No There is more to this than the obvious
The youtube title is "Face book parenting for the troubled teen". I
suggest some of the teen's trouble is with her hormones, her parents,
and some of it might be self-posted youtube videos where whining,
blaming, back biting, gossiping, showing disrespect and airing family
business is OK. Like Daddy (and Mom?), like teen. Daddy will discover
this teen will find other outlets for expressing herself. Let's hope it
isn't risky behavior like run-away or using drugs.
I'd have given
the computer to a charity which the teen has chosen after researching,
with my parental oversite, at least 10 charities. In addition my teen
AND I would do volunteer work for that charity. And maybe we would
do work for a charity of MY choice as well. "My choice" not as punishment, but
so my teen could learn sometimes in life you are required to do what is necessary not just what I want.
I'd have some work to do too. I would also seek professional help so we
could learn to better communicate, work with each other and be with each other.
My teen would have to do many chores to first pay for the lap top and to buy a replacement computer.
got an allowance tied to doing chores around the house and for the
family like laundry, dinner, and helping take care of Grandma. It was
clear to me the more I worked the more I got paid. And some of my "pay"
was in food, clothes, a roof and a voice in family decisions and eventually part of my college education.
BTW Guns are NOT EVER part of the answer.
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