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Date: 02/09/12 10:25 AM

127 Responses to Parenting 101 For The Rebellious Teen On Facebook

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 9, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Link: Parenting 101 For The Rebellious Teen On Facebook - Tired of teens getting disrespectful online? This dad has taken all he can and deals out some swift and just punishment
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    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:38 am
    swift? long and drawn out more like it, what`ll he do when she runs away shoot her in the knees?
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    Xiphos0mp Male 18-29
    23 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Oh hell yea......that`s how it`s done......keep calm and cool and stay consistent. Just don`t shoot her in the foot if she tried to sneak out while she`s grounded. lol
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Handled like a boss. I`d love to see her reaction to her laptop being shot.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    February 9, 2012 at 10:47 am
    Parents get what they raise, and frankly I don`t think that a child`s rant- such as this one- on a social media site is anything to get worked up over, specially when you have to hack into it.
    begrudge getting your kid a new computer battery? Then don`t. Kid needs new software/whatever? If you don`t buy it, then out of necessity the kid just might get a job.Publicly humiliate your kid? You`re supposed to be the adult.
    Lived on your own at 15? Went to college while going to high school? Only thing missing was walking through 10 feet of snow, uphill both ways to do it.
    This jerk is not disciplining his kid to enhance her character, he`s doing it out of anger because his ego is bruised- what a putz.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:49 am
    Im a little torn here, Love the no BS attitude. but dude has some serious anger management issues that i think may attribute to the girls behavior. and that`s a total waste of a perfectly good laptop, if he works in IT he should have just erased the hard drive and donated it to someone who needs it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

    He talks way too much, but the point he made is good. "You eff`d up...you pay the price."

    I got a tv in my room when I could afford to buy one. Same with a stereo. And I didn`t dare mouth off about chores or I`d be doing a lot more of them.

    Good job dad.
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    349 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:54 am
    It would have been more effective to grant her request to be paid for her work. An hour of chores a day at minimum wage, that`s $225 per month. But, her parents` work deserves the same treatment, so deduct $400 a month for the free room, $200 a month for food, $200 a month for transportation. She`ll be in the house for another 3 years, so ask her for a check for $20,700 and call it even.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:56 am
    It is easy to see why his daughter might over react and be overly dramatic when the adults who raised her do something as dramatic as shot her laptop to attempt to prove a childish point. Poor family never had any choice but to be crazy.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:58 am
    At first, I thought the guy was gonna be a doofus. But that man is awesome.
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    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Good for him. He should also require her to submit to him 5 aplications a week for places she has applied to for work. If she doesn`t find a job in a month, she can work off her debts in manual labor around the house or a job of his choosing.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Good job, immature teenager. Your dad is in IT and you really thought blocking him would get that past him? Deeeerp. She sounds like a spoiled brat to me.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am
    At first as I was like... "Alright! Get ready for some swift internet justice!"

    but then as I kept listening I thought...

    This guy is taking it a bit far, doncha think?

    You`re humiliated in front of your friends.

    You`re grounded forever.

    I`m destroying your laptop. As IT, this guy should know that the first bullet would have been enough.

    I`m giving you a $130 debt for stuff *I* willingly did today, then undid.

    This could have been resolved with one stern talk in the living room, IMO.

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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:05 am
    I like the guy.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:07 am
    that`s a total waste of a perfectly good laptop, if he works in IT he should have just erased the hard drive and donated it to someone who needs it.
    I have the impression that this guy thought the reaction was worth a destroyed laptop. If they can employ a maid then they`re well off and the value of the laptop isn`t much.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:08 am
    Teenage girl are all the same. If you lived in China you could swap her for a good water buffalo. I would have sold the lap top.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:15 am
    I couldn`t even imagine saying that to my parents, and I had to do a lot more than those "chores."

    Definitely needs to bring the hammer down, or she`ll never understand hard work.
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    clayface8898 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:17 am
    No offense, but she lives under his house, he provides her with clothes and food, sorry but thats enough, you don`t need to be payed for chores, thats payment for you being given basic neccessities.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am
    she dun goof`d!
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am
    this guy is insane and should be reported to child services. the fact he has a gun, threatened, then destroyed the computer? how the hell is she going to get work done? it would serve him right if she destroyed his stuff, then ran away from home.

    he left home, then went to college, while he went to school? how does that work?
    anyway, this guy is nuts.
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    bridezilla Female 18-29
    12 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Reminds me so much of my father, who did not know how to deal with me when I was a teenager. It seems to me that he invaded her privacy and told her she was worthless. He also demands obedience out of fear and that`s NOT the right way to deal with a rebellious daughter!!! It will only make her feel worthless, unapreciated, and inadequate and maybe even intice her to act up even more.

    When my dad acted like that when I was a teenager, my response was not "Oh I am sorry I will never do it again." I ended up being more rebellious, decided to start smoking weed, and had a boyfriend that was 13 years older than me (I was only 16 then) just to piss my dad even more. Good job a**hole dad!
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:24 am
    When I suggested getting payed for chores (an allowance, whatever), my parents laughed at me.

    And his daughter does sound like a dunce. Trying to hide something on Facebook from your dad that works in IT? She had it coming.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Stern. Stern but fair.
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:27 am
    His daughter sounds like a spoiled piece of poo. And the punishment is just, compared to how he must have felt and what other parents might have done to their kids at that emotional level. But he probably should have made that a private video.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:33 am
    "how the hell is she going to get work done?"

    With a notebook and paper and a book, you absolute moron. But no, let child services have her, let her rot in an adoption center or a foster home where, get this, she`ll still have to do chores and be a helpful individual, except she`ll really feel like a slave, doing chores for strangers, instead of an overdramatic spoiled little brat doing chores in her own home. You gotta be out of your mind if you think her *~new~* family will buy her a laptop and let her sit on her ass.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:36 am
    @PhotoKing, Reported to child services for what, exactly? Teaching his child that her actions have consequences?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:36 am
    Wow, that was the best video I`ve seen in the past few months at least. Redneck IT guy is parenting so hard right now.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I thought we all learned this when we were 5 years old.
    "If you misuse your toys you don`t get to keep them."
    Okay, maybe Dad went about it rather dramatically, but DRAMA is all a teenage girl understands. You gotta speak their language!

    Dad of the year candidate and I`d like to buy him a beer.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2340 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Would have loved it 3% more if he`d blown a Mac away.

    Still, good for him.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    February 9, 2012 at 11:44 am
    Good for him. Hope she learns.....
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:51 am
    @Photoking He didn`t shoot her laptop. He shot his laptop that he allowed her to use. And he never threatened her. He never hinted at any violence toward her. Social services has more important things to worry about than a good parent.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
    842 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:52 am
    He`s correct, but I do think he handled this poorly. She used a public forum to attempt to humiliate him, so he uses a public form to humiliate her? This won`t bring them close together and teach her a lesson. This will just drive them further apart. Sad dysfunction.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:53 am
    @jteachey1 She made her comment public to everyone but him. He made his response public to everyone but her. Seems fair.
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    AWalrus Male 18-29
    65 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:58 am
    @Bridezilla
    Sounds more like she was a disrespectful and unappreciative little sh*t, and her dad finally decided to show her that her actions had consequences, which sounds like something that you didn`t learn.
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    champbronc4 Male 18-29
    40 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:59 am
    In the end, the whole thing is a product of bad parenting.. If you look at the conflict alone, isolated from the fact he is her father, then yes, maybe you can agree with the father or think they are both wrong.

    But the fact that he is the father makes HER the product of HIS parenting. He is doing it all wrong. If your daughter complains, address the issues DIRECTLY with her instead of flipping poo.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Well, clearly he doesn`t understand how the mind of a teen works. Because the cerebrum is in the process of reworking itself for adulthood, the amygdala (which normally processes intense emotion) takes over the processing of logic and control which is why teens get so exasperated at things most of us shrug off. The net consequence of his actions is that the daughter is now more likely to rebel and pull away emotionally from her parents. In this day, that translates to increased likelihood of depression, teen pregnancy and school delinquency.

    He would have been much better off to talk to her about his feelings and how her actions make him feel.

    But, hey, this makes the father feel better, so I guess it`s worth it.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    Cyber policeman in action
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    510 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Did this girl raise herself or should the man in this clip have done some raising up?

    That this girl is so egocentric isn`t completely her fault. Her parents should take a good long look at each other too.
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    @RuralNinja.
    It may seem fair... if she too was an adult. All he did was lower himself to highschool level drama and effectively make the internet think his daughter is a brat. I don`t question the punishment, I question the delivery.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    What I don`t get is how did it take him half of his day to upgrade the software on her computer? You put the disc in, you click ok, and you walk away. It runs itself...
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    sounds like someone with firstworld problems wil be having secondworld problems. you`re going to have to pay for your own poo!
    and yeah i know i know about the teenage identity developing etc, and yeah she was just letting of some steam... thats what you got a diary for, disrespecting your family in such a punlic way.. isn`t cool. and for all of you saying.. Dad should have talked to her, whell she didn`t talk to dad now did she? and dad told her previously that this was not done. she had it comming.
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    I personally would have just told my daughter, "You know, facebook posts have their way of coming around to the ears of people, especially if those posts are about them. You might want to be careful in the future. People wont be as forgiving as I am," and left it at that. She`ll know to be more careful. I`m not gonna change the way she thinks. eventually she will come around. So long as she does what she is asked to around the house, that`s the limit of my control. I can`t control her thoughts. That would be very totalitarian of me.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Crinkles up paper.
    Looks like we got a badass over here.
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    geckohead Female 50-59
    591 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    I`m with dad and Awalrus on this one. If the kids today had any sense of respect, that which was taught to them, the world might have a bright future. As of right now, they all expect to have everything handed to them. Work? HA! A bunch of whiners, whiners!
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    champbronc4 Male 18-29
    40 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    @MrOrange who said " and for all of you saying.. Dad should have talked to her, whell she didn`t talk to dad now did she? and dad told her previously that this was not done. she had it comming. "

    To assign equal responsibility to each individual is foolish. Responsibility is burdened by the parents.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    who pays for software?!
    and btw...win parenting
    i grew up with almost nothing...and always managed on my own..and i turned up pretty good..so yea..he`s the best parent in my book
    and shooting the laptop was epic
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    RPGillespie Male 13-17
    217 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Seems like a waste to destroy a perfectly good laptop. I would`ve just changed the password and then made it into a family computer.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Wait... he spent money on software?
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    Dooodah Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    That chair makes him look tiny.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    "I have the impression that this guy thought the reaction was worth a destroyed laptop. If they can employ a maid then they`re well off and the value of the laptop isn`t much."

    when i was a kid my parents would say " we will give your toys to someone who will appreciate them" they never did, because i got the point. destroying something that has use and value for spite is stupid
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    maybe if you spoke to your child in person instead of speaking to her through a video, she might actually give a poo
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    He raised a child. When children get to be teenagers the frequently become bloody annoying. It`s nature`s way of telling you to drive them away to start their own pride/pack/whatever. If the stick around too long it`s annoying.

    But we keep them around and dependant far longer than is natural. Our big brains have caused our culture and civiization to evolve far faster than our bodies and brains can keep up with.

    So if you have a child, bear in mind that you will soon have a teenager. Raise them accordingly.

    This is a childish man, raised her wrong and then shoots stuff to express his feelings.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    love him. He`s my new hero
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    parenting win
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    A little rude reaction here but i can`t say this man don`t have reasons. Maybe it could be better to talk face to face to his kid in my opinion.
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    carpedog Female 40-49
    50 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    what a dysfunctional cracker
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    houtex Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    I`m ok with this!
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    Snow_Crash Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    I feel most sorry for the little brother, cause he`s gonna end up getting caught in the screaming that most definitely ensued.
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    @LordJim - You`ve got to be the most ignorant, bitter, tool in all of IAB,without a doubt. Everybody in this room dropped a level of intelligence just by reading your post. Seek help & I pray you never breed...
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    "But the fact that he is the father makes HER the product of HIS parenting."

    Yes, because all of your problems can always be traced back to your parents.

    People should grow up, take it upon themselves to show some personal responsibility and not blame their problems on daddy issues.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I doubt she`s the result of bad parenting. ALL teenagers back talk. She got caught once doing it on face book and was told the consequences would be severe if she did it again...she did.

    My old man... it would`a been the strap. But that`s abuse nowadays.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    wow what a duche
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Seems like a waste to destroy a perfectly good laptop. I would`ve just changed the password and then made it into a family computer.

    i think i would have sold it...but ya, waste of a perfectly good laptop.
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    Selous Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    his problem is he gave the daughter everything she wanted and needed, need to make the kids earn what they need/want
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    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    This is terrible IMO.. With 8$ there are much better ways to destroy a computer.

    Either way, to those saying he should`ve talked to her I advise you to rewatch the clip. He did talk to her, she even got grounded before. It was the second time it happened and since talking and grounding didn`t prove efficient then 8 bullets might do the trick.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    I suppose it`s a bit of an over reaction for a post on Facebook. We all have to vent our anger sometimes. But at the same time, this is awesome, because she won`t grow up to be on of those dickheads that gets fired for posting something stupid on Facebook (or god forbid gets kicked out of the army for a Facebook post).
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    I`m sure we`ll see this in the corporate whore media as "cruel and unusual punishment". I`m assuming this will be on Mr. Maddow`s show tonight as well.
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    @ ledzeppeloyd, What`s a "duche" douchebag?
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    I hope she takes it super bad, and does something stupid without thinking twice about it, like running away from home.
    That way, she can end up living alone doing ALL the chores, and working her way through school...
    Doing everything her father wanted her to do in the first place!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Holy crap sounds like a teen had a REALLY bad day.

    X(
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Well he`s right, it is stupid to wing so much about 1st world problems.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    This is amazing because seriously, this girl needs to learn respect. If she didn`t want this to happen, KEEP A DIARY and don`t post something public. Yes, we all need to vent (and maybe he would have reacted the same way even if it was a private diary he read) but the fact that she is posting this to mock her parents and disrespect them is awful. Too drating bad you have sweep floors, take out trash, and clean your room or unload the dish washer...rally girl? I hope he stick to it and won`t get her a new laptop. I think he should have sold the laptop though, that is my only criticism. He could have gotten a lot of money for it I`m sure. But, this gets the point across more. When she older and has a work ethic and respects people, she`ll look back and thank him. I know I thank my mom for making me work and honestly I think she should have disciplined me more. I got away with way too much when I a teenager and I was way too disrespectful too.
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    HerColdHands Female 18-29
    471 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Holy poo. Haha. He coulda sold the laptop or something and at least gotten the money back. He wasted a lot of money.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    "his problem is he gave the daughter everything she wanted and needed, need to make the kids earn what they need/want" Sounds like he was trying to make her earn the things she wanted by at least helping around the house if not getting a job as soon as she was legally able to. Both which proved to be just too much for her, therefore...no more computer.
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    There`s poor kids who might have appreciated that laptop and dragged their way out of poverty. Equally, you give your child everything they ask for, they will not appreciate a thing. I got my first laptop at 25 when I could afford one. Until then I used the house computer like everyone else. My parents only bought me stuff for christmas or birthday or if an essential thing (clothes, shoes, bed etc) had worn out and was beyond repair.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    I agree posting this message on Facebook was stupid it`s like those angry e-mails that tend to get employees fired. That being said I would`ve taken the laptop for a month after which give it back AFTER she a made an open apology on Facebook, that is she`d pen it down on paper and I (the father) would post it on her Facebook for her, that way she knows nothing on Facebook is secret.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    erk, too long. I think he could have done it better, but all parents see his point. f ucking whinging teen gereration...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Right the F*ck on.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    So. much. win !!! Personally, I would have shot a smiley face into that laptop and then gave in back....
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    trajik007 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    @Champbronc4 - "To assign equal responsibility to each individual is foolish. Responsibility is burdened by the parents."

    ...Does that mean that in the last case of the 15 year old who murdered another kid, her parents should have gone to prison?
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    trajik007 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    @bataleon22 - maybe if you spoke to your child in person instead of speaking to her through a video, she might actually give a poo"

    Maybe you weren`t listening when he said he previously had...
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    for a gun-toting redneck, he was quite likeable. I like the respect for the lady who cleans the house
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    trajik007 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    Also, for all of you whining and moaning about how that poor girl is being mistreated, why don`t you actually read up on it here:
    http://www.facebook.com/tommyjordaniii
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Go, Dad. :)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Ummm, Dad...You know she has to have that to type her school homework, right?

    Other than that, Right On!
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    So, to teach the girl a lesson, the computer must die? What if she uses the car without approval? Destroy the car? What id she throws a party in the house without approval? Destroy the house? I think you`re slightly misguided and very angry, Mr. Colt 45.
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    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    It is still possible to handwrite homework, though more difficult to write things like research papers. I think he was pretty restrained, and completely correct in his response. Imagine if more parents gave out consequences for their kids` spoiled, entitled behavior...
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    kw112 Female 13-17
    243 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    Not at all the way you should handle this type of situation. Psychologically, hanging your kid out to dry, publicly humiliating them, is only going to cause some major problems. This video is like the dad giving one big "drat YOU" to his daughter. And even if she has had that attitude with him before, as her parent it`s in no way acceptable to reciprocate that type of behavior. Yeah, she was being a brat. But the way this guy handled it isn`t helping anything. It`s not going to teach her a lesson. It`s going to make her over emotional and "hate" her parents.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Everyone should read bridezillas post.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    Because it gives perspective.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    There are people who would kill to have a dishwasher to unload, clothes to wash, floors to sweep, and a bed to make. This bitch thinks she should get paid because she has all this? drat that. Also, I don`t believe any 15 year old needs a laptop for anything other than facebook. Good job, dad. Can I try that gun now?
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    swaffire Male 18-29
    67 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm
    personally i think he`s in the right with this. i grew up being told to appreciate the things you have , and if you take it for granted then, that in turn, gets taken away. and besides, never fuc with parents, they know a lot more than you realize. explosive rounds ftw!
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2402 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    @champbronc4
    @14 that is no longer the case as she is forming her own identity, and is exposed to an influence (peers, t.v. teachers, hell society as a whole)
    Parents are taking their responsibility. How do you think a lover or employer would have reacted?
    No one apreciates public humiliation. she learned that lesson now.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    I am 23. My parents worked damn hard to make sure that my older brother and I had and have everything that we need. We ran our own business which meant that sometimes they had to work every day of the week. That also meant that I grew up learning how to answer business phones and take messages, how to help with laundry and sometimes cook dinner, how to take care of the animals they let us have. For this girl to complain when her parents have obviously provided her with a pretty damn good life. It`s not just a face book post. It`s a spit in the face and a pretty public one at that. Good for him for caring enough to try and make sure she doesn`t grow up to be a complete douchewagon. Wagon of Douche...
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    Gerry1of1

    So how did one publicly deface their father back in the day, Gerry? did yous guys like write on the house or something?
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    February 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    I enjoyed watching the shooting of the laptop so much, I had to watch it again, and again. I remember many times when my parents got on me for not doing things, and to be honest, I`m thankful for it, or I could be a real dick today. Great way to embarrass her, and great way to show that you`ve had enough. Girl was probably stupid enough in the first place to leave her passwords saved on her browser.

    By the way, for anyone out there wondering, he`s shooting a 1911, which is a gun chambered in 45 ACP. If you want to learn how to shoot pistols, its a great one to start with; and a great way to deal with unwanted technical issues.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 3:25 am
    Nothing warms my heart more than a spoiled brat learning a life lesson the hard way. Go dad!
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    PieceOReese Male 30-39
    47 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 4:23 am
    Slow clap. This man is my hero.
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 6:29 am
    45 was OK but I think a shotgun woulda been nice too.
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    KnitGnosis Male 18-29
    18 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 6:54 am
    Am I the only one that`s on the daughter`s side? FIGHT THE MAN HANNAH! Damn redneck parents making you do chores and stuff. And whats the point of destroying a laptop that you paid for? Just take it away from her and use it yourself. No reason to destroy it.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 9:59 am
    CaptKangaroo-"Publicly humiliate your kid?"

    She publicly humiliated herself. He just publicly demonstrated the consequences.

    yusuksomuch-"should have just erased the hard drive and donated it to someone who needs it"

    But then there wouldn`t have been a bullet-riddled laptop to hang on the wall as a continuing reminder to the girl about the consequences of her stupidity and disrespect.

    LazyMe484-" If they can employ a maid"

    Listen to the video, they are not employing a maid. A lady is working off a debt, which means he was nice enough to perform some service to the lady for service in trade when she didn`t have the money to cover it.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 9:59 am
    PhotoKing-"this guy is insane and should be reported to child services"

    On what basis? Is there some law that you can`t destroy your own property?

    Gerry1of1-"You know she has to have that to type her school homework, right?"

    Nope, she doesn`t has to have it. There`s this think called a `typewriter`, and the old Mark-I, series-I hand, pencil and paper.

    kw112-"publicly humiliating them,"

    Pay carefull attention: SHE chose the forum.

    KnitGnosis-"Am I the only one that`s on the daughter`s side?"

    Unfortunatly not. Which just goes to show you there`s more of the infantile `gimme everthing I "deserve"` generation on here than I`d like.
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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    741 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 10:42 am
    Love it.

    Of course, Princess wouldn`t have acted like she did if the parents had done a proper job to begin with. I guess to `flip poo` means the same as flipping burgers, cuz Princess is probably working down at Mickey D`s now.

    Oh yeah...daddy`s hot.
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    justadiver Male 40-49
    49 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 11:15 am
    I`m afraid he`s going to end up driving his daughter away.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 11:41 am
    "But then there wouldn`t have been a bullet-riddled laptop to hang on the wall as a continuing reminder to the girl about the consequences of her stupidity and disrespect. "

    lol ok i see your point
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 11:58 am
    It moments like this I love my son even more.We never had a lot of money,but we give him all the love he can stand.He never complained.He`s grown and on his own and doing well.
    Thank you Cowboy Dad for reminding me how good my life is. Hope yours gets better.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    eeeek!
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    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
    403 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    ChainsawNbud -"Of course, Princess wouldn`t have acted like she did if the parents had done a proper job to begin with."

    Actually no. My sister is EXACTLY like this girl. She is 20 and still writing crappy Facebook Updates about my parents.
    We were brought up in the exact same way and I never do that.

    My Mum said to her "When you write things about us on your Facebook wall, all our friends and your friends see it. You embarass us and if you like,I can go make a banner and put it on the front of our house so everyone can see what we think of you if you like?"

    I think there`s a Facebook generation that don`t understand what is and isn`t appropriate to post online. They don`t have a filter that stops them. This is something parents should start teaching their kids. But its something that hasn`t ever needed discussion in the past.
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    MajChase Male 18-29
    28 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    So he moved out, worked 2 jobs, went to college, and was a volunteer firefighter when he was 15yo?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    There`s this think called a `typewriter`, and the old Mark-I, series-I hand, pencil and paper.
    Two things:
    1)Can it do size 12 Times New Roman and all of the fancy features word processors provide quickly and easily?
    2)Is it still on the market (and I mean new NOT used)?
    Hopefully she still got school computers and his dads (which he or mother will have to supervise).
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    "Dishonor on you, dishonor on your family, dishonor on your friends, dishonor on your ancestors!"
    Gerry, she can ride her bike to the library to type.
    I honestly am in the middle about this one. She was being a brat, but I`m an awful brat too sometimes. Parents over react to this type of thing, and it`s not helpful. It doesn`t inspire respect. It doesn`t get your kid to do more around the house. It just causes fights.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Finally a father in this world that can do his dratin job properly. This guy deserves a beer or seven.
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    Stormwolf Female 40-49
    74 posts
    February 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Having just seen my 3rd son into adulthood (His 18th birthday was last week), I applaud this father. A little harsh, you say? Perhaps a bit, but this little girl is 15, and more parents need to be more involved in what their kids are doing online.

    He made a promise to her the last time she acted out, and this time, he followed through. I can guarantee that, while she might be angry at him for a good long time, she now knows that he means what he says, and he says what he means. She`s 15, and he`s absolutely correct: she has it easy. A lot of kids even now have to "make do" with what their schools or libraries.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 5:15 am
    One day this girl will realize how good her childhood really was.
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    xScalawag Female 18-29
    195 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Parenting 101: How to be an aggressive and childish father who teaches his children that guns solve problems. The girl was being childish, but oh wait, she`s a child. Have some TALKS to her, instead of violently destroying poo because you`re pissed off at a young girl.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    i`ve never had to make coffee for my parents!! if they asked i would make it for them. and i even did it out of the kindness of my heart few times.. but they never exspected me to do it fo rthem.. this guy has probs
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    More parents need to show their children what "Not fair" means.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    He`s an idiot. He should have sold the laptop and kept the money.
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    elhowell Male 18-29
    168 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 2:22 am
    That guys works in IT?

    poo.
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    MorfeuS Male 18-29
    289 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    there is an awesome dude schoolin` teh kiddo the right way,hat off,sir,well played
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    deputy Male 50-59
    449 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    scalawag: listen better, don`t skip to the end where he shoots the thing. He tells us all she has done something similar, and has been punished for it before. If you repeat your actions, repercusions tend to be a bit harsher.
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    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    Fury and retaliation cannot be used to teach children, it can only be used to punish children. Punishment is an attempt at forcing submission when parents believe that conversation has not been effective in teaching their child, the rationale being "I brought you into this world and have given you all that you have, so if you refuse to respect me, despite all that I`ve done for you, I will force you to respect me." This is not a false line of logic on its face, but is detrimental to true understanding long term.

    It is my belief that you cannot force human beings (rational human beings) to change their habits when they don`t understand the reason their behavior should change. After this incident, this girl will merely use this incident as reinforcement for her preconceived ideas about her father, namely that he`s an oppressive jerk. Whether or not her opinion is correct is irrelevant, she will just continue to victimize herself and learn nothing for it.
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    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    (damn character limits)

    My point being, as sad as it may be, we cannot force people to willfully change their actions. The statement is a contradiction on its face. I wish I could teach children exactly how the world worked through extreme measures. But I cannot. She`s going to have to come to the conclusion independently that she acted like a child, and these types of punishments won`t help that.

    So just talk to your kids. Be civil. It`s the best we can do for them.
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    Tomgil Male 18-29
    1 post
    February 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    @lyonartime - By that logic if someone committed a crime they shouldn`t be punished because they need to understand they did wrong on their own. Actions need consequences.

    She got in trouble for similar actions before so she was well aware what she was doing was wrong. She is 15 and therefore should be able to grasp a simple concept like not doing something you previously got in trouble for. The father told her her punishment would be worse if she did it again, but being the brat she is, she did it anyway. She deserves what happened.
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    XXN-A-T-ZXX Female 13-17
    123 posts
    February 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    ahh poo. as a 19yr old girl not far past that age, i can quite confidently say that this whole show will do nothing more than drive his daughter away from him. what 15yr old doesn`t moan about their parents/ try to be popular on facebook? that dad is a complete drating loonatic, i actually feel sorry for the girl.
  126. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    February 13, 2012 at 5:31 am
    @Tomqil-
    A. Not all criminals are rational human beings.
    B. Parental punishment =\= criminal punishment. The goal of parental punishment is to raise the best child that you can, the goal of criminal punishment is the maximize the good of society. The state does not have the resources to reform all criminals in society, and does not attempt to do so. The state is not your parent. Instead, it isolates those deemed too volatile.
    However, a child is a different matter. Even if your kid was a delinquent, I assume you`d do all you could to reform him/her because... Well... You`re the parent. It`s your moral responsibility.
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    jolimano Female 18-29
    1 post
    February 20, 2012 at 11:10 am
    That was great. So many teenagers act like babies in this country and have absolutely no want to even begin to realize what brats they truly are. And who cares if this just drives the kid away. When she finally matures and grows up and becomes an adult, that`s when she`ll understand her parents` frustrations and how embarassing her own behavior was. That goes for all you kiddies out there.

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