Sunday, 12 February 2012

Parenting Done Right

After I saw this video, I tweeted and Facebooked about it, and now I'm blogging about it. I can honestly say this is the kind of father I wish to become. This man belongs in my pantheon of Gods. Which is way to big as it is, but he can be in charge of keeping them in check.



Have a good day y'all.

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  1. Teens will complain. That's what they do. That's what I did. I grew out of it. My parents knew this, expected this, and ignored it when it occurred. They were adults and behaved as such. I don't agree with what this man did at all.

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    1. Yeah but he's clearly partly insane, he has no grasp of reality. And a gun.

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  2. I agree, though I think the man did what was right and grounded her.

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    1. He's a pretty cool guy, eh shoots his daughter's laptop and doesn't afraid of anything.

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  3. I agree, kids these days are nuts. And Im a young guy. But I do have a problem with this guy.

    He says she bought the laptop with her money, and because of that it would be stealing if he gave it away or sold it to some people or needed it. Ok. But he goes and shoots it up. What is the difference?

    Lets assume that the money she used to buy it came from her parents, well, then she didnt really buy it. The parents did. But with that logic, the parents didnt buy it, the Federal Reserve did. The guys who print money. The US government. Semantics sure but isnt this just as bad as selling or giving HER laptop away?

    Lets now assume that the money WAS hers. From family members and friends to doing stuff at school etc etc does not matter lets assume its hers. Well, now its a bigger problem. I hope I do not need to go into details here.

    You dont humiliate your child in front of millions of people, her friends, etc and destroy the laptop she paid for.

    Should she of been disciplined? Hell yeah. Was this the right way? Fuck no. Relationship ruined.

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    1. I'm pretty sure he bought her this laptop, as he said that she can have another one when she buys it herself, and that he wasn't going to get her another one. It taught her a lesson, you can be damn sure of that.

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    2. He said she bought it with her money in the video and that it would be stealing if he sold it or gave it away, hence his decision to shoot it with his 1911.

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    3. I didn't hear him say that in the video and I just watched it again.

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    4. I didn't hear him say it either. Though he did say she only had to pay him the $130 he spent on software, not the original price of it.

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  4. Yeah, seen it already thanks to you. Like I said, that man's my hero. Not quite my God, 'cause I don't have anyone ruling over me or judging me, but a real big hero for sure.

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    1. I don't really want this guy judging me. He has a gun and he's not afraid to use it.

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  5. Teens complain because they're all a bit mentally unbalanced. They want attention and they hate chores. They think they're the most miserable people only because they don't know what other people are going through.

    The dad was right about grounding his daughter, but he should've just talked to her about it. Not tell the whole world. 'Cause after what he did, everyone will know. It would be embarrassing for Hannah and she'll only get more rebellious.

    Or she might be thankful that the laptop took the bullet instead of her.

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    1. I'd be thankful it took the bullet not me. I wasn't that bad as a teenager at all, and I don't think the classic "she's just being a teenager" excuse can and will cut it here.

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  6. I think his method was a bit too much, really. And why is he an IT guy and paying for software? What kind of suite did he have to install for a 15 year old girl who just used facebook?

    I've never had anything of mine shot up, but I bet it smells funny afterward.

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    1. It smells like discipline lol. Actually IT guys are amazingly not pirates. I guess working in the business gives you a respect for the people who do the job. Or you just know enough trade secrets to know you're better of paying.

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  7. hmm..I patiently waited for the video to buffer but I don't think I have much time to check it out, I lasted only at the very beginning-like "Juno" said, "it started with a chair,and ended with a chair". haha..
    obviously, I didn't get to see the video but I think I already have an idea..
    but whatever, thank God he's not my dad. haha.
    I was born mid 80's and grew up in 90's and social networking at that time is nowhere to be found yet. but there was this one thing that my father hated me most-reading pocketbooks. He almost threw a whole box of pocketbooks out of the window just to make stop me doing of what I do. I'm too addicted and can't do my chores properly. so he's mad about it.

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    1. I think I'd encourage reading, don't worry about that. Basically his daughter posted a long tirade about her parents on Facebook, and complained and moaned and swore and insulted them, so he shot her laptop, grounded her, and said if she wanted another one she'd have to buy it herself.

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    2. oh! now I know,

      I think it serves her right.

      teenage nowadays are complicated.

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  8. I do think this was a bit overboard. I would have taken her laptop away for a long time. Is it wrong that I wish there was a video of his daughters reaction?

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    1. No I want to see that too. He took her laptop away from her for a long time. Technically.

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  9. This might sound unreasonable, but here we go.

    My kids will not have phones, laptops or anything similar to this. If they do get it, they'll get it because they had a job and saved for it. Poppa shouldn't be updating her software or anything like that. With none of it around, we won't have this issue.

    I've been working since I was 15 years old. I've bought and paid for everything I wanted on my own. My kid will be doing the same if he or she wants that. Period and end of story.

    P.S. This guy is cray cray, and quite possibly doing it wrong. AND going overboard in the process.

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    1. I <3 you. Have my babies. We'll raise them right. It was a bit overboard sure, but shock value is great, plus you have to go too far.

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  10. You know.. one part of me wants to shout "Hah! Serves her right!" It sure is disrespectful, not only to the parents but to herself. Kids these days.. They complain and complain. Some got it easy. There's a much harder life after highschool.. after college. And the cleaning of the house, washing of dishes.. those are regular household chores! And those only take a few minutes to finish. Why complain about it?

    And another side of me wants to shout "WTF?! A gun!" I'd assume that the parents bought the laptop (as he said, also spent $130 on software), but using a gun was a bit... too much. And to post a video on YouTube, this action might make his daughter get more rebellious. It's either she learned her lesson, OR she'll be more rebellious.

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    1. Oh, and Mark.. I think I'm gonna post this on my blog, too. I'd like to see the reactions of my friends on this one. Thanks.. :)

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    2. If she gets more rebellious he still has a gun. I do love computers and consider it a waste of a computer, but sometimes you really have to go too far. If you don't your kids will keep pushing the limits, he sure as hell showed her his limits.

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  11. Haha what a genius. The poor girl probably has no friends left after this! This video is ammo for a lifetime of bullying.

    I think the whole family has issues!

    GM x

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    1. They don't sound like too great a family nah but when you have a crazy bastard like this as the head can you blame em?

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  12. I can understand why this dude was upset. It's not nice finding out someone was dissing you online. BUT! He went too far in his punishment. Fair enough, ground her, take her laptop away but he should not have destroyed it. Or posted that online because he was just doing the same thing she did to them so he's a hypocrite.

    Plus, what ever happened to free speech? Or voicing your opinion? He's basically just repressed and censored her views. I hate this guy

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    1. Well yes it was a nice exercise in how not to do free speech, I will give you that. Plus there are much worse things you can find on a teenage girls laptop.

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  13. I love this guy.. what a legend. you don't disrespect your parents online.. thats like a rule or something

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    1. Also, he's a little crazy. And I like that in a parent

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    2. I like a little crazy in anyone, not just a parent.

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  14. I do think this was blow out of proportion but justified. Speaking from an older teen's perspective some parents just don't know how to actually discipline teenagers.

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    1. Thank you, it's nice to have a teens opinion. Probably out of proportion yeah but he is a gun crazy American. I was nowhere near this bad as a teen, and I'll be going into that in a few days.

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  15. I think this family need to see a therapist to learn to sit down and talk properly with each other. Or make the effort to talk to each other face to face not on camera or on facebook.

    Oh. Dad needs to put that gun away.

    Take care
    x

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    1. I think they need more guns. Maybe paintball guns or laser tag in the interests of safety.

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  16. "When I was your age I had moved out of the house, lived on my own, went to college while in high school, worked 2 jobs, was a volunteer fireman, and still went to school." Big deal. When I was 16 I had graduated from evil medical school, worked with Carl Sagan in the development of an invisibility shield to protect the earth from an impending alien invasion, worked 3 jobs, was a licensed member of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, maintained a rather extensive collection of rocks I collected on one of my trips to the moon, and still went to school.

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    1. When I was 16 I was playing video games all day erry day. I tip my hat to you.

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  17. I understand his being angry, but this puts him on par with his daughter. That said, my parents wouldn't have tolerated this from me and I knew it. And I as a parent, don't tolerate it from my kids, but then again I raised them to be decent human beings. Facebook makes it too easy to be cruel sometimes.

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    1. I've still seen much worse things come from Facebook. Your Irish, if your kids mess up, you give them a fiery sermon on Hell. Then have a drink and punch me in the face for racial stereotyping. I'd like to raise decent human beings, and not go this far myself.

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  18. This all seems a bit over the top to me. If he'd seen this kind of post on his daughter's Facebook why didn't he have a proper conversation with her one on one, calmly, rather than sharing this all over the internet. It seems a bit ridiculous to me. I tagged you in the Tag Me - Tag You blog tag post too :) xxx

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    1. I'll get to it. That's just not how men with guns solve problems really.

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  19. I don't see why he shot up the laptop. I can understand his frustration with his bitch daughter, but if this is the way he responds to the situation, by destroying the several hundred dollar equipment, I think I have an idea of the kind of household that raised the girl to be the way she is in the first place.

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    1. Aye, seems far from the best household there is. He seems pretty rich and an IT guy is probably kept busy. I don't think him and his daughter have that much of a relationship which probably did help build up to this kind of situation. It is also a waste of a laptop.

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  20. He's my hero...yes he's playing on her level by shooting up the laptop but I bet she won't try anything like that again. Sometimes you have to shake things up a little.

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    1. Indeed you do, and I'm glad someone else has seen it that way.

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  21. I just saw that. Tons of people are complaining that what he did was attention whoring but I don't see it that way.

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    1. Nah I don't think he's being attention whoring.

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  22. heh lol, but yeah ,handling it the " american way" i suppose :D

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    1. Well this is one thing that could be handled that way.

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  23. I respect that man. His methods may be questionable, but they'll sure as heck work.

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    1. Plus it probably got the job done, and he didn't shoot the girl.

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  24. Tad excessive but seems to have needed to be done.

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  25. The other day Mum was telling me about how bad I was. Her rage was nothing compared to his.

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  26. How do you go to college while being in high school?

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    1. Can't you be jumped up grades as well as held back?

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  27. What a man, a man's man, a hero among men.....

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  28. I loved this, and I think if more parents were like him then the world would be a MUCH better place today. Kids are too entitled and spoiled today. They're rude, irresponsible, disrespectful and have no real understanding of the value of hard work and responsibility.

    Kudos to this guy for teaching his daughter a lesson.

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  29. Parenting. FINALLY, signs that the middle class (upper middle class, in this case, but still) still believes in actually PARENTING the child.

    DISCIPLINE YOUR FUCKING KIDS. THE WORLD WILL NOT CODDLE THEM, AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. Love them, comfort them, believe in them but MY FUCKING GOD!

    Dude, Mark, do you know how many rants I've done in real life about this very thing? Y'wanna know what I got as a kid? The same my kids will get: military drills, standing in the corner, fire drills, and a whuppin'. Just whup dat ass.

    Now I've heard of others who've had it worse. All I ever got was the belt or bared, open hand upside the ass. Honestly, the scariest parts was my dad's Discipline Voice, the very same voice I now have for all that I don't have kids. Yet.

    Other people? Worst I've ever had was a stripped peach switch from my grammaw, and that was once when I was rather little. I've heard from others that they've gotten frying pans, telephone cords, hangars, all sortsa shit.

    But y'know what? Every last one of us (myself, those "others" I spoke of earlier) are generally good people. I certainly as hell have never stolen anything, everything I own I've earned on my own. Responsibility and the superiority of cleanliness are what my parents drilled into me, and I NEVER reacted the way this little brat apparently has.

    Sure, it might be a little overboard, as others in this comment section have pointed out. But y'know what? It gets the point across.

    And ultimately, that's what I want to see from other parents as well as myself. Teach your damn kids. Discipline your damn kids. Because if you soften up on them, the world itself is going to chew them up and spit them out, and YOU'LL have to deal with the fallout.

    I'd hate to think of what kind of brat his daughter'll turn out to be if he wasn't at least TRYING, y'knowwhatImean?

    So yeah, I support this. A lot. Hell, I hope other parents do the same fucking thing.

    As is, I'm of the type in this comment section that also believes teenagers should earn their fucking gear. One thing that always trips me the fuck out is seeing 13 year olds sexting in a mall or all over the place on the internets actin' a fool, posting provocative pictures and such thinking there'll be no repercussions.

    It's not the kids I wanna beat down, it's their fucking parents.

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    1. I never got corporal punishment as a kid. Well, when I was a wee boy I got a bit, but overall I was pretty respectful and well behaved. I think I turned out reasonably well. The biggest problems I have in my life were not caused by my parents. You have to show kids you won't stand for no shit, or they'll just keep on giving it.

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  30. No one knows what they are getting into when they decide to have children. Some people still don't get it even after they have them. They look at having a child as a cute little accessory to go along with the adorable diaper bag and stroller they bought. There those that are really good parents and try, but outside influences prevail over their kid and then they turn into this guy. Sometimes you have to get a little crazy to keep them guessing. I don't know that I would pop a cap (or nine) into a laptop, but I think there won't be any more problems like this for a long time. Or she's going to run away from home. When its your kid and you love them (and don't treat them as an accessory) you want the best for them. Sometimes that backfires. Sometimes that means going to extremes. While a lot of the time it is the lack of parenting, it isn't always, and until you are in the same position you don't know how you are going to react. (And believe me, I see things on tv and online that make me sick and I have all kinds of opinions as to how I would react, but I am doing what I feel is right for my own kids - and I get complimented all the time on how well behaved, polite and considerate they are - and that is all I can do.)

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    1. You made a whole lot of sense there, thank you for that :)

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