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MotzTech
02-10-2012, 02:51 AM
It's a bit long, but stick with it. I would actually love to take that laptop apart and see what kind of damage he did.

http://www.break.com/index/father-teaches-daughter-lesson-about-facebook-2298729

Dameize
02-10-2012, 03:29 AM
Thats some epic parenting skills

Knightsman
02-10-2012, 04:49 AM
Sounds like a jerk to live with.

I grew up with lots of chores, to many imo. If your expected to come home and all you really have time for is chores and school work, theres too many chores. Doesnt leave much time for playing outside and learning to interact without other people outside of school.

He is on the video saying she is cussing to much, but what is he doing in his video that he posted for other kids to see? double standard perhaps?

Even if she doesnt have a lot to do, he sounds like a jerk. He could have totally done that in a more appropriate way. IMO.

YeOldeStonecat
02-10-2012, 11:19 AM
Parent teaching a kid to solve problems with a gun...GOOD THINKING!
Violence begets more violence.

4ycr
02-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Not the best method especially as so much home work research is done online now.

ljtechservices
02-10-2012, 03:20 PM
To quote Chris Rock: "Can't say I approve, but I understand."

having 2 teenage girls I can see where he's coming from.
Their crap gets ridiculous at times.

Had one flip out on me Wednesday because I asked if her chores were done as I came in the door from meeting with a client. Her one and only daily chore? Take out the trash. You would have thought I put nine through her laptop the way she whined about life being unfair. The activity I interrupted her from? making a playlist on her media player.
Said media player and laptop are confiscated for a while. I wont be destroying them though.

dbdawn
02-10-2012, 07:05 PM
I am fine with him leaving a video response on Youtube or his daughters Facebook page, however I think his overall response by using the handgun to destroy the laptop was not proper. What type of message is that sending to his daughter or to others? That it is OK to use a gun when frustrated or angry? I think he should have just taken away the laptop and grounded her instead of destroying the laptop like that.

NBCS
02-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Look at the bright side everyone,



It was probably an HP DV series laptop


/insidejoke

TechLady
02-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Yeah this vid is all over my Facebook page, people seem to think it's just great. I agree, the dude sounds like a jerk. Notice how many times he references himself.

I think the thing people are missing is that most likely the real issue here *isn't* the chores. At all. There's a power struggle and a major communication breakdown. The kid in question may indeed be a little bratty--but if the guy's solution to problems is shooting things, there's a problem.

16k_zx81
02-10-2012, 10:04 PM
I think the thing people are missing is that most likely the real issue here *isn't* the chores. At all. There's a power struggle and a major communication breakdown.

^That. Right there.

His response (reaction) probably isnt going to improve things between them.

Its like he's saying "Im so awesome, see how I can fix you" (publicly) None of that is about resolving the issue between them. Its all about him.

But y'know... thats cool. Her ultimate comeback would be to post a video on his Facebook page of herself getting drunk, smoking a few joints, and then gangbanging the football team. "I found a bunch of new things to do with my free time, thanks to you, Dad. Just wanted everyone you know to see the results of your epic parenting skills"

.

J-Bob
02-11-2012, 06:38 AM
I applaud that dad- I know if I did that to my parents (of course, FB didn't exist back then) that's what they'd do!
(my Mom would pound that laptop into toothpick-sized pieces, dump them throughout the house and make me clean up the mess with tweezers!)
(my Dad would then have made me pay him for the laptop, regardless of whether it was mine or theirs, and with that money would buy another laptop---- and shoot it :)
(and then Mom would destroy that one as well... and make me clean it up)
And then they'd ground me!
--
And I'd love them for it :)
--
I respect, fear, adore and love my folks too much to ever even humor the idea of posting such trash (most of what that girl said was bogus, anyway) about them ANYWHERE (especially a public forum like Facebook).

I feel bad for the laptop, though- such a shame. :P

I agree with the above, though-- there's a major communication problem with that family.

Martyn
02-11-2012, 09:11 AM
Well brought kids don't do things like that to start with and parents shouldn't react like that. He rules the home by fear probably so her way of getting back was Facebook. Have a proper relationship to start with and the children will have respect. Respect works both ways. This whole problem started way, way back by parenting incorrectly.

Appleby
02-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Well brought kids don't do things like that to start with and parents shouldn't react like that

Bingo. I would have NEVER said anything like that about my parents in public or private. I would have never used that kind of language. Those kinds of thoughts never even entered my mind. And as Martyn points out, my parents would have NEVER reacted that way. They would have banned me from the internet (the internet didn't even exist back then) and taken the computer away. But to destroy it to prove a point? No way. I think its also pretty telling how he demands that she pay him back for the $130 worth of software he put on the pc. Why? She isn't the one who destroyed it?

What I see here is a public display of an immature and vengeful child who has been poorly raised by an immature, over bearing, vengeful parent.

They have less than a 1% chance of ever having a normal family, even 20-30 years from now.

johnrobert
02-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Of course its fake looks more like a professional film production to me
I expect it will go viral

thecompu-doctor
02-12-2012, 05:43 AM
Of course its fake looks more like a professional film production to me
I expect it will go viral

how exactly does it look professional? Too much noise, not great quality filming either....

I disagree with the poor communication. He communicated his point 9 times over with exploding hollow tips. What more can be said? Besides it was a crappy hp G60.



While some of what you guys are saying could be right. There may be poor communication between all parties here. However, none of us know the rest of the story. We can only infer ideas based off what we "know." So let's look at what we "know." There is an unruly daughter in need of a major attitude adjustment with a bad habit of using excessive profanity. The daughter also say's she has tons of chores. While this may be true, none of us know for sure. One thing we do all know is that teenagers have a tendency to exaggerate.

What this father did was drive his point home hard and very effectively. It sounds like they've tried other methods of punishment, but this one could be one of the most effective methods (true it could backfire and she could post porn tapes of her and the football team). If the parents work it right, they just taught her and hopefully her friends several very important lessons.

1: nothing you do on the interwebs/computer is private.
2: you better respect your parents
3: your parents are not your friends
4: the people you least want to see your content online can see it.

Now the parents of this girl should continue this lesson by teacher her how truly hard some have it by signing her up to volunteer at a women's shelter. They then should teach her what it is really like when you have to clean up others "sh!t" by having her volunteer at a nursing home. With any luck this could help her become a more responsible young adult and perhaps she may find her calling with what can be an immensely enriching experience.

For it's face value, I applaud this father's decision to drive this lesson home hard.

Knightsman
02-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Well, the video i originally saw, and the actual 8 minute video are very different.

In this video, he explains what her chores really are, and if he is being truthful, then she does sound a bit like a spoiled brat. although I would never ever talk like that on facebook about my parents. I'd probably be thrown through a wall. But it does change my opinion a bit on the dad.

http://www.metro.us/newyork/life/article/1094212--tommy-jordan-a-lesson-in-facebook-parenting

scottjess
02-13-2012, 01:55 AM
I applaud Mr Jordan and his approach to parenting; I wish my parents were like him; maybe I would have turned out differently :-) more disciplined etc.
He has had visits from the Police and social services and all are good with what he did.
The police even gave him Kudos from the whole department.
I just wish he had have used his AR15 to shoot the laptop :-) that would have driven the point home.

scottjess
02-13-2012, 02:02 AM
Something like this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Azg6FcpO0&feature=endscreen

Dameize
02-13-2012, 03:10 AM
this video has actually gone viral. I was reading the news the other day on my tablet and it was on sky i think it was in the tech section lol