Working on getting David admitted to psych again. He is throwing up his meds, stealing and refusing meals. He has lost 5 pounds in the last week due to throwing up his meds.Tweet #fighting4answrs
Now, I am sure that all of my readers have seen or heard the news report about the father, Tommy Jordan, who authored a video post on his daughter’s facebook wall titled “Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen.” and then posted the video on his daughter’s facebook wall.
I am not here to bemoan his actions, nor am I here to defend his daughter. I am simply a parent with an opinion. My opinion is this: In the age of parent’s killing their children for the slightest disrespect and other reasons, was what Tommy Jordan did so bad? Sure it might be considered over the top to take a .45 pistol and blow away a laptop in response to some nefarious post, but as a parent, I consider it my responsibility to monitor the activity of my juvenile children while they are online and in my house. Let me say that again… It is my RESPONSIBILITY. I gave them the computer, I pay for the Internet access, I pay for the house, I am responsible. Because I am responsible, I reserve the right to look at anything on the computer that the kids use.
Now, once they leave home, their business is not my business. Unless they are doing it in my home.
That said, I could think of a lot of other ways to get the attention of my child, but none of them would get their attention like Tommy Jordan did. Like Mr. Jordan said, if you have a father in IT, you would think that you would have sense to not do things like this again.
What do you think his daughter is thinking? Or her friends? Oh the shame…
Give me a break! If you are in the wrong, you are in the wrong. From what your father has said, you were disciplined for inappropriate activities before, so this should come as no surprise to you.
Here is a hint, I don’t pay my kids to do chores either. How many parents do?
For those of you who haven’t seen the video…
- Tough Love: Dad Teaches Lesson, Shoots Laptop (foxnews.com)
Today has been fabulous for our youngest. No behaviors this morning and now we are waiting at the doctor’s office and he is calmly sitting here waiting his turn. No fidget’s no running around, just watching other people interact with each other (which as I explain later can be kind of creepy).
This rocks. Even if this is the only time this year that it happens.
Celebrate the good ones. ;). Cherish all of them good or bad.Tweet #fighting4answrs