POSTED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:17am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:26pm
Central, Louisiana (NBC33) — One Louisiana father used a little public humiliation to teach his son an important lesson over the weekend.
Tim Bandy and his son, Alliance, spent an hour of their day. Sunday. in front of Central High School in an attempt to teach the six-year-old a very important lesson.
"I drew a sign up, front and back, and stood him on the side of the road in Central where he goes to school. The sign read 'I will not bully or pick on kids with special needs.' And he stood out there for about an hour," explained Bandy of the interesting punishment.
It was a simple message, but a lesson Bandy said his son needs to learn now.
"Quit being a follower, be a leader.," said Bandy. "If it's right, it's right. If it's wrong, it's wrong. Make your own decisions, because if you follow everybody else it's going to get you nowhere. And like I told him, 'where's all your friends that that were doing the same thing? They're at home playing, church, whatever they do on Sunday, and you're here standing on the side of the road looking like a fool," added Bandy.
Bandy agreed that some parents may find his method a little extreme, but he cautioned them to not knock it until you try it.
"What's more extreme? Doing that? They get in trouble, whoop him? Taking all of his stuff away? I mean, it's an hour of his time. It doesn't hurt him. It might hurt his feelings, but I am still alive, I've had my feelings hurt quite a bit," said Bandy.
Bandy is pretty sure of one thing though, he doesn't think his son will be making fun of anyone again anytime soon.
"Oh, I know he did. I guarantee you he does not want to do that again. Not at all, not at all," chuckled Bandy.
Bandy said he got the idea from other parents who had tried similar methods of punishment. He added that if his son hasn't learned his lesson, he won't hesitate to do the same thing again, but with a bigger sign this time.