I have 16 year old and if I read that on his facebook page I'd probably tell him I was disappointed but I think we have a better relationship than that to start with. Which is probably also related to the fact that I wouldn't shoot his laptop.
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11-02-2012 16:46 #51
11-02-2012 16:47 #52
I might not be parenting a teen but it wasn't that long ago that I was a teen so maybe I'm seeing that from that point of view, how I would feel if I were her. We all made mistakes as teenagers, we all did things after we were told not to and whether he intended it to go viral or not it has. If it were me and that was my father I wouldn't be impressed, I wouldn't be happy and I would it have a shred of respect for him.
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11-02-2012 17:10 #53
I find it amusing that there are people in this thread who practise attachment parenting but endorse this type of behaviour.
For anyone interested, there is a good book called "Positive discipline for teenagers", and it doesn't include shooting their property or publicly shaming them. Teenagers are adults-in-training and need their role models to demonstrate respect, patience and understanding.
11-02-2012 17:12 #54
11-02-2012 17:14 #55Member
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It makes me wonder how many of the 2 million people who have viewed the video will try something similar. I reckon there will be other parents or even teenagers who could see it as a new craze and try it out as well, if this happened I could see it being dangerous and someone getting injured.
11-02-2012 17:23 #56Guest Guest
The gun part was weird but maybe it's normal in their American culture?
He used social media to communicate on her level, I think she heard it?
It's up to them how they react and discipline their daughter, he could of kept it private but he needed her to react and he chose to do it this way.
I can't really judge, she's not my daughter.
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11-02-2012 17:24 #57
I think he needs to grow thinker skin. What teenager 15-20 years ago didn't rant in their diaries and to their friends. I would think fb in a way is the new diary. So what she ranted about you what teenager hasn't ranted about their parent? Ground her, band her from fb for a while. But shot her laptop what does that prove? He probably brought it as well and will now need to buy another one. Isn't his YouTube rant no better than hers?
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11-02-2012 17:29 #58
11-02-2012 17:56 #59
I honestly can't believe people endorse this behaviour?
If one of my parents shot something that belonged to me, my overarching feeling would not be anger about my destroyed property but FEAR. I'd be absolutely TERRIFIED of my parents not to mention would have zero respect for them.
I would at the least, not speak to them again, and at the most, would run away and never see them again.
Not to mention what will probably result in a display of this ridiculous behaviour across America. And next time it might not be a laptop getting shot, it might be HER.
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