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Clearing YM Noise Away

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I ran across this video on facebook (and I’ll note that there is some profanity in it).  Basically, a father, who is an IT Specialist found out that his daughter was being ungrateful (not an uncommon teenage phenomenon).  He was blocked from her account, but was able to figure out what she was posting regardless - it wasn’t good.  Her father decided to read her note about her Parents on Youtube. It is not yet a phenomenon, and it may never become one because I think that parents are mixed.

(1) Should parents embarrass their children for their selfish moments?  So publically?

(2) What is a response of Love? How are the parents modeling how you deal with situations?

It is obvious that this is how parents feel everywhere.  They don’t feel valued, they don’t feel like they are making progress, and they are hurting.  This dad is letting his steam go in a public forum.  I doubt this will have a positive result - especially if millions end up watching it.  I also wonder how her friends are responding to this.  Teens are not good with someone who has been marked as a national pariah.  May not be good.

Parents - I know that parenting sucks sometimes.  Much of the time.  But your good work and your good modeling of adult behavior is the single most influential pillar in your child’s life.  Think about how you deal with their behavior, be on the same page as your spouse or other guardians.  And take away the laptop - sell it on ebay - no need to shoot it with exploding rounds!  :D

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