With over 30 million views and even input from Dr. Phil…
The video of the Dad shooting up his daughters laptop certainly got attention. They even made it to the Today Show, Wednesday, March 7th. Before that, there was another video, this time as a rebuttal to Dr. Phil, who chimed in about the laptop video.
Father Tommy Jordan and daughter Hanna Marie have made up. She’s still grounded and won’t have a laptop, though dad did remove the hard drive before shooting it. He gave it to Hanna on the show, but he stands by his actions and it seems that 73% of responders stand behind him.
On the show, Tommy responded to criticisms that he ‘shouldn’t have gone down to that level or have humiliated Hanna publicly.’ His response? “We tried everything, talking, grounding, being adult and it wasn’t until I got down to her level did she finally get it.” Hanna, says that yes, she finally got it.
By going on the show, Tommy and his wife also wanted to show that other than this bad judgement, Hanna is a wonderful person and a honor student in school. And one reason for that is parenting. Not befriending your child, but parenting your child. Hanna has written an apology.
There’s more to the interview, so if you get a chance, go to the Today Show website to find out the initial for grounding Hanna’s use of her laptop in the first place. Tommy Jordan also wants to start a movement to re-empower parents “to raise their children how they see fit.” To keep the DSS out of your home and your business. With that said, he’s not talking about children who are abused, so please don’t go off on a rant here. He’s talking about some of the downright silliness and lack of common-sense scenarios that have led to parents being afraid to parent while kids put the DSS phone number on speed dial when they don’t get their way.
I’m sure that this certainly won’t be the end of this story….