Facebook Dad Teaches His Daughter a Lesson
Another viral video is making headlines. For some reason, they always seem to catch my eye as I have attempted to tackle others previously. However, this video is not like most others; this one is controversial. If you are on Facebook, you might have a good idea about the video of the father trying to teach his daughter a lesson. Likely, it has popped up on your feed because someone has shared it.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the video, it is relatively simple. The majority of it consists of a man just sitting in a chair in his yard while he smokes a cigarette. He is simply addressing his daughter and speaks directly to the camera. The entire video serves as retaliation and a “lesson.” This Texas father is angry because his daughter posted a rant about her parents for all her friends to see on Facebook. He found the post while installing some new software on her computer, even though she had not intended him to see it.
In the video he makes in response to her post, he explains why she was so wrong with what she said. He says he is disappointed in the vulgar language she uses and how disrespectful she is to him, her mother, and stepmother. However, it is not just his talking that is making the video so popular. The controversial part of the video is when the father takes out his .45 and empties a magazine into his daughter’s laptop. On top of that, he posted the video to his daughter’s wall for all her friends to see, and he posted it to YouTube.
His daughter wasn’t the first child to post derogatory marks about her parents on social media, and she won’t be the last. Children rebel against their parents and often go through stages where they seem to not appreciate them. The questionable part of the whole issue is how the father chose to handle it.
Some people have completely supported his decision. They find his actions to be heroic. They say that it is about time a parent stands up to their child and puts her in her place. Or, that she had it coming to her because she is clearly a bad child. People keep sharing the video and encouraging more parents to act like this man.
On the other hand, other people are outraged by the father’s behavior. They aren’t surprised if the daughter is disobedient considering this is the way she is treated. She probably doesn’t know how to act if she has him as an example.
A parent publically humiliating their child is not good parenting, especially in this instance when it is being viewed by millions. Imagine the traumatizing effects this will have on her. She is likely embarrassed beyond imagination. On top of that, destroying her lap top in a fit of rage is awful. Does he think it makes him tough for being able to shoot a laptop full of bullets? Yes, the daughter was out of line with her comments about her parents, but her father was much more out of line. He could have solved the situation much better without public humiliation or the destruction of property. It is shocking that people are viewing this as an instance of good parenting.