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Unread 02-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
I'm sure some of you may have already seen this video. But for those of you who haven't, the gist of it is this:

A 15 year old girl posted a profanity laden letter to her parents on facebook ranting about having to do a few chores around the house. This was the second incident that this happened. The first time the father had warned against her doing this and previously grounded her and took away all of her privileges. She did it again, and she thought she had it blocked from her parents who couldn't see it. Well, her dad works as an IT for a living and he was upgrading her laptop and adding new software ($130 worth of it) to get it like she wanted it for school. She had also begged him to get her a new battery for it and a new power cord and camera. The teen refuses to get a job an won't do the few chores she is asked to do. The father addressed these and because the daughter disrespected the father, he put some .45 caliber pistol rounds into her laptop.

Here is the video from youtube:
Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. - YouTube

I think the father is justified in what he did considering what the content of the post was and the fact that she had been fairly warned once before about this and did it anyway. However, some say the father acted out of anger and frustration and was also just as childish as his own daughter.

So do you think he was justified or do you think he over reacted??
I think it's the end result that matters the most - and the end result is, this whole incident got them to sit down and have a long heart to heart talk with each other.
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