I’ve seen a lot of support for the father who shot his daughter’s laptop and posted it to Facebook. I know while watching it on screen it seems funny, but, if this is reality, there’s nothing funny about it.
I wish people would put themselves in the daughter’s shoes. Not that she doesn’t deserve consequences for her rant on Facebook, but she has a father whose solution is to use a .45 caliber gun and shoot her laptop. What’s wrong with this picture? So many things are wrong…
1. His reaction is equally juvenile – you can’t discipline immaturity with immaturity.2. His reaction is violent – he didn’t have to use a gun. A hammer would have the same effect. Or, how about this? Wipe everything off the laptop and donate it to charity. Same effect but better message.
3. He complains about her swearing in the post all the while swearing away himself.4. His solution to her rant is to embarrass her in front of all of her friends. He’s retaliating, not parenting.
What happens after that post? What does he do that we don’t see on Facebook?Those of us with teens have all been on the brink of ultimate frustration, but fighting fire with fire will only lead to more drama and pain down the road.
Yeah, Dad, you got your fifteen minutes of fame and embarrassed your daughter on Facebook, but long term, what did you accomplish other than to alienate her even further?What are your thoughts?