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Friday, February 10, 2012

Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen.

I gotta hand it to this dad.  In today's time of technology, he chose an awesome outlet to let his teen know how it is!

I'll just get personal here for a minute, because...well, it's my blog and I can.  I have two teenage daughters.  Both have Facebook accounts.  I have access to both of those accounts. I'm also their 'friend' on Facebook.  In the four years since my oldest had her account, there has been ONE incident that I deemed inappropriate and dealt with it with her and the image was removed. And honestly, it wasn't really that bad. But I'm biased, I'm her mother.  My kids do not post barely dressed photos online. Hell they have enough self respect not to dress like a piece of meat period.  My kids do not cuss like sailors on shore leave online. In real life...well, I'm their mom and I think it's woven in our DNA. They don't brag about idiotic attention seeking morons. They don't post a photo of themselves dressed like, oh let's say, Rosie the Riveter (who would kick this girl's ass for the comparison) down to the polka dotted scarf like such an obviously insecure girl posing as an iconic strong woman and not being aware of the irony... It's funny because it's sad. They don't block me from any posts.

I cannot imagine if my daughters spoke about us this way.  I would first be a piddly stain on the floor crying my eyes out, then be out for blood. I kid, I kid. I've never hit my children, never had to. I'm not perfect, so don't try and go there. I am but a mere human, with superhuman powers. And my kids aren't perfect either. We all know this.

My girls have chores, but it's to the point where things like wiping the counter, dishwasher duty and laundry are knee jerk reactions.  They do it without asking, for the most part.  However, what this dad did is to be commended.  She's the child, he's the parent and was put in her damn place, rightfully so.

He's inspired myself and my husband. Stay tuned for that! :)

So now, I give you the Dad of the Year! Seriously, give this guy a medal. See the post on Facebook HERE.




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