you gotta spend a whole lot of time huffin glue to think you can walk all over your parents who are clearly well enough off to have a cleaning lady on fb and then have your dad get on your computer to update it and think he wont find it. i think this dad is so cool, wished my dad was cool enough to pack a .45. my favorite part? this was her SECOND TIME AROUND for the SAME thing!
Good job dad. More kids need to have this done. To many kids walk all over the parents. God knows what would have happened to me 30 years ago if I would have done something like that when i was a child
Right on! If I disrespected my parents like that, it would have been me on the ground, not the computer. And kid, it was incredibly dumb to post something like that online when your dad does IT! Learn from this experience and you just might turn out OK.
I kinda agree with the kid – I hate it when somebody does something so rude and unapologetic like fucking up wherever you just cleaned and walks off. Or when you leave a tub near the sink for dirty dishes and where do they put them? On the counter! Or anywhere BUT the dirty dish tub. Americans are piggos but god damn!!!
Yeah Buddy this guy is the man! His daughter shouldve been smarter than that and keep that shit in her diary or whatever. Now shes paying for it! Shaking my head. But these kids nowsdays get everything they want and act like they deserve it when they cant even pick up after themselves! Not my kids. Ill make sure they know. Or im gonna show them just like this guy did. Preach on brother!
More parents should be this direct about their parenting. Too many children feel entitled and think they deserve things handed to them. No, the real world will smack you in the face you walk out there believing that. You earn your keep, you show respect, and you earn your possessions. Nothing is free, and I’m glad this father is proving that.
I have to go with the daughter and at first I didn’t want to. Maybe she learned about extreme emotional reactions from her own parents. I believe children should have chores, but they are not squeezed out servants for their parents. Exactly what was the mother doing during all this? She does have valid reasons to be upset because dad sounds like a hot headed douche bag and less like this tough good dad like some of the posters posted here. Hopefully that kid can get out and away from there before she snaps and puts the .45 to dad’s head
I nominate him for ‘Father of the Year’. Now his kid will hopefully have to EARN money to buy a new laptop..and she’ll probably be whining the entire time about how “demanding and unfair” her boss is..you know, actually expecting her to earn her keep.
This guy gained a tremendous amount of respect from my wife and I. We have teenagers. They are ungrateful, and disrespectful. The oldest in our house is 15, and not too long ago pissed my wife off so badly she cried. So, suffice it to say, if I could have done something like that and not gotten into trouble, I would have. Fact of the matter is, the local cops probably would have taken a very dim view of me unloading my shotgun on something belonging to my oldest step-son. Back to the video, the daughter in question complained because she had chores, and actually had the nerve to suggest that she be paid for doing said chores. Let’s put this in perspective. A parent’s job is to prepare their children for life as an adult. We have 18 years per child to do this. Doing chores constitute training, in that they won’t have the ‘Rents around to do the cleaning for them when they move out. So you have a kid bitching, moaning, and disrespecting her parents for trying to equip her for life on her own. In my opinion, I think his reaction was not only warranted, but totally appropriate. What did it for me was her comment about the “cleaning lady”. That was among the most vile, disgusting, and disrespectful things she said in that post, and had it been my kid, someone would have had the taste slapped out of their mouth.
HEATHER AND SCOTT REALLY? KIDS THAT ACT LIKE LITTLE ASSHOLES ARE THE SPAWN OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU. I BET U LET UR KIDS SPEND THE NIGHT AT THERE BOYFRIEND’S/GIRLFRIEND’S HOUSE;AND DRINK ALCOHOL ON “SPECIAL OCCASIONS” BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE THERE FRIEND INSTEAD OF A RESPONSIBLE ADULT AND PARENT. GRADE A DUMBASSES I SWEAR! I LIKED THIS DUDES POST. AND HOW HARD COULD SHE REALY HAVE IT IF SHE HAS A FUCKIN LAPTOP AT 15.I’M 23 AND CANT EVEN AFFORD A DESCENT LOOKING PHONE LET ALONE A LAPTOP.;^>
Love this guy! One comment was that he should have donated the computer somewhere. I don’t think I agree. The (rightful) fear and respect he will get from her daughter and her friends who see this will be well worth it. Whoever was saying they felt for the daughter assumes that the foul-mouth brat was telling the truth about her chores. I seriously doubt she was! Someday she will have some perspective and feel terrible about how she treated her parents. Sad.
Hmmm, I’m as crotchety as the next guy, but I’m with Ike and Heather on this one. Sure Hanna crossed a line, but dad WAY overreacted here. Seems to me that, unless Hanna has some sort of SERIOUS emotional problem (like, the kind that requires medication), the whole situation would never have occurred had he and (at least one of) his wives been better parents. Dude’s an asshole, and I’m guessing his current wife is a dumb bitch.
And $1 each for .45 hollowpoints? Ammo prices may have doubled over the last 10 years, but only an idiot would pay that much. FYI: hollowpoints are NOT explosive, shitforbrains.
this guy gets two thumbs up!! my kids are 13yrs and younger, but they know the meaning of respect! and they know the world of hurt it would cause if they did anything like this, i think more parents need to take a stand and not be afraid of their kids! why to go dad!!
No, he didn’t say her claims were true. He said the part about her having to lock her door to keep her little brother from waking her up early, was true. When he said, “This is all true” he was quoting her post, he went on to say, “That’s what she said.” Listen to it more carefully. And yes, my kids do really love me. How astute you are!
Not really sure who’s side I am on here. I can see where the daughter is coming from (people walking in with muddy shoes after I mopped & the parents can make their own coffee). However, she should not have posted it especailly after already being caught a first time. I am with the dad for taking the computer away though, shooting it was a little extreeme as another poster suggested, he could have donated it or used it for himself.
good for him. to all the people who take the girls side, i have 4 daughters,the youngest 12,if a teenager is talking or typing or texting, THEY’RE LYING.a sense of entitlement is the most annoying thing to an adult. in 15 to 20 years this girl will appreciate her father,until then, quit your damn whining.
I’m with the dad on this. His demeanor shows beyond any doubt that he is absolutely livid. I’ve been in the kid’s shoes before, having thought that I was somehow being wronged by being asked to do chores, but looking back now it seems different. Most people who would side with her not only fail to realize that the girl is probably exaggerating the claims she made, not to mention that ANY child under a parent’s roof is likely not paying rent… They are more than likely living there for free. Parents provide food, shelter, comfort, and love; to be that disrespectful and hateful towards her parents is both unwarranted and heinous. She deserves her punishment. If not for her treatment of her parents (or her cowardice in not confronting them directly like an adult should), but at least for her stupidity in thinking that her dad would not figure out what she was saying…
Kudos to the dad… And people, don’t be so quick to cry foul at the father’s actions. It’s clear he loves her, but is merely frustrated with her actions.
Also, Fell8… The price of the rounds depends on the type of round. The .45 caliber round has many specialized rounds available. I’m sure that .45 caliber exploding rounds are in fact made, and that they would be prohibitively expensive.
I LOVE IT!!!! I RESPECT WHAT YOU DID AND HOW YOU DID IT!!! KIDS TODAY HAVE IT SO EASY. KIDS TODAY DONT EXPECT TO WORK FOR ANYTHING AND ACCEPT ALL THAT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THEM. I WOULD HAVE HAD HER THERE TO SHOW HER IN PERSON ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WERE BOUGHT THAT WAS SHOT!!!
Hell YES!! This is how my parents were when I grew up. By the time I was 15, I knew damn well better than to speak of my elders like that. Yes, I had chores. No, I did not get paid for them. That’s why they are called chores and not employment. I did my time working shit jobs for dirt pay. In fact, I didn’t have a first job. I had two of them, and I worked both for over a year. Fast forward seven years- I graduated from a private art school Magna Cum Laude, and have had 3 employers contact me. I currently work as a graphic designer for Graco baby products.
To all the people saying he’s an abusive dick for actually parenting his child, I really hope you don’t have any children of your own. We don’t need anymore snot-nosed, pampered little divas that you are assuredly raising spoiling our society anymore.
There’s one thing that bothers me that I’d ask the father if I could.
Does the daughter actually have to do all the chores she claims she does? Or is she making that up? Because if she is doing all those chores then I’m sorry, I’m on the daughter’s side. Yes, a child needs to do chores, and they should earn an allowance for it so they can learn the value of a dollar. Her doing even half of all that with no allowance is ridiculous. Plus from the list she puts up there she’s doing so much it sounds like it’s interfering with her school work.
Also, doesn’t seem dad is handicapped. He can get up and get his own coffee. Unless you’re confined to a wheelchair and the coffee put is up too high to reach there’s no excuse for that.
Are they really messing up stuff she just cleaned and expect her to reclean it? That’s stupid. They need to be adults and clean up after themselves. If that part is true then it sounds like the daughter is the only grown up in this family and none of them deserve any respect. Respect, even of parents, is EARNED, and from her list it sounds like her parents don’t deserve it.
Now if her list is NOT true, if she doesn’t do all that or even any of it, I’ll encourage dad not only to shoot up the laptop, but spank the little brat while she holds a bar of soap on her mouth.
But until I know for sure that she does or does not do all that, I’m reserving judgement.
And there is the question if this is even real or just an act some guy with no child put on the internet in order to get attention.
Awesome parenting. Hannah will learn respect for authority one way or the other. She crossed the line by posting that trying to get people to feel sorry for her (for chores!) shes not a slave, they are teaching her responsibility, respect and how to work. She can complain all she wants but in the end its the parents that are paying the bills and raising the kids. She will never forget this and will think twice before spouting off about stupid things. Hopefully. I side with dad here, he is awesome. Only could be better if they showed Hannah reaction.
Rock on, dad!!! First, my wife and I are just starting out and do not have children yet. However, I am where I am because my parents did not tolerate any shit from my brother and I. Especially disrespect. More parents need to teach these lessons to their kids then maybe we wouldn’t have these entitlement “occupy” brats running around expecting everything to be handed to them for doing nothing. And to all those people that have posted in favor of the daughter…
1) as others have said I doubt this girl is telling the truth. Ask yourself this question. When you were a kid, whether you were repectful or not you probably got mad at your parents at least a few times. When that happened, were you 100% truthful when you complained to your friends? Or did you distort thing to your favor? Even if half what she said was true, that is not a large list of chores. She probably spends more time and energy complaining about it than if she would just do it.
2) The dad is in IT and if he has a cleaning service he is fairly well off. He did not get there by accident. The guy most likely spends a lot of time and energy working and providing for his family. And his wife is probably the same way.
3) If the daughter has a greivance. The smart and respectful thing to do is talk to the parents directly. But what did she do? she blasted them all over Facebook. calling that disrespectful is an understatement
4)She doesn’t exactly have it rough. She has a dad who buys her her own laptop, and that didn’t look like a cheap one, and even pays for all the software and upgrades. And all she is asked to do are a few chores? please!
5) And calling the dad’s response an over-reaction? What did he actually do? broadcast his response publicly? She blasted her parents on Facebook, why shouldn’t their response also be broadcast? Maybe a little humility would do her good. He said he would punish her. Did he say he was going to beat her or in anyway physically harm her? No. He said her life was going to get harder. If your kid does something bad, do you continue to give them allowance? or let them use the car? No. All he is doing is taking away all those perks they were providing and she wasn’t respecting. Next, he shot the laptop. So what? If he simply took the laptop away but then gave back after a time what lesson would that teach? So, if he is not going to give it back, what would make the best impression? having her donate it, or having her watch it being destroyed? And I’m sure the parents of all her friends that egged her on appreciate the point that was made here
6) What is the result here? Is she being mistreated? no. She still has a home, clothes, food and I’m sure other toys and gadgets. The only difference is that now she has to earn and pay for her own stuff and hopefully is a bit wiser
F*CK YEAH! I LOVE this guy! Anyone who thinks he overreacted is ridiculous and your kids are probably getting away with murder behind your back. That’s the problem with society today – everyone wants to be their kids’ best friend and no one wants to actually parent. Teenagers lie, they’re hormonal, they hate their parents, that’s normal. But the problem is that none of them FEAR anything anymore because moms and dads are constantly letting them get away with everything and no one’s teaching them respect. There is NOTHING wrong with a child having a little fear. I’m not talking about cowering in a corner, afraid their parents will leave bruises and broken bones, but a fear of consequence for poor behavior or bad choices. That’s a part of the learning process and part of growing up and turning into a respectful, decent, hardworking human being. More often nowadays, the parents are the ones who fear their children and that is NOT how it is supposed to work. I hear far too many people whining about their lives when it could be so much worse and that is learned behavior. Bravo to this dad. I applaud you for being an amazing parent and showing your kid who’s boss!
I think what this dad did is awesome. I have a 19 year old (who is out of the house…finally) and an 8 year old. I am dealing with being disrespected and disobeyed.
A big part of the problem with kids today is….Division of Children’s Services. Kids are being told they have rights…blah blah blah. And if anyone (a parent) hits them …call DCS!!!! The state needs to butt the hell out of our child rearing and go after the REAL abusers. GIVE PARENTS BACK THEIR AUTHORITY!!!
If my son deserves a smack on the ass…I’m gonna get the wooden spoon and smack his ass. I dare anyone to try and stop me. I have a very good attorney on speed dial.
Wow, I can’t believe people are CONDONING this. I don’t condone what the daughter did in the slightest, but for God’s sake shooting a computer like that? Isn’t the joke kind of on the dad because I’m sure he paid for it? Plus, a GUN? What happens when she does something else to piss him off? Will he turn the gun on her? This is way too extreme for a teenager being a teenager and bitching about how “bad” she has it on Facebook. No, she shouldn’t have, and she should’ve known better considering her dad is in IT, but again, this is too much. And if the daughter paid for her own computer, that’s considered a destruction of property. No wonder people are the way they are today; parents either don’t discipline their kids at all or they take it to the max and a ridiculous extreme. Taking the laptop away would have sufficed I think, plus take out her Internet, TV, and cell phone.
this is one of those no win things, if ya agree with the dad ya are wrong but if ya agree with the daughter then your still wrong. everyone interprets the video differently so they’re will never be a consistence or agreement on the who’s right an who’s wrong factor.
personally, an this is just a opinion and thoughts for what they are worth, i know exactly what it is like to be the kid to have a list of chores like the daughter has an then some an back then we didn’t have FB to post about it. in my home if ya talked about what went on in the house you’d wish to god that when they found out about it that you never spoke your first word. that an no one ever believed us anyway when we tried to tell them about it.
this is why even if the daughter is lying i have to side with her. he went WAY overboard, there’s a thousand an one ways he could have handled the situation like a real adult not some psycho. if hes such a great IT guy then how is it he wasn’t able to have her FB page deleted instead of trolling her page for the slightest offense for a excuse to try out his hollow points out on her laptop that surely he paid for an is now worthless. he never denied her claims only agreed to one point regarding the brother, if they were in fact false then why didn’t he say so? why should i believe him instantly an not the daughter when he didn’t even deny the accusations?
Well done to this Dad. Sounds like a selfish, self-centered daughter to me that needs a good kick up the backside.
What’s wrong with her making her parents their coffee, why not? They pay for her schooling, her clothing, her shoes, all her stuff and she’s ungrateful! I think Dad needs to tell her to get a job, and pay 20% of her earnings to her parents for board. Mind you this ‘board’could be saving for college.
For all of you bashing the father:
1) Yes we all know teenagers tell the truth all the time and do not exaggerate things, right? * sarcasm
2)If he cares enough to try to teach her not to be a disrespectful spoiled brat he isn’t going to shoot her. It’s called taking the time to be a PARENT.
3) If he has a cleaning lady I doubt she hardly lifts a damn finger AND he also listed her chores in the video.
4)FB is not the appropriate time or place to discuss issues at home and he was simply showing her how it feels to be humiliated. We could all use some humility.
5)Let your kids run amok if you want too, but don’t be surprised when we lock them in jail for being a criminal at 16-18.
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Okay – I remember being a teen – a lot of this stuff is most likely true. She feels underappreciated, which is understandable. I wrote my feelings down and told my friends how I felt, but I also was in a very different situation where I got mentally and emotionally abused by my parents. I love my parents, but if I had had a dad like that, I probably wouldn’t have dealt with situations that were even more problematic once I got out of the house. And I probably wouldn’t have to take my anti-anxiety meds.
She’s allowed to have her feelings, but showing them in a rather unsecure public forum? Yeah, that’s a big no-no. I think the dad was awesome. That’s seriously not a bad punishment.
To the people who said “He should have donated it,” it’s his freaking property, and he’s allowed to do with it as he pleases: whether it be using it, shooting it, or using it as a frisbee. There’s more than one laptop in this world.
I’m a disciplinarian father of twin boys, and I don’t have to resort to violence of any kind to teach lessons. If the boys abuse a privilege (whether a given freedom or a piece of technology), they lose it. I don’t lose my temper and respond like this terminal adolescent did. I simply apply the appropriate negative sanction. My sons, therefore, learn that my authority is absolute, and that one can apply said authority calmly and without loss of self control. Pretty simple concepts, really, but it appears most of the idiot posters on this board would rather see anger indulged than an adult responsibly imposing sanctions and teaching. “F*** yeah, man!! Shoot it!” You’re all idiot teenagers.
I believe the video was shockingly humiliating for a 15 year old to experience on her wall, along with giving her computer to her little brother. Using the gun took it to an extreme that shows the girl that guns are toys and can prove points.
Alfacowboy obviously your a great dad! But this girl was not responding to the usaul reward and punishment method. So dad wanted to show her that if nothing he says or does matters to her or sets her straight he will simply turn out the light that fuels her fire (facebook). I’m sure if and when one of ur children get out of line and the “appropriate sanction” does not affect them the way you’d hoped you’ll look back at this dad and know what was going through this dad’s mind and the minds of all us “idiot posters”…;^>
Of course I know what was going through his head. Any and every parent does. The whole point of being the adult in that situation is that you don’t DO everything that goes through your head. If my parenting ever becomes so ineffective that I have to use a firearm to supplement it, then I will allow you personally to shoot me in the face. Since I’m a grown-up though, I don’t anticipate that happening. If one thing doesn’t work, I’ll try another. There are many, many things to try before losing one’s self control and shooting things. I maintain that this guy is an idiot, and his supporters are also short-sighted idiots. I hope they don’t have kids.
OMG I LOVE IT!!! Poor little whiny baby..has to do chores and just can’t handle it?! BOO HOO!! Her father apparently loves her very much. She has a laptop and he spent that much on it keeping it updated for her, and that’s how she thanks him? She seems like a little spoiled brat. Way to go daddy – totally siding with him on this one. Kids these days (for the most part) are a bunch of spoiled brats that mommy and daddy are afraid to correct, punish or even be real parents to. They’d rather be their friend. We need more like him!!! I hope he shot her cell phone too if she has one.
Father was wrong. If what he said was 100% true, and what she said was 100% false. Really?
He gives her a laptop and does not supervise her. Sounds like a latchkey kid raised by crazy parents (mom said to shoot one for her?). He obviously set the example for her – extreme responses when angered. Except she did it in a more constructive manner, airing out her complaints. Would you rather she just bottle it in?
I bet everyone posting has gone home and complained about work. She was doing the same thing, but to her friends.
I don’t know where someone got the idea that this guy is a redneck, but that’s not the point. Just thought that comment was rather stupid.
But this dad has to be the coolest dad ever! I have a 6 year old daughter and if she ever acts like this I will be the first to take her stuff away.
The kids these days think that they are owed something. That they don’t have to work or earn what they are given. I wish more parents would be like this dad.
Completely on the dad with this one. to the daughter, I would say: tough luck, life is hard. The good news is that she has a dad who cares enough to completely flip his lid. I was raised by a single mom, and chores were expected of me(and more than that girl’s list, I can assure you). I got my allowance for anything extra I could find to do. She instilled in me a deep respect for those who care about me, the all-to-true lesson that nothing worth having is free, and an ability to take care of myself and my household. I was very prepared for life in the “real” world because of the way I was raised. God knows she never would have tolerated that nonsense! Good job to the dad.
It is hard to pass judgment on this one. Without knowing for sure all of the facts! If what the daughter claims is the then I can see her point of view, it is hard to learn respect if you are not shown it. Maybe she did feel under appricated for what she does around the house, she has a right to her opinion. She should have tried talking to her parents about how she felt instead of posting it and trying to hide it. Then again, maybe she tried to, but her parents wouldn’t listen so she felt trapped and was just trying to vent her frustration. I agree with the father on some level as well. Our kids do need to learn respect, but I think he could have done so more maturely. Looks to me like he was just out to settle a score instead of talking with her, taking her privileges and not inmaturely making this video and posting it for the world to see. Looks like this family needs to work on some communication issues. Again however, it’s hard to say without all the facts.
@Kendall Just because he has gun and shot an object does not mean he will shoot his daughter. Also, she probably did not buy the computer by herself. Plus her dad just invested some of his money into it. The point is, her parents own everything that their children use, The computer, the internet, her room, everything in her room, the food that she eats. It’s not destruction of property, and even if it was, there would be nothing she could do about it. Yeah right, threatening your parents with a lawsuit does not work, believe me. Now, as I listed above, her parents provide everything for her, the least she could do is do some work around the house, and yes maybe make some coffee.I do, because they ask nicely or I just want to do something nice. Children need to learn respect, and when children don’t, they end up the way “people are the way they are today”. So YEAH, he shot the hell out of that laptop, and by how her father talked about her upsetting people until they cried, she DESERVED IT.
@Smo: I agree that she should stop complaining and just do what her parents tell her. I mean, yes, her parents give her free room and board as well as pay for everything so the least she can do is some work around the house. And yes, she should have avoided posting it on Facebook (so many horror stories about bad things happening to people because of something they wrote on Facebook), but I still say the father overreacted severely. Someone could have gotten seriously injured, and it was downright stupid and immature to just shoot the computer. Like someone else said, as an IT guy, he should have been able to come up with a better method of punishment than that.
this is stupid. kids vent, get over it, its better than what could happen happen if they let anger just build up. besides that post falls under freedom of speech so she’s punished for doing something she has every right to do.