some cash inside the lunch box. “He actually threw it away and told me he ate it. Anyway, here’s Sid’s final #daddylunch. Clockwise from top left: organic half-avocado (aged 5 days, found in dumpster behind pre-school), and 9 bucks (just go to the bodega and get whatever you want and NEVER LIE TO ME AGAIN, OK SID?!).” 

At the end of the day, this #kidslunchbox trend is making us realize our parents were just straight up lazy. (Just kidding mom, love you and your basic ham-and-cheese sandwiches). 

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/10/11/Z2bdlGy/school-lunch-box-ideas

17 “Ugly Ducklings” Showed How Much They Have Changed Since School, and It’s Impressive

We all have been teased for something, but these people had too much of it. Extra weight, big ears, crooked teeth, thick glasses, frizzy hair — every “ugly duckling” has their own distinctive feature. Now, they are real swans and the only thing they regret is that they used to worry about these things more than necessary.

The Bright Side team is amazed by how patient and self-ironic these attractive people are.

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“In the summer, I used to have a Richard Gere hairstyle.”

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“13 years old and 23. All it takes is a bit of fairy dust and confidence (and a lot of makeup.)”

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Went through a “stage” and made it out on the other side!​​​​​​​

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“12, 15, and 28 years old. I’m only getting younger.”

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“17 to 26. I think I was mostly grease and hormones back then.”

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15 to 26. From strange gender-bender to recognizable as a woman.”

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“14 and 24 years old.”

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“16 and 26 years old. We’ve been together for 10 years and feeling better than ever.”

Whose transformation amazed you the most? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-people/17-ugly-ducklings-showed-how-much-they-have-changed-since-school-and-its-impressive-618160/

A High School Teacher Takes Insightful Photos of 1970s Badass Youngsters, and We Can’t Get Enough

Joseph Szabo has worked as a teacher, a photographer, and an author for more than 20 years. Within these years, he managed to combine all his 3 passions by capturing the life of his teenage students. Having a huge experience in mingling with teenagers, he has a sharp sense of the right moment for a click. His works have been displayed in many world exhibitions and have received many awards.

Bright Side was astonished at Joe’s works and would like to share his art with you.

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Do you have any photos left from when you were a teenager? Share them with us in the comments!

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