Dad Shows Teen Who’s Boss, Shoots Laptop

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A few days ago, we wrote a post on a new book that asserts that American parents have a thing or two to learn from the French about parenting.

Well, here’s something for the French to learn from us.

Gizmodo reports that a dad who found a rude posting his daughter wrote on Facebook took matters into his own hands and fired eight shots into her laptop, so it won’t happen again (at least not for awhile).

If you have teenagers, you probably understand his rage.  If you don’t, you probably think he’s crazy.  

See what all the fuss is about on our video landing on the homepage and let us know what you think in the comments. (Warning: bad language in the video.)

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  1. Tommy Jordan is like any other hard working American out there. He works hard to provide for his family. Yet, like many other teens (including most of us at that age), his daughter Hannah doesn’t appreciate (or understand), the lesson he is trying to teach his daughter. Her main focus of her rant on her FaceBook page was about doing “chores”.

    We start teaching children about the “Real” world when they are young. We teach them to obey police officers, to follow the walk/don’t walk signs, to respect others, and to try to mold them into productive members of civilized society.

    However, in today’s society, the lessons of our grandparents and great grandparents are no longer taught. We don’t teach our children to say yes sir, no sir, yes ma’am, no ma’am, please, thank you, you’re welcome and excuse me.

    Tommy Jordan, gave his daughter everything she wanted, a laptop, a cell phone, an IPad, and other luxuries that some of us would like to be able to afford to give our children.

    At the same time, his daughter Hannah is of the mind (like many of us were at that age), that everything should be given to me, because you are my parents, and you should pay me to do the chores around the house.

    When we give our children chores, we are instilling in them the idea of work ethic. Chores are not punishment. They are a learning tool designed to teach us from an early age, that if you want things, you have to work for them.

    Now, Hannah didn’t want to work for the things her father had already given her. She wanted to be paid for the chores. She failed to realize she was already paid for the chores. Her payment was the love her mother and father gave her in buying her these luxury items.

    At the end of the video, when Tommy Jordan, put those nine 45 caliber slugs into the laptop, I’m going to be honest, I cheered. Because the father was showing his daughter, that what she has been given, is not a right. It is a privilege to have these items, and if you don’t use them wisely, you can lose them.

    Food for thought

    David Harris

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