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Originally posted by TriumphusCaeli
I am 17, a young woman, and I have the utmost respect for this father.
Everything that his daughter said in her post on Facebook was publicly humiliating to the parents, and therefore, his punishment fit the crime. It was much more suitable than having a "quiet little talk in private". Even if she doesn't have the chance to see the post on Facebook herself, it will certainly get back to her through her friends.
I can't even begin to fathom everything she said in that post. I would never EVER dream of doing this to my grandmother, my mother, and my uncle. That kid doesn't know how easy she has it. She should appreciate everything that her father and mother do for her. My family is not that well off, we don't have a lot of money, we know what it's like to be hungry, but we all love and respect each other. I would willingly do all of her chores and more just know I had a roof over my head, food on the table, and the love and respect of my family, which I know I do. She should realize how lucky she really is, and show some respect.
That dad is in right all the way. I think he handled it extremely well, considering how much anger combined with disappointment you could hear in his voice. He was controlled and calm about it. If all the parents in the world knew how to discipline their offspring correctly, I doubt we would have anymore disrespectful, belligerent children and teenagers.
This dad gives me hope!
Originally posted by warren3720
It had it coming
Originally posted by Liquesence
He demands her pay (back) for the software on the laptop that HE destroyed??? What an idiot. You destroyed it, you jerk, I'm not paying you back.
When i was a kid, my stepmother destroyed some ball cards to teach me a lesson. I never forgave her for that, to this day.
When I was a teen, my father destroyed some tapes and CDs to teach me a lesson. I never forgave him for that, either.
And i wasn't an out of control or bad kid.
It's pretty obvious where this kids gets her behavior from: the PARENT. He's the one shooting it, filming, and posting his own irresponsible behavior on the internet...
“Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you.
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness.
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.”
Originally posted by graphuto
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by graphuto
No it isn't. You're putting it on my age because you have nothing better to say.
She clearly is very upset with her dad and is afraid to talk to him about it. That is not a meaningful parent-child relationship and just builds resentment.
You're showing your lack of empathy.
Girls shouldn't fear their dad, that is just weird.
No, she isn't "clearly upset with her dad and afraid to talk about it." You see these same types of situations time and time again perpetuated throughout life and history. She is being a whiny brat, he is trying to instill responsibility. Sorry, but you're just wrong!
This is what teenagers DO, they're just usually grown or parented out of it, when they realize how wrong they were.edit on 10-2-2012 by graphuto because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by biggmoneyme
if i had a daughter and she did that. the last thing i would do is make a video of me crying about it. Letting petty things(or anything for that matter) affect you doesn't make sense to me. You have to choose to be angry, and it isn't pleasant. But besides for the father creating unnessary suffering for himself it's good he teaches(or attempts) his daughter something. But even then she was just venting steam probably. I wouldn't care if my daughter said something about me on facebook.
(*&( like this man clearly has. He should put some of the blame on himself
But i don't pamper her into being an ungreatful