Dad Lip Syncs his Daughter`s Temper Tantrum

Submitted by: gingernut333 3 years ago in Weird

His 6 year old daughter had been in her room wigging out for about an hour, so dad decided to lighten the mood.
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Male 2,850
@CrakrJak

"or committed a felony"

Oooooh, very specific! So what non-felony crimes have you committed? :D
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Male 17,512
CaptK: "Some of us take the good and discard the bad.."

Agreed, we do. I didn`t say, "exactly the same". I said a "similar way"

"..based on your comments, you turned out great."

Thanks, My parents had great parents of their own and raised me right, accordingly. I don`t drink, smoke, do drugs, never been in prison or committed a felony. I graduated college and became a productive citizen of the USA.

"Your little list there shows you to be spiteful, impatient, and frankly, stuck in an unthinking stereotype mindset."

No, it means, like my parents I have a sense of humor and know how to use it. Also these parents didn`t "publicly mock the child", it was in the privacy of their own home.

"parents who indulge their emotions.." yell and beat their kids, they don`t use humor to defuse tantrums, your analogy is a complete fail.
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Female 1,478
RoboPatton, were you never a kid? Have you never thought about how you`d handle the situation if you were to have children? Just because I`ve never had a dog, I can`t give advice to a friend on how to cope with the death of a pet? Because I`ve never had a motorcycle, I can`t suggest to a friend a certain repair shop I`d heard of? It`s -advice-, and the advisee can take it how they`d like.
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Female 870
oh shut up everyone. She`s 6 and throwing a temper tantrum. If anything they should tell that little boy not to laugh so damn loud right next to her. He`s the instigator, not the parenting methods here. Cheese`n rice.
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Male 568
I love laughing at children being traumatized, thank you IAB.
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Male 2,771
CrakrJak- yeah, and based on your comments, you turned out great. I wholeheartedly disagree with your statement that we all end up raising our kids in a way similar to how we ourselves were raised. Some of us take the good and discard the bad, and try to raise our children in a better manner than we were raised. This doesn`t mean ignoring their behavior, or buckling in- but making it a family affair to publicly mock the child is just unacceptable. Your little list there shows you to be spiteful, impatient, and frankly, stuck in an unthinking stereotype mindset.
As far as #3 on your list, parents who indulge their emotions this way instead of their brains, do have consequences to their actions- but it`s paid for by the child.
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Male 2,424
Lol @ people without kids giving tantrum advice!
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Male 38,507

[quote]"Why not just tell her to sit in her room alone until she act like a "big girl"? "[/quote]
Sure, that`ll work. Kids throwing tantrums are known for being easy to reason with.
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Male 17,512
bleong: "Ignore bad behavior, if it was based on getting a rise from her parents, she gets no feedback from the walls."

Ignoring bad behavior isn`t a long term solution. In fact, ignoring your kids, like that, can lead to them acting out even more outrageously and dramatically just to get your attention. Kids just won`t sit still for "time outs", they will find a way to continue to annoy you out of spite.

If you show them you, as an adult, can out annoy and resist them, while appearing as though you are enjoying it, they`ll stop. This is basic reverse psychology and it works. I`m not saying that it`ll work forever, kids do eventually get smarter. You, as a parent, need to outsmart and be one step ahead of them.

When they realize they can`t out annoy you, when their bad behavior results in comic relief instead of consternation, they`ll stop it and not repeat it.
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Male 17,512
CaptK: "I hope you don`t have children."

What you have to understand is that we all end up raising our children in a similar way to the way we were raised. You criticize these parents for their mocking laughter, but I know what they did there will work to end their child`s brattish behavior. How do I know this? Because I can recall it working on me and I`m sure it`s worked on others here, when they were kids as well.

This wasn`t being done to be mean or cruel, this was done to teach valuable lessons.

#1 Throwing a fit won`t get you what you want.
#2 Throwing a fit is silly and comical.
#3 There are consequences for bad behavior.
#4 If you think you can out annoy your parents, your dead wrong.
#5 You`ll remember this when your own kids act like brats.
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Male 2,060
I`m 100% with bleong
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Male 2,549
Hmm, I kind of miss tantrums; my kids were always so snuggly after completely forgetting what they were upset about.
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Male 38,507

Isn`t it obvious the little girl is in the other room and can`t see him making fun of her? I thought it was.
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Male 34
As if there`s a rational response that will work on a child throwing a tantrum. Ridiculous is as ridiculous does. Dad goes to to toe with zero violence, and only mocks exactly what she says? Seems legit.
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Male 698
A bar of Ivory soap will take care of that.
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Male 60
there`s 2 ways of looking at this. The Father is either trying to show the little girl how silly she sounds by mocking her, in order to get a humorous response out of her. This is something I experienced myself, so I know it works!

However, there is a limit and an appropriate way in which to do it. The example shown here isn`t appropriate as there are other siblings around who are 1oining in, making the girl even more upset. The Father should also make it clear that it`s not acceptable for the siblings to taunt her in this way and that his performance was a one-off, way of trying to show how silly she sounds.
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Male 2,771
@CrakrJak- I hope you don`t have children.
@bleong- Agreed. I have 7 kids, 4 of then girls. Tantrums are a part of raising kids, but a choice- as some have suggested- of getting angry, ignoring, or mocking the behavior shows the limitation-= failing- of a parent.
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Female 2,764
hahahahahaha nailed it
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Male 99
Why not just tell her to sit in her room alone until she act like a "big girl"? Ignore bad behavior, if it was based on getting a rise from her parents, she gets no feedback from the walls. I don`t see the need to mock her on top of that.
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Male 17,512
"...being mocked by your father seems closer to emotional abuse than discipline."

It`s called fighting with humor. Sure, it does have the short term effect of seemingly being cruel. But it has the long term effect of curing the overall problem, vis a vis the hour long tantrums.

Kid gets upset --> parents get upset --> kid gets into tantrum --> parents resort to discipline --> kid remains in tantrum mode still hoping to get their way --> parents resist tantrum with more discipline --> kid keeps up tantrum ---> etc.

or

Kid gets upset --> parents get upset --> kid gets into tantrum --> parents get wise and mock the tantrum --> kid elevated tantrum --> parents laugh mockingly --> kid realizes that tantrum isn`t working --> kid makes one last futile attempt --> parents continue laughter --> kid finally breaks down and quits tantrum when it fails to get desired results.
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Male 99
I was just listening to a psychologist say that bullies almost always have low self-esteem because a person in power mocks them mercilessly and then the kid pays it forward to someone they can control. I am not saying she is acting appropriately, but being mocked by your father seems closer to emotional abuse than discipline.

As a father of a young girl, I don`t find this man funny or a good father.
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Male 2,771
Post should have been titled: Another contestant for parents of the year award.
This will surely be a learning opportunity for their children- We will mock you, and we`ll make it a family event- AND, we`ll record it, no doubt posting it on social networks to let others in on what great parents we are.
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Male 38,507

She does seem a bit old for a tantrum that big. But dad was still cool, not letting it get to him the way a lot of parents do
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Male 10,339
Good dad.
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Male 1,243
Good idea!
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Male 4,746
@Gerry1of1
The problem is, this kid is supposed to be six. At that point, she should know better. If she doesn`t, the parents have given in too many times and the kid feels it`s worth the effort.
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Male 4,746
Plus one to both posts by McThstlpnts. It`s giving in to your kids that causes temper-tantrums like this. When they know it isn`t going to work, it becomes a waste of time.

Also, it is setting a bad example for the siblings and for the girl. Taunting your kids will just make them harbour resentment. Remember, you are the adult here. Not one of the kids.
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Male 38,507

I disagree Thstlpnts. The boys learned that being a cry baby doesn`t get you anything but laughed at. And kids do the tantrum thing. Takes them a couple times to learn you won`t give in but they will go on for quite a bit before they learn that. A lot of parents would let the screaming gt to them and they`d end up crabby at the other kids. At least he wasn`t bothered by the noise.

Good dad.
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Female 1,540
And if she was going on for that long then they have given in to her before i.e. creating the problem for themselves.
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Female 1,540
While lightening the mood he was not setting a good example to his boys.
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Male 4,594
For some reason all I could think while watching this is that the dude is going to end up with a knife sticking out of his neck someday. That moment will likely come when the little bitch turns sixteen and he disapproves of her relationship with her burnout boyfriend and she announces that she wants to run away with him.
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Male 6,717
Let crybabies cry. World isn`t such a nice place.
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Male 7,031

This guy`s definitely a better lip-syncer than Ashley Simpson.
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Female 1,071
Link: Dad Lip Syncs his Daughter`s Temper Tantrum [Rate Link] - His 6 year old daughter had been in her room wigging out for about an hour, so dad decided to lighten the mood.
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