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Old 01-08-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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I was afraid the kid would take the sledge hammer to the ‘father’! Scary that the ‘father’ thought this would solve anything. I could only see it causing resentment. Folks, children today are really addicted to these video games. Seriously. It’s scary. Better to use the access to video gaming as an incentive. I always think of the film “Children of Men” when this topic comes up...
I disagree. This was asking a kid to take a hammer to a favorite toy. Like, to destroy a lego land or tinkertoy building would be as hurtful.

Actually, when I saw that man demand his son destroy his xbox, I thought of men who make kids kill their beloved pets. I saw that in this boys cry, I can't do that, I can't do that. This is not a good father.

(I do have to note, it's not the same as hammering to death an animal). But still. There's something seriously wrong with this dad.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:03 PM
 
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Yeah, that was taking it too far. Do not teach violence. Take the privilege away.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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Believe me i agree that he made a poor decision; probably one of many. I don't think his kid is all that sympathetic either. His attitude towards the whole thing rubs me the wrong way. Maybe he learned from his dad, i dont know.

Its just not the worst thing a parent ever did in the history of parenting like some here are acting like it is. Most of the rage is directed at him asking his kid to destroy the console not even the fact that he posted it online which is more egregious imho.

It probably wouldn’t make a top 100 list if someone bothered to make one.
I agree that based just on this video, he's not the worst parent in the world. But this is certainly an egregious example of bad parenting.

Also, what if the kid is telling the truth? What if whatever happened really is the teacher's fault? Teachers aren't perfect and they lose things and make mistakes entering grades. In any case, it's awful and sad to watch the video.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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OMG!! a parent who made a mistake. let's tar and feather him.
Get a gripe guys. the kid lost a favorite toy, I'm willing to bet he'll end up with another Xbox soon
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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OMG!! a parent who made a mistake. let's tar and feather him.
Get a gripe guys. the kid lost a favorite toy, I'm willing to bet he'll end up with another Xbox soon
The kid didn't just lose a toy. He was forced to destroy the toy with a sledge hammer by his father who was cursing in the background and the whole episode was posted on social media.

It's an example of terrible parenting.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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The kid didn't just lose a toy. He was forced to destroy the toy with a sledge hammer by his father who was cursing in the background and the whole episode was posted on social media.

It's an example of terrible parenting.
and everybody here is the paragon of sainthood with perfect children.

I'm sure if someone had followed me around with a video of me with my kids, I'd have been labeled a bad parent also.

Oh yes I have forced my kids to throw away their favorite toys for punishment. one kid is about to be an attorney, other son is a registered nurse, last son went to trade school and will probably be richer than everyone as a plumber/pipefitter.

don't think any are suffering major psychological damage. I guess if they turn into serial killers they can blame it on bad parenting. or go on Dr. Phil

I do agree, I don't get the obsession this country has with posting every thing on social media.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: STL area
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OMG!! a parent who made a mistake. let's tar and feather him.
Get a gripe guys. the kid lost a favorite toy, I'm willing to bet he'll end up with another Xbox soon
Not really a mistake. He planned it out. Video taped it. Put it on You Tube. He's proud of what he did. That's not a mistake. That's just crap parenting. Worst parent in the world? Not based just on this. But a good parent? Not a chance.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Not really a mistake. He planned it out. Video taped it. Put it on You Tube. He's proud of what he did. That's not a mistake. That's just crap parenting. Worst parent in the world? Not based just on this. But a good parent? Not a chance.
which probably leads me to think it was fake. I just don't label people bad parents based on a 1 minute you tube video. but I don't sling labels.
Parent that did some thing stupid? sure. like I said, if someone had followed me around I'm sure this crowd could just as easy made an argument for me being a "bad" parent.

But like I said, I've found that here, everyone is perfect. lol.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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The worst part of this is vertical video.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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I'm all for taking away things as punishment, but smashing them, filming it, and putting it on YouTube is going to far. Does anyone else think this kid is pretty pathetic for crying though?
You think a child is "pathetic" for crying while being verbally and mentally abused? Really?
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