This tragic story about a young girl who died by running for 3 hours is another example of horrible parenting. On a smaller scale, it shows how punishing kids by making them exercise is counterproductive.
Exercise and movement should be fun, not punishment.
If you punish kids for being late to practice, you just make them not want to come.
If you make kids run laps for not paying attention, you make them want to quit.
If you force kids to do push-ups because they misbehaved in class, you make them not want to exercise. You also might be taking away their civil rights and breaking a few state laws.
It is very tragic what happened to this young girl. But I bet similar things on a smaller scale are happening every day around the country.
When taken to the extreme, people can die.
But done even a little, the love for exercise and movement dies as well.