There is a lot to be said for discipline, and even more for positive male role models. This video has both.
This video is quite short, but the takeaway content is huge.
To be clear, this isn’t a new video, the first clue being that it is taken from the Jenny Jones Show, and actually that’s the only clue, but it’s enough. However, regardless of the time in which this clip took place the scene that unfolds is timeless.
The theme of the episode appears to have been “Boot Camp My Pre-Teen” in which frustrated parents could bring their young children on television to not eyeball military drill instructors while getting 30 seconds of tough love. Hilarity ensues.
It would be easy for me to sit here and make a case one way or another for this last grasp of parenting desperation—I was on the debate team. But I am not sharing this video to judge anyone. That’s what anonymous comments are for. Rather, I am sharing this scene for the simple honesty it holds and that moment where the instructor becomes the pupil (of life!). What could a little boy say to render a shouting solider suddenly speechless and obviously overcome with a swift kick of emotion?