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I doubt it, although that was certainly a (fairly funny) side effect.
Look, I think we all agree that people, especially teenagers, need to vent from time to time. Chica didn't write it in her diary or call up her bff or whatever, though. She posted a rant that was disrespectful not only to her parents but to a person working for them, and she did so in a very public forum. It doesn't seem at all unreasonable that facing the consequences of that action in the very same public forum would be instructive as to why it should not have been done in the first place.
I don't necessarily agree with the people that are saying the gun or the destruction of the laptop was over the top, but I can see why it bothers some. Frankly, I don't know enough of the family's history to make an informed opinion (and I suspect a lot of the criticism is just knee-jerk OMFG GUN!!!! reactionary stuff). I do disagree with those that say posting the video was wrong because it might make chika feel bad, though. There are consequences to her actions, both for her and others. Best she starts figuring them out.
How far do you have to tow the cow?
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
It was over the top but she decided to post that horrible passage on facebook, which was meant to humiliate. So how Would you enablers handle the teenager who defies your authority? I haven't read a single post from any of you people who champion mediocrity and give out 8th place ribbons on how you would discipline this kid for what she did A SECOND TIME TO HER MOTHER AND FATHER AFTER BEING WARNED AND GROUNDED TO NO AVAIL? None of you have kids that age so step back from your computers and interact in the real world for a while. Your lack of interpersonal skills is showing again.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
I would shoot stuff and film a video and show that to my kid.
That way I wouldn't have to talk to them face to face.
This post was edited by MalibuMan 23 months ago
Take a break. Seriously. Shut down the computer and go make a friend.
The parent has to be the bigger person. And I hope that by the time my daughter is that age, I will have learned the proper parenting skills to handle a situation like that without humiliating her and still teaching her a lesson...without discharging a firearm.
Personally I don't champion mediocrity. You're a PI attorney-- it's your profession.
It's hard to imagine that you could be so clueless. Probably you are just trolling, but I'm a sucker for CAPS LOCK so I'll play along.
Once you've raised your kids to adulthood (mine are in their 20's) you may understand the less superficial control issues lurking in the background of this dispute between these two self-centered people. Shooting the kid's toy might relieve the dad's feeling of impotence for a little while, but anybody who has raised teenagers knows that eventually they will think and say things that you disagree with. I don't really have issues with what the dad did--I suppose he's allowed to destroy his family's possessions as he sees fit, but I doubt it had the desired effect on the target audience. I'd guess that most of the daughter's friends thought the video confirmed things that she says about her dad being a knucklehead. The daughter will play along with dad's rules for now because she doesn't want anymore of her stuff shot, but now he has to wonder what's in the coffee that she has to fetch him.
"A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still."
The comments on the video are hilarious.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Bill O'reilly is about to talk about this.
Teen Mom 2. All I need to teach my daughter about dbags.
I wanna meet the daughter in a few years. Sounds like she was your standard teenager rebelling against her parents, as most do, now she has full on daddy issues. Complete with crazy compulsive problems if she's anything like her parent. No way this chick isn't a freak. Is this guy from Vietnam, need to see pics of the daughter.
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
As a result do you think his future grandson will wear a dog collar?
This post was edited by rob 2 years ago
"I think the world is run by C students"
Seems a bit young for Vietnam.
UM, Green Bay and Chicago teams all have one thing in common: They all suck
I was just about to suggest people put their own age, plus age(s) of their offspring next to their opinion.
I know, that's why I said in a few years. Chicks with daddy issues are a glorious thing to behold. Just don't let em hang around too long.
What to O'reilly say?
I like where your head is at. I suppose you may be a bit of an expert on chicks with daddy issues too.
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