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Crazy Christian Dad Sets Technology Rules [Pic+]

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UDUMASS
Male, 30-39, Canada
 61 Posts
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:08:02 PM
More entitled brats out there need parents like this

choonma
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 146 Posts
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:16:22 PM
I say bravo. It sounds like the kid misbehaved with the phone in the past so the dad is making his expectations clear.
I also don't really like how that title is worded, but that's my opinion.

ruthless1990
Female, 18-29, Europe
 3016 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:52:40 PM
well I'd rather have over-bearing caring parents who make rules out of a love & set of morals, than parents who don't care. It's easy once you've left home to do what you want and get over over-cautious parents who love you and can provide a secure home if needs be, than to move out with the emotional scars that come from neglect, with no place other than what you build to come home. You might not agree with what he's doing, but there's no doubt that this man loves his kids.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:27:20 PM

Canoas - It's like training wheels. If you are not responsible with the phone/computer you lose the privilege. Then, when the kid is 16 and he's told "If you are not responsible with the car you can't drive anymore" the kid will be self disciplined enough to be a safe drive.

All of those little lessons you leaned young apply to when you grow up.

keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2547 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:26:43 PM
What a control freak.. Here boy, have a beer and this hustler mag. There, now go enjoy your childhood.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4332 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 1:30:08 PM
Canoas-"I mean, it's not like discovering your sexuality is important during puberty, right?"

I'm pretty sure kids managed to accomplish this before the advent of the iPhone.

Canoas-"By phone you mean their phone, computer, mp3 player and tv?"

He means THE PARENTS' phone, computer, mp3 player & tv. NONE of these items are required to grow from childhood to adulthood.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 1:17:06 PM
whodat6484: Not at all, i was simply saying that if you didn't let bias stand in your way, you would have read about how some guy cared enough about his kids upbringing, which has some good points we could all learn from.

Kilgore89
Male, 18-29, Canada
 194 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 11:55:49 AM
On a different note, and I hope utlanning07 comes back to read this, not having a huge group of friends and being uncomfortable with small talk and large groups is not a sign of maladjustment. It's something called introversion and is incredibly common and perfectly normal.

You may not be able to walk up to a stranger in a bar and strike up a conversation but I am willing to bet that the small group of friends you do have are incredibly close. Introverts tend to have very good relationships with a few people instead of weak relationship with lots of people.

Further, anybody who tells you that being introverted is a bad thing, that you are bad at social interaction, or that you need to "come out of your shell and meet people" is either a jerk or doesn't understand introversion. It simply means that you interact differently.

My advice as an introvert myself is to accept and own it. If you are content having 5 friends instead of 50, why let someone

Kilgore89
Male, 18-29, Canada
 194 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 11:50:06 AM
I think one of the problems here is that people seem to think that just because something is generally accepted means that it is okay and everyone should fall in line.

Regardless of whether kids are swearing, sexing, watching shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, it doesn't mean that they SHOULD be doing these things. I was raised not to swear because there are better ways of communicating. There are a number of movies and TV shows that I wasn't allowed to watch because of violence and sexuality. Not once was I ostracised for this. If kids are alienating each other because they haven't watched a TV show or don't text message after 10 at night then THOSE are the socially maladjusted children. It is a pretty basic social concept that everyone does not have the same experiences nor should they.

A teenager can explore their sexuality without sex and pornography. A child can explore social relations without needing to be in constant contact with their peers.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3611 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 11:35:34 AM
The big problem is parents being too controlling over their kids, like utlanning07 said. It can go either way once they're on their own, like he said he's now socially awkward which I do see a lot of these days in teens in my neighborhood and teen children of friends. They have problems dealing with the basic things that make up daily life.

On the other end of the spectrum, I've seen a few that go off to college and end up partying, drinking, doing drugs, and all that other sh*t to make up for the time they lost while they lived under their parents roof. They ended up dropping out of school, in & out of rehabs and can't even hold down a job at McDonalds.

They can't let their kids do whatever the f*ck they want, just as they can't shelter them from the outside world forever. Both parents and children need to work together to reach a happy medium.

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2324 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 10:52:56 AM
woe.. these kids might actually grow up normal.. kids don't need access to this bullpoo.. when my friends wanted to contact me.. they called the land line.. that the whole house used.. we even had a special ring for the kids line.. i agree with this guy 100%.. anyone who doesn't has addiction problems

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 10:27:19 AM
He wants him to not become dependent (addicted) to his phone and to live life not through a screen.

That's how he is helping him not become a zombie. Glued to his fruit.

Canoas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:57:43 AM
"Canoas - the gets as much privacy as he earns. If he doesn't like any of the rules he can turn the phone in. Somehow he'll struggle through without it."
By phone you mean their phone, computer, mp3 player and tv? Because that's what the "contract" says.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:33:14 AM

Canoas - the gets as much privacy as he earns. If he doesn't like any of the rules he can turn the phone in. Somehow he'll struggle through without it.

irunfast86
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 324 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:22:07 AM
Crazy Christian Dad? you mean good father. some people actually set rules for their kids. he did go a little over board but, i will have a similar agreement with my kids.

Canoas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:18:02 AM
@Halfpintroo
And these rules prevent that how? I'm not sure if you've noticed, but none of these prevent him from becoming another zombie.

@Gerry
Because having no privacy at all is always good.

@Megrendel
Sure, you're right. I mean, it's not like discovering your sexuality is important during puberty, right? Or being able to listen to the music your friends listen to, or watching the same movies/series as they do. Who wants to socialize, right? It's much better to stay at home and play hello kitty island.

"Hey, did you see that last episode of breakign bad?"
"Nah, I can't watch anything that has drugs in it."
"Hey, did you watch that last episode of game of thrones?"
"Nah, I can't watch anything that has sex in it."
"What about the Walking Dead? Spartacus? Mad Men?"
"Nope."
"Forget it then.. let's talk about music, check out this song I found."
"

slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3232 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 8:01:56 AM
having read most of that (christianity gives me hives), i have to add that there comes a time in your life and the life of your kid where you just have to let them go, to do and be.

you raised them. do you have the confidence that you did a good job? do you have the confidence to say they turned out good?

if not, well, that's really your fault, now isn't it? its not the fault of the media or their peers or their teachers or their electronic devices. its your fault. so either guide them (not harangue them) into being respectable and respectful members of the community or give it all up, your choice.

but to come out with these grand pronouncements NOW sounds like a case of a little too much a little too late.

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:44:06 AM
This is gold. I've copied it and tweaked it for my 13 year old daughter. Score.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4332 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:37:30 AM
Canoas-"He can't lie."

And you have a problem with this? I think we see where your problem starts. Of course the kids will lie. This rules states catagorically what the consequences will be if they get taught. Thus, the kids are less likely to want to get caught.

Canoas-"He can't flirt with girls."

Actually, he can. He just has to do so in a respectable manner. Again, you have a problem with this?

Canoas-"He can't have conversations with his friends. (who would talk to a guy whose parent is reading everything)"

Actually, he can. He just has to do so in a respectable manner. Again, you have a problem with this?

Canoas-"He can't listen to most music and the hiphop, rap, reggae and metal genres are off-limits."

And this isn't a bad thing. We he gets all growd up he can choose his own music.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4332 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:17:44 AM
Canoas-"He can't watch any R rated movie."

Again, rules. I see you have a problem with rules.

Canoas-"He can't watch porn."

Again, we can see where you're an antisocial pervert.

Canoas-"He can't use any swear word (but his father can, in the same paragraph)."

I didn't not let my kids use swear words (even though I'm sure they did when I wasn't around). The point is it made them think before they spoke. They're adults now, and are free to use them.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4332 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 7:17:35 AM
Canoas-"He can't lie."

And you have a problem with this? I think we see where your problem starts. Of course the kids will lie. This rules states catagorically what the consequences will be if they get taught. Thus, the kids are less likely to want to get caught.

Canoas-"He can't flirt with girls."

Actually, he can. He just has to do so in a respectable manner. Again, you have a problem with this?

Canoas-"He can't have conversations with his friends. (who would talk to a guy whose parent is reading everything)"

Actually, he can. He just has to do so in a respectable manner. Again, you have a problem with this?

Canoas-"He can't listen to most music and the hiphop, rap, reggae and metal genres are off-limits."

And this isn't a bad thing. We he gets all growd up he can choose his own music.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 6:46:54 AM

@ Canoas, I agree with you. Overly controlling parents can harm their kids. But limiting internet access and not allowing the kid to swear is no where near "overly" controlling.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 5:53:22 AM
ZOMG!!1!! HE IS MAKING HIM PUT HIS PHONE AWAY AT 10PM!!!????

HE'S GOING TO BE SOCIALLY AWKWARD!!!


My last visit to Disney World, countless kids between 10 and 17 were walking around like zombies starring at a phone or ipad screen. Those parents are creating more social and well rounded individuals for sure, right Canoas?

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1461 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:59:51 AM
Utlanning07, It's small talk! Of course it lacks content. Just wait until you get blessed with small talk conversation loops at work. Every time you hear a loop your will power goes down a notch until one day you yell, "SHUT UP, just shut the hell up about your stupid SHAMPOO!"

Canoas
Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:48:32 AM
"@ Canoas LOL hahahahaha!
I hope you're just trolling. If not, be prepared to support your children for your entire life. "
No, I'm not. I'll raise my children as I was raised. Every single person I know with overly controlling parents is either socially awkward or a drug addict. Sorry, I won't force my children to be either of those. But hey, good luck to all of you, I'm sure your kids will be happy! I mean, it's not like social anxiety causes unhappiness, right? Oh wait..


@utlanning
It seems like you simply don't share interests. Perhaps you should try finding out what interests your friends and see if you have any common ground. Another problem is that if you stay at home too much you won't really have new experiences, which means no stories to tell, so you just need to get out more. I know it's not very good advice, but there's not much you can do really.

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