Facebook Parenting or About the Guy Who Shot the Laptop

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With over 3.7 MILLION views on YouTube, almost 74 THOUSAND comments on the video, over 49 THOUSAND “likes” on Facebook, 21.5 THOUSAND Facebook shares and 22.5 THOUSAND comments on the original Facebook post, obviously this dad has sparked a conversation.

I finally watched the video and read the dad’s side of the story[below] and what I took away from the video is that these folks have been dealing with a teenager who has disrespected her parents in the past, has been punished for past transgressions and didn’t learn her lesson.

My daughter thought it would be funny/rebellious/cool to post on her Facebook wall just how upset she was and how unfair her life here is; how we work her too hard with chores, never pay her for chores, and just in general make her life difficult.

She chose to share this with the entire world on Facebook and block her parent’s from seeing it. Well, umm… she failed. As of the end of this video, she won’t have to worry anymore about posting inappropriate things on Facebook…

Maybe a few kids can take something away from this… If you’re so disrespectful to your parents and yourself as to post this kind of thing on Facebook, you’re deserving of some tough love. Today, my daughter is getting a dose of tough love.

I don’t get the adults who are raving at this guy.

What would you have done? Maybe you wouldn’t have shot up her laptop–I do consider that a waste of perfectly good tech. but I get he was making a point–but you agree she deserved some sort of punishment, right? Do you have a problem with it because he use a gun? It wasn’t like he brandished the gun at her.

Obviously, I don’t have a problem with what this dad did. What about you? Do you think what the dad did was justified or do you think it was too extreme?