“I was drunk. Please don’t sue me.”
My thoughts on the ‘Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen’…
I should seriously be keeping an eye on my dinner and working on my social stats assignment that’s due on Monday, but I just saw this video and I have to write something about it.
Yes, it’s too extreme, but I applaud the dad for making this video.. I am not saying it’s a good idea for the dad to put 9 bullets into the computer, but I like how the dad is telling the daughter and the world what a mess she has gotten herself into through that letter she posted on facebook. Heck, how many kids nowadays get paid to do chores at home? Not me. As much as I hate doing chores, it’s only fair for me to do something at home as part of my responsibility to the family.
I hope this is a wake-up call for the daughter, that many things that we kids take for granted, (and I am not just talking about iPhones or cameras), can be taken away from you so easily. At least she has a dad that cares. His response to her letter, while extreme, shows that he does want her to learn a lesson from her wrong-doings. She’s still young, but imagine this girl doing the same when she’s already out in the society to work and complaining about her employer on facebook, she can lose a job.
The Chinese term ‘冇家教’ (pronounced ‘mo-ga-gaau’ in Cantonese) literally means no family teaching. Teaching you what? Having your dads and moms around to teach you these things you won’t be able to learn in school when you are young. These teachings can reflect how you act in the future. I’ve seen and met many people who just don’t realise they are behaving irresponsibly and disrespectfully, guess their parents never taught them the ‘right’ and ‘proper’ way to do things and treat people.. Yes, our parents may be ‘mean’ and ‘nasty’ to us, and never pay us for the chores we do, but they also take in a lot of our bad behaviour, tantrums and pay for a lot of things in our life (at least mine did). They are not the perfect, flawless parents, but I’ve definitely learnt to try and be as responsible as I can and treat people as respectfully as I can.
I still remember to this day, my dad pulling me aside to talk to me after I made a snarky remark to my mom. I do miss having him around to ‘kindly remind’ me not to do certain things or say certain words, and I’d do anything to have this chance again… Last time, it was more than 4 years ago. My dad knew that my mom and I don’t exactly see things the same way. Given my occasional sarcasm and my mom’s stubbornness, when the two of us lock horns with each other, it’s just not good.
Before you start ranting and typing hateful comments/statuses/letters about your parents, think about how lucky you actually are.
A truer comic has never been drawn.
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The dog, the cat & Morricone. You could cut the air with a knife.