Mum only lets kids watch TV if they walk on a treadmill & her son, 11, once walked 16 miles – but some say it is ‘evil’

A MUM has revealed how she only lets her children watch cartoon TV if they walk on a treadmill. 

The woman said she tricks her kids into exercising using her parenting technique – but it has divided opinion.

The woman shared a video to TikTok showing her 11-year-old boy getting his steps in on the machine while enjoying a TV show.

She wrote: “I only let my kids watch cartoons if they’re walking on a treadmill.

“One day my 11-year-old walked 16 miles.”

The woman’s video has racked up over 2.6million views, and many parents praised her idea.

One said: “You win at parenting! That’s genius!”

Another added: “Well excuse me while I add a treadmill to my Amazon cart.”

However, not everyone was convinced of her idea and said she should let her kids “relax.”

One said: “They will talk about this in therapy one day.”

And one agreed saying: “That’s lowkey evil.”

The mum hit back at any criticism, saying: “The volume of people who think allowing a high energy child to choose to walk while watching cartoons = trauma and abuse, is astounding.”

Previously, parents get VERY mixed response after revealing how they get their picky kids to eat their dinner.

In other parenting news, this mum showcased how she makes 100 ‘McDonald’s McMuffins’ at a time but divides opinion.

And mum shows off her kid’s VERY healthy lunchbox but gets slammed because it’s ‘too grown up’.

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