When I first watched it, I could feel for this dad. I could tell he was angry at his daughter’s betrayal and total cluelessness. From what he was reading, this girl clearly needed an intervention. It does my heart good these days when I see a teenager who “gets” it and appreciates their parents at an early age. But so many are just like this girl mentioned in this video.
Daughters are very special. We have raised a son and a daughter.(just so I’m clear, sons are special, too) But raising daughters takes different skills, I guess:) When my daughter was a little girl, I was her world. She thought I hung the moon. When she hit the early teen years things changed. She was changing and had differences with our parenting for several years. I can assure you, it was NEVER anything to compare with what this girl did. But, we had some issues. Those issues were OUR business, and OUR business only. My intense love for my daughter would never let me do something to humiliate her before her friends, in that girls case…the world via the WEB! Even though this girl had some horrible things to say about her parents on her facebook page. She is a fifteen year old and he is an Adult. He apparently reacted in anger. As parents, we handled situations in a firm, tough love type way. But, it was always done in love and we didn’t air our problems. Now that my daughter has matured, she has thanked us for our parenting. She made it through those teen years. She has blossomed into a confident, beautiful woman. I would NEVER do anything like this man did. That is going to leave a scar.
And on another note…blowing the computer away? What did that solve? They could have donated the computer to a needy family. I know this guy had a point to make. But somehow, I feel it was more about revenge than discipline. This should have been a private matter. We should not know about this. Don’t get me wrong. The girl should have received discipline in a private setting.
Postnote: Just saw a news story. apparently some people called the police on this man after this posted as they were afraid he might shoot his daughter. The police arrived, just to give him “KUDOS” for what he had done. Now I think I might be sick to my stomach. Only in Albermoro!