The Dad Who Shot His Daughter's Laptop
Children's complaints about having to do chores can be headache to parents. Children should be assigned chores appropriate for their age and ability level.
- Is it reasonable to punish?
- Tommy Jordan:The Dad Who Shot Her Daughter's Laptop
- Daughter's Facebook wall post versus Dad's YouTube video
- It takes a heart to be a father
Is it reasonable to punish?
What about for teenagers? It's a real challenge to parents to discipline their teenage children. Teenagers seek independence but can’t exist by themselves. Parents are there to support the children from infancy to young adulthood though it is a challenging task to go through the levels of disciplining.
With complaints on finishing chores and the challenge of disciplining teenagers, is it justifiable to punish them?
Tommy Jordan:The Dad Who Shot Her Daughter's Laptop
Spanking? Grounding? Yelling? These sounds like old-fashioned methods of punishment if you've heard about Tommy Jordan, the Albemarle, North Carolina dad who shot his daughter's laptop.
Daughter's Facebook wall post versus Dad's YouTube video
Who could imagine the Internet being used as medium for parenting? Yes, parenting can be done online. We just had the recent “Daughter's Facebook wall post versus dad's YouTube video.”
Was Jordan’s way appropriate and justifiable? Would shooting your kid's laptop work? As of this posting, the video which runs for 8 minutes and 22 seconds already gained 23,112,180 views with 253,861 likes and 22,784 dislikes. Considering the figures, 91.76% of those who viewed it liked the idea. The video entitled “Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen” received kudos and criticisms.
It takes a heart to be a father
It is still way better to just take away the laptop than shooting it. There are a lot of constructive alternatives to punishment. An intimate parent-child talk could have been done. Empathy for a child's feelings could have been shown. Win-win solution could have been found. There is no such thing as perfect way to parenting as children themselves are variable. Whatever works should be pursued but in a gentle way. Choosing to do the less between two evils is still evil. Give your child time to change and spend a little of your time with his time. Try as much as possible to prevent him from making bad decisions that could lead to bad behavior. Guide your child. Don’t miss positive reinforcement when he went the right way. It takes a heart to be a father.
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