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    Your thoughts? Did this father overreact or do you agree with his punishment? Is this something that you would do if your child did something like this?
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    I can't say that I would've shot up my kid's laptop or posted it publicly... I probably would've simply sold the laptop... but otherwise, I agree with him. If that's what he needed to do to make the child take him seriously, so be it.

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    I liked the thing until he shot the laptop, what a waste. That could have been donated to a charity.
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    That dad's an asshole. Teenagers complain about their parents, that's part of who they are & what they are. So she complained on Facebook instead of in person or in an email or on the phone, who cares. He totally blew it out of proportion. What he *should* have done is (a) have a talk with her about their different expectations of family responsibility and try to come to an agreement, (b) remind her that some things just shouldn't be discussed on public forums, which Facebook is even with privacy settings, and (c) grounded the computer for a period of time and/or made her earn the right to get it back. Destroying the computer was senseless, even if he didn't want her to have a computer at all after that, he could have sold it or donated it to charity. But no, he's a big man with a big gun, gotta be violent.
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    Um, that guy just looks like a gun toting jerk IMO.

    I fully expect my kids to criticize my parenting and voice their dissent-- it might just mean I'm doing a good job.

    He didn't open a dialogue with his daughter about the situation, he shut her down. Perhaps some punishment was warranted, but this seems ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    That dad's an asshole. Teenagers complain about their parents, that's part of who they are & what they are. So she complained on Facebook instead of in person or in an email or on the phone, who cares. He totally blew it out of proportion. What he *should* have done is (a) have a talk with her about their different expectations of family responsibility and try to come to an agreement, (b) remind her that some things just shouldn't be discussed on public forums, which Facebook is even with privacy settings, and (c) grounded the computer for a period of time and/or made her earn the right to get it back. Destroying the computer was senseless, even if he didn't want her to have a computer at all after that, he could have sold it or donated it to charity. But no, he's a big man with a big gun, gotta be violent.
    I can't watch the video at work right now but some of the comments stated that he did that the first time and took her computer away for 3 months and she didn't learn her lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I can't watch the video at work right now but some of the comments stated that he did that the first time and took her computer away for 3 months and she didn't learn her lesson.
    This is exactly what I was going to reply. He says that just three months ago she did this very same thing... bad mouthing her parents on FB and he grounded her for that and warned her that she would lose all rights to the laptop if that happened again. I agree that he went over the top with shooting the laptop, I simply would have taken it away to donate or sell, so that was a waste.
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    I think he should havedonated the laptop but otherwise I think shes lucky shes not my kid.

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    I doubt we have the whole story, however the father had the right to do whatever he saw fit to do with the laptop.

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    I agree with everything the dad did/said until he whipped out the gun and shot it. I think that part should've been handled in a nonviolent fashion.
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