Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

Summary: Want to see a father shoot multiple bullets into his daughter's laptop because of a post she made on Facebook? You're in luck, that's exactly what you're about to watch.

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Update: Fake: Daughter responds to father shooting laptop over Facebook!

Remember the mother who beat her son for having a Facebook account? Well, this father shoots multiple bullets into his daughter's laptop (see minute 7:15) because of her behavior on Facebook. At the time of writing, this video has over 14 million views on YouTube, some 60,000 Likes on Facebook, and over 25,000 Shares on Facebook.

Here's what Tommy Jordan posted on his Facebook account when he first posted the eight-minute video:

Parents and Kids... watch. Today was probably the most disappointing day of my life as a father and I don't know how to correct the situation. Since I can't seem to make any headway with my daughter on Facebook, I chose instead to remedy the problem permanently.

Here's the video's description he posted on YouTube:

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! If you want to see the original Facebook thread, it's located at: http://www.facebook.com/tommyjordaniii/posts/299559803434210 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------­--------------

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.

Every parent disciplines his or her child differently. I don't think Jordan's solution is the right one because his daughter will only think of him as an immature attention-seeking individual (assuming he's telling the truth, we now know where she gets it from). That's just my initial thought, as there's clearly more to this story than what you see in the video. My colleague Charlie Osborne has more to say.

Update: Fake: Daughter responds to father shooting laptop over Facebook!

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  • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

    This man should not even be COMPARED to someone who is physically beating their child! BIG difference here, are you blind!? &You know she didn't buy the laptop either, I say she got what she deserved. & She will know that when she is older..
    alissadanae
    • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

      @alissadanae

      He destroyed the laptop that he bought for his spoiled brat of a kid. Someone needs to stand up to the out of control youth of today. When I was a kid and was misbehaving my dad gave my bike away and told me I could have a new one when I worked for the money and bought it myself. Taught me a great lesson.
      gribittmep
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @gribittmep

        I agree, kids need chores to teach them responsibility before they take the leap to adulthood. The author doesn't agree with his methods but my guess is the author probably doesn't have kids or can't even relate to this man's situation. I have 5 kids and my daughter is 17yo, she wasn't allowed to have FB until she was 17. With great power comes great responsibility and most kids are NOT ready for cell phones or any social media until they learn to understand this complex world we live in. Even at 17 my daughter has a LOT to learn! This was a great way to teach someone a lesson and it's good to see a parent with a back-bone instead of a drone that just rolls with what society deems best!
        Rob.sharp
    • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

      @alissadanae <br><br>I couldn't agree with this comment more!!! You can't even come close to comparing this man to any type of abuse. This man didn't even verbally abuse his child. He never called her names, he never said he hated her. All he basically said was that he was hurt by what she did and that he felt disrespected. The father clearly loves his daughter and takes good care of her and then some. Shes had it better than me, I didn't get cameras and laptops and cell phones etc. If I did this to my parents they would also think twice about doing anything for me... All the father did was take the laptop away, showed her he destroyed it, to basically tell her that she wasn't ever going to get it back!!!! Furthermore he never fired his gun in the presence of anyone else. Its no different than target shooting. His daughter never earned the laptop, she didn't buy it, it was his anyway. I mean its not like he put a gun to his daughters head. I'm certain the parenting didn't stop at the video and that the father has sat down and talked to his daughter since all this started. Come on people leave the guy alone cause alot of these hate comment make me sick. Those of you who think this father was abusive and should be compared to those who verbally and physically beat their children, You should have YOUR head examined....argh!!!
      stackedrams
  • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

    "I don???t think Jordan???s solution is the right one..."

    What solution is the right one? I thought "every parent disciplines his or her child differently."
    Droid.Incredible
    • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

      @Droid.Incredible Taking the laptop for his own use, or selling it, or donating it to a school or non-profit, would have been a much smarter way to get rid of the laptop. Or do you think it would be smart, if your teen got speeding tickets while driving a car you'd bought her, to burn the car?
      Dunkleosteus
      • It was his to do...

        @Dunkleosteus: ...as he saw fit. He owned it, not his daughter. You can find countless videos on youtube of people destroying their personal property. As long as they're a minor, whatever is "theirs" is actually their parents, simply because the law accepts that minors do not have the faculties to own property. This is no different. And yes, he had every right to burn the car if he saw fit, as long as he had the permits to do so. Your analogy is impractical however as the loss in dollars is much greater. Now, him shooting out the tires until she paid for new ones and the ticket would have been more likely.

        I agree with this parent, even though I have no kids of my own. My parents instilled in me a responsibility and a respect for the value property and others. I was buying my own things with my saved allowance since I was 10. Yes, I got paid for chores when I was young, but I stopped getting paid for them once I got a car and they paid for my insurance and gas. This girl got paid for her chores via all the goodies she got from her parents. It's that simple.
        If she's going to whine to the world and throw a temper tantrum, without giving her parents a chance to defend themselves or even state their side of the argument, then I would say she got off pretty lightly compared to the violence some parents would respond with.
        Zorched
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @Dunkleosteus That's hardly the same thing - in this situation the daughter was repeatedly disrespectful and the father tried all the touchy feel good PC crap and it failed. And therein lies the root cause - kids have been taught that their actions do not entail any sort of consequences. I'm pretty sure this girl has found out that her actions - the lack of respect for her parents - do indeed have consequences.
        athynz
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @Dunkleosteus
        If that is what he deemed neccessary. After all, it was his property, too!!
        eargasm
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @Dunkleosteus Smarter based on what? Sure there is good in donating and he would have gotten some money if he sold it but it would be smarter based on what your opinion? I wouldn't burn my kids car for getting a ticket but I know people that could and not even think twice about the money lost. Guess what, shooting the laptop or burning the car goes a lot further in getting the point across than selling or donating either one.
        non-biased
  • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

    This is wrong at so many levels. The guy is hoping to undo fifteen years of bad parenting in an 8 minutes video. He enforces respect instead of earning it. He teaches that destroying other people's property is the right course of action to resolve relatively small issues. He destroyed her only tool for venting, so that he may squash her. Instead of listening to the message she leaves, he decides to revenge himself. Grounding a kid 3 months? What are you teaching? There are so many other things... What he's doing is the same as the Syrian Govnt is doing to its people, but at a smaller scale.
    themarty
    • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

      @themarty Hmm, I don't recall seeing Anywhere, in that video, that he blew up or shot his daughter. If she wants to vent, she can do so to her parents instead of behind their backs!

      See, the Syrian Government are oppressing their people and this guy is doing nothing more than dealing with character flaws in his Daughter's personality.

      And Sorry but, even my wife's bleeding heart nature got upset, when her daughter tried to pull a fast one on her and then referred to her mom as stupid.
      slickjim
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @Peter Perry You don't need to shoot people to oppress them.
        themarty
    • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

      @themarty And one more thing! You say respectis earned... I guess going out, working 50 or 60 hours a week at his own shop so he can take girl out to eat, to the movies, to buy her new clothes, get her haircut and nails done, feed her, put a roof over her head, provide her with a laptop so she can more easily get an education isn't worthy of respect in your book huh?

      Get a clue man!
      slickjim
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @Peter Perry If he's at a point where he needs to demand respect from his kid... Wow! I think he failed somewhere.
        themarty
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @themarty, There is no bad parenting involved here, and no oppression either. For teenagers to "test their limits" is a normal part of transitioning into adulthood. Actions have consequences. It is a parent's responsibility to establish rules and limitations, as well as the consequences for violations. If you read any of the follow up, this wasn't the first time, and the father had already warned this girl what would happen if she broke the rules again. She knew the consequences, did it anyway, and he responded by making good on his word.

        I think you are identifying with this girl because you're a teenager who also feels oppressed by your parents. AmIright? Well, in a few short years, you'll turn 18 and can fly and be free! Just remember to put on your helmet for when you crash back down to earth. And you will...
        nsmith1111
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @themarty Are you a teenager? I am starting to think so because you continuing thread in your posts seems to be that we can't blame the teenager for anything, it's always the parents fault. If that doesn't scream immature teenager I don't know what does.
        non-biased
    • So, you find no fault with the kid?

      And presume that this is all the result of bad parenting. Never mind, you live in your perfect little bubble, the rest of the world will move on.
      ego.sum.stig
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @ego.sum.stig@... The kid vented to her peers about something she felt was unfair. Doesn't mean she was right. But she didn't destroy the family car, did not not do her chores (he didn't see she stopped), she didn't get into a fight at school or had bad marks (he didn't say). Because she vented he decided to shut her up. That's oppression. The first time she did this he grounded her for three months. It worked so well the first time...
        themarty
      • RE: Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. (NSFW video)

        @themarty No little boy, that is not oppression no matter how many times you claim it is.
        non-biased