February 17, 2012
After reading the unflattering comments left by his daughter, Hannah, on her Facebook wall, Jordan went into his own eight-minute video rant about the things he and his wife have provided for their child, and ended off the video in explosive fashion. Jordan unloads eight shots from a .45 pistol into the laptop, which reportedly gained the man a visit from the authorities, including Child Protective Services. Unapologetic about his reaction and not facing charges, Jordan says the family is closer as a result of what happened although hes faced a bunch of tough criticism.
On the other side of the negative remarks however, Jordan has amassed a few fans of his version of tough love. While I can appreciate the sentiment behind Jordans actions, the use of the gun is where I hop off the train. I cant endorse using violence to hammer home a point. In a series of news polls done on almost every major media outlet, voters are mostly in approval of Jordans actions. Even Dr. Phil himself said he was entertained more than appalled by the video clip.
Disciplining your child is a necessary thing for fathers to administer, although Id argue that its an often difficult thing to do correctly. As children grow older, they have the potential to challenge their parents patience in a variety of ways. I dont imagine Id ever resort to shooting my daughters electronic equipment in order to get her to follow my lead. I hope that my words, steady presence and loving devotion is enough to make sure my child honors not only her parents, but also herself.
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