Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen

Be sure to catch the ending.

My daughter thought it would be funny/rebellious/cool to post on her Facebook wall just how upset she was and how unfair her life here is; how we work her too hard with chores, never pay her for chores, and just in general make her life difficult.

She chose to share this with the entire world on Facebook and block her parent’s from seeing it. Well, umm… she failed. As of the end of this video, she won’t have to worry anymore about posting inappropriate things on Facebook…

Maybe a few kids can take something away from this… 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.

Warning: Since this video seems to have gone crazy, I figure I’ll post this notice. I’m going to read a letter my 15 year old daughter wrote. There ARE some curse words in it. None of them are incredibly bad, but they are definitely things a little kid shouldn’t hear… not to mention things MY KID shouldn’t say!

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4 Responses to Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen

  1. To Hannah;
    Believe it or not, your father loves you very much. How do I know? That's how I would try to teach you this life lesson also. Remember, there's much more pride in ownership when you've worked for what you have than there is in the alternative.

  2. sister says:

    THAT…WAS…. AH-MAZING!!!!!!!!

  3. b_caesar says:

    I was hoping he'd turn it over so we could all see what the exploding cartridges did to the other side of that laptop.

  4. Stefanie says:

    That was awesome! And, if you read his FB page, I REALLY love the response he had to the Media. Here are my favorite quotes (and, stuff I need to add to my list of parent lessons):
    Attention Media Outlets:
    Additionally, there's absolutely NO way I'm going to send my child the message that it's OK to gain from something like this. It would send her a message that it's OK to profit at the expense of someone else's embarrassment or misfortune and that's now how I was raised, nor how she has been raised.

    So I say thank you from all of us. If we have anything to say, we'll say it here on Facebook, and we'll say it publicly, but we won't say it to a microphone or a camera. There are too many other REAL issues out there that could use this attention you're giving us. My daughter isn't hurt, emotionally scarred, or otherwise damaged, but that kind of publicity has never seemed to be to have a positive effect on any child or family.

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