The fact that so many people are praising and defending the dad is just further proof of how aggressive and out of control people are.
@Just me....read my post to your friend, Riley. I stand by it. Going "big" as you say to be effective and bring about positive change again doesn't have to include weapons....of course, no crime was committed against the daughter directly--and obviously I never hinted it had. The real point is...it's not an action a mature, responsible parent turns to...to get a kid's attention. Inappropriate postings on Facebook happen...There are other ways that are more effective in getting your kid to stop. I think that goes without saying. As you said, YOU'D never do this as a parent...thus, why support that action in another parent? It's not really productive, hon!
@Riley...You know full well I didn't suggest that the Dad's actions was a "murder" by any stretch of the imagination! Nice try in using gross exaggeration to try proving a point...however, it falls flat
No problem with guns here when used safely and responsibly! So you won't win any point on that statement. I will re-assert though...that shooting up a child's laptop is inappropriate and quite unnecessary!
Kids can rebel from the teachings of parents. Yet, she's only 15 and through counseling...with her parents can work through that rebellion. The attempt needs to be made especially in light of this incident. I used to be in helping services...I believe this is the real route to go to facilitate a lasting and positive change.
@Sneakerbean... True, law enforcement have the correct training and no better then to discharge a gun unless necessary. I have several guns and would not have done that. However, once kids reach a certain age they tune you out. If you didn't establish the lines of communication early they post crap on their facebook. Go big or go home. He went big. He hurt his daughters laptop, not her. @mysterious girl.... I've seen 13 year olds post on here. Where are those child's parents?
@Sneakerbean and mysterious girl.
No matter how hard people try to teach their kids at the end of the day its the kids who decides what to do with what they learned.
if you guys have a problem with guns than your real problem lies within murders and jees I didn't know shooting a laptop was committing a murder!!!
@just me. Am glad you liked the booksâ˜º
@Riley...Yes, it is a gun. Something that shouldn't be necessary in dealing with your young person who's out of hand regarding their laptop. Fact: You teach your kids coping and anger management skills by how YOU cope. You teach by example. There are better ways of handling a conflict like this. Dad needs to find it.
PS Remember: We don't know enough about him to know if this guy could well be capable of more. Granted, just because he did this with a gun doesn't mean he would kill anyone. Yet, there's no guarantee either. It's better to get these kinds of conflicts handled and settled without weapons. This Dad and daughter have communication, trust, and boundary issues to confront and overcome. The sooner the better, too.
@Just me...this is hardly a gun control issue! No need to rattle the NRA sabre! Please! My father was in law enforcement....that being said I was around guns all the time. Never once did he use guns in such a manner. It wasn't necessary. He had more effective ways of handling conflict and bad behavior on our part. You did bring a good point though "if parents would just discipline little ones"....Yes, raising your kids properly and consistently starting when they are quite young is the answer. By doing this, maybe parents and their kids wouldn't find themselves at this point that we read in this article. I think this story reflects a parent/kid relationship that got way out of hand. So...work on parenting skills and the breakdown of communication and behavior with the daughter...and put the damned gun back into the gun case....and LOCK IT UP!
@Riley...like Just me...I'm pretty sure who you are too.
well i'm still a teen, 19 at that and i think this was definitely tough love. of course if my dad did that to my laptop i'd get mad, but there's no way i'd put up something like that on facebook. plus i've got friends who are spoilt rotten plus you could hear how disappointed the dad was. this was just a show of tough love and i'm pretty sure the dad would never point a gun to his kid....so there..
I certainly agree with Tommy Jordan. His daughter is a spoiled rotten kid that thinks she is entitled to whatever she wants when she wants it. She needs her butt spanked. Guns are good if handled with care and he did the right thing. When she learns respect and has to pay for her own "blings" she will appreciate the lessons she just received. Too many parents back down and the kids keep thinking they are "Justified" to receive everything they want and don't understand they have to work for the priviledge to "having it all". This is PART of what is wrong with America (plus our self-justifying politicians). Thank you, Dad. We parents who have worked so hard and long appreciate hearing from a dad who cares and "gives a damn".
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