Anyone who works with "at-risk" teens....would never applaud this type of behavior from a father. At least they wouldn't do it in their professional work because if they did? They'd be out the door so fast their head would swim! Where did you get your degree? Acme Counseling School of Correspondence? Did you find the address on a matchbook cover? At-risk teens especially have anger problems in most cases--they act out much quicker than other kids...what's this Dad teaching?? If you get really angry about something just take a gun and shoot something up. The laptop is not the issue here....that's an inanimate object. It's the relationship and attitudes. Any REAL professional would tell you....that they need to sit down and work out all the issues. It's not a "get back" situation for the parent...instead, it's a breakdown in coping and communication skills, and discipline.
That is AWESOME!! I would have done exactly the same thing...and I have 4 kids that make good grades, don't have a criminal record and are polite! Way to go Tommy....my new hero!!! I've had my kids watch this video....they love it and agree the punishment was well deserved.
I work with at-risk teens and have done so for the last 13 years. People simply see what they want & believe what they want to believe in terms of THEIR children. If people could witness & experience what I do on a daily basis working with youth, they would agree that Jordan was right as rain. He could have just as easily put those bullets in his daughter, so think about it. It's OK for the daughter to humiliate her parents publicly, but not the other way around, Please...you go boy!
Counseling? Really? Give me a break. How dumb. Looks to me that the prob has been taken care of. Can't even believe someone said that. You need a spine and some good old fashioned common sense.
Perhaps the lesson was more valuable than the computer. Raise your children your way and allow this man to do the same.
Personally I think a guy this old should know better than to even consider something like this! Do you people realize how expensive Hollow Point shells are!
still if he would have donated the computer somewhere where they could have used it and really appreciated it would have been better then destroying it. Maybe its just me but i was thought the value of the dollar when i was growing up. I dont have money to throw out like this person obvioulsy has. Take it awsy and donate somewhere.but thats someone who thinks with their brains not their emotions like this father obviously did
I guess we mostly disagree. I will agree there probably needs to be better communication so, ok, maybe some kind of counseling is in order. Especially after this whole thing went viral.
I still support what the dad did in destroying the laptop (the fact that a gun was used doesnt matter to me). Would I have put it on YouTube? Probably not. I'd have sent the kid to juvenile boot camp.
My parents whipped me when I was a kid. I know they would have for destroying mine, theirs or anyoneâ€™s property for ANY reason, period. If I were mad, throwing a fit and destroyed something, I would have my butt beat. I taught my child not to throw a fit and destroy property. I guess thatâ€™s no longer considered good parenting or parents should not set the example. I canâ€™t wait until she starts driving. Whenever she does something wrong, instead of taking the keys or otherwise disabling the vehicle, it appears that he needs to use that â€œshockâ€ value to get her attention. Maybe pour gas the car and burn it? Iâ€™m sure he can come up with something just as stupid and a majority of people will support him. In the mean time, Iâ€™ll just be disgusted that anyone could consider this, good parenting.
@ Jen and Just me....when people find this approach appropriate? Believe me...it's a sad day. This is obviously a family showing some severe problems. That girl is saying those things for many reasons not just because she's "spoiled rotten"...where there's smoke there's fire. Counseling is needed here. I know. I worked as a professional counselor in the past and for a time with families and teens. So, please, if you want to agree to disagree go right ahead, but that doesn't change what psychologists would say about this situation I'm sure of that.
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