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Video of a North Carolina father destroying his daughter’s laptop has gone viral. The angry parent said he wanted to set an example of tough love after discovering his daughter’s disrespectful Facebook post.
The video titled “Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen” was posted on Wednesday by a man named Tommy Jordan. He sits in a lawn chair and explains that his 15-year-old daughter Hannah thought it would be
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Originally posted by strato
The girl probably now hates her father. I would.
Originally posted by freethinker123
Don't get me wrong there are a lot of spoilt teenagers out there and I'm sure that this girl falls into that category but was that the right way to handle it?
First - good parenting isn't done over youtube and facebook for our entertainment, its done directly between parents and the children. If this had happened in another context it could be considered trolling or cyberbullying.
Second - Was it really necessary to get out a gun to shoot a working laptop? I mean when the guy has spent hours on installing software on it where is the logic. And if he is trying to teach the value of money / looking after things to his daughter is it wise to destroy it. What does he think he is teaching his daughter next time she gets angry - go smash up something?
Third - Cussing. Everybody swears, of course its ok to have a rule that kids shouldn't swear in the house, but it is at the bottom of the list of priorities
A couple more points that the father has to understand, most teenagers are a pain in the ass. They will be lazy, they will swear, they will complain about their parents to their friends. Most of us did exactly the same. Grounding your kid for a couple of years won't make things any better, it will make them hate you and they might respond by even worse behaviour.
Lastly if your kid misbehaves so much you have to ask where that comes from. Have you been setting the right example? How have you been raising them? Have you not spent enough time with them, getting to know them. Its not rocket science to realise that going on facebook and youtube to embarass or humiliate your children isn't the best way to raise your children. (rant over!)