A father compromises his teenaged daughter’s Facebook page, and her privacy — and possibly her civil rights — and finds a long diatribe she wrote in anger, apparently, about how her parents mistreat her. And then he responds, by recording this video, and posting it to his Facebook page — and hers.
I would not be surprised if there are legal issues involved, and I would not be surprised if he gets a visit from law enforcement or child protection officials.
You have to watch the entire video though to the end, but don’t skip to the end.
Yes, teenagers can be tough to manage. Yes, it can be hard to teach responsibility. Yes, it can be hard to relate to someone who has grown up in a very different world than you did. Yes, it’s frustrating when kids and teens don’t understand what it really cost — not only financially, but emotionally — to put a roof over their heads and food on the table.
The father, Tommy Jordan, on his YouTube page, writes, “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.”
But, as the person who shared this video with me wrote, “You never parent through shame and embarrassment. And guns.”
Just pause for a moment and think about why he’s has just taught her.
What may be just as bad as this father’s parenting skills are some of the comments supporting him on his Facebook page.
Frankly, I was a little torn in the beginning. Except that he posted this online. Until I got to the end. Then I was furious.
And I can’t help but think, millions of Americans, and dozens of state legislatures, are trying to keep gay men and lesbians from adopting children and raising families in a loving environment because we can’t be trusted to raise them well? Exhibit A, in opposition, right here, your Honor.
What are your thoughts?
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