Thursday, February 16, 2012

Discipline = Love

Hey everyone! First off, I would like to start this post by talking about something I've noticed since starting public school. I've known it for a long time, but I REALLY noticed it at the beginning of the year. Kids these days are soooooo disrespectful. I KNOW I'm not perfect, but I am in NO WAY that deliberately disrespectful. I will be the first to admit that I have a slight *ahem* temper, and that sometimes my mouth gets the better of me. And that is a flaw I have worked on, and continue to work on. But anyways, the disrespect just gets on my nerves SO BAD!!! Kids feel like they have some sort of RIGHT in this world. Honey, you have the rights that are given to you by the government, but after that it's all open. If your teacher gives you a little "extra" homework assignment, SHUT UP ABOUT IT AND DO IT! Yes, I know how it feels to get overwhelmed and have a million things going on at once, but there's no need to run down your teacher. If you have an issue with what's going on, GO TO THE TEACHER!!! I hate, hate, HATE, how kids back bite and constantly disrespect the teachers in our school! There is such a PRIDE in my generation. They feel like if a teacher disciplines them or gives them something to do that they've been wronged in some way. Not so! Grow up and do what you're supposed to do, people!!

But now I'm gonna get to what this blog post is really about. I heard on the radio this morning a clip of a dad talking about his disrespectful 15 year old daughter that was posting statuses about him and her step-mother on facebook. He took the laptop that he had just worked on for 6 hours and spent $130 on upgrading and everything to have it running at top performance, and shut it 8 times with his .45. There is a big controversy over whether or not he did the right thing. I say, "KUDOS!!!!!!" I won't post the link to it because of the language used by the daughter (he reads the letter) and he lets a swear word slip out one or two times, but if you aren't convicted about it, I would suggest looking up the clip. I was reading through the comments, and it constantly showed up and bothered me when people said "oh she's just a teenager, you shouldn't have done that." I'm sorry, but I would NEVER EVER EVER EVER speak to my parents like she did, and I never have. And I'm a teenager. And the fact of the matter is, he BOUGHT her that computer. That father had every right in the world to shoot it. She was using a PRIVILEGE given to her by her parents to disrespect them. And I don't care WHO you are or how old you are, you NEVER tell your parents that someday when they're too old to wipe their own behinds you're not gonna be there. Ugh! And the other thing is she had just been ungrounded from a 3 month grounding for something similar!
Another comment that kept reoccurring was saying that she'll never forgive him and people saying "Good job, you ruined what little relationship you had with her." Honey, if you can't grow up a little when you're 15 years old and realize that Dad is doing what's best, you have issues. There comes a point when kids have to realize that their parents aren't trying to hurt them, and that they are doing the best they can to raise spoiled children. My parents have embarrassed me and yelled at me. I've been mad at them. That's normal. But I've gotten OVER MYSELF and apologized and changed because my parents were doing it for my benefit. Parents do things out of love, and out of not wanting to see their children grow up and be leaches on society, but be productive contributors.

There's another rant for ya. Seems like I'm stacking them up ;-) What do you think? was it right for him to shoot the laptop and post the video of him reading the letter and talking about it to her facebook wall?? Input desired! :-)