Last week, a YouTube video of a father shooting his daughter's laptop after a Facebook post made the rounds. Many of my students in both classes commented on the video in their weekly blog assignments. Reactions tended to be one of three: "way to go!" "I understand, but that was too far," and "how dare he!"
The unsurprising part was the way the reactions were divided: parents of teenagers; older adults that either weren't parents, or whose kids hadn't reached teenage years; and young adults, respectively.
I'm betting many of the young adults that Ricki and I have would have benefited greatly from a parent that handed out consequences for bad behavior like the guy that shot his daughter's computer did.
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