Originally Posted by JoeRad
So glad you can look down on everyone from your moral high horse. Give me break! Parents don't need to be loved by there kids, but they have an obligation to love them. The parents brought the kids into the world. They need to provide for them until they can provide for themselves. Anything less in neglect, or abuse. What this father is doing is abusive. He's using coercion to abuse his teen's state of mind. "I'm watching you, you little..." Yeah...thats a loving dad.
Get the hell out as soon as you can. Until then, resist!
MidasGirl: Incredible. I hope you look forward to seeing your kids in therapy when they grow up.
Hi JoeRad, I understand you're ticked off by my comments. No problem. I would have been too at a certain time in my life.
You stated that a parents job is to provide for their child. You are so right. Well guess what? Providing safety is a top priority on a lot of parents list. How they go about it may not necessarily be the most ideal way, but remember, you did not show up here with your manual either.
I don't necessarily know what went down in your personal situation, but my belief is that most parents are simply doing what they know best to provide. Internet safety is becoming a very thorny issue these days, and most parents don't even have a clue how to go about protecting their children from all the crap that's out there (yeah yeah I know, every kid thinks it'll happen to everyone but them).
Spying on you may not be the best way for a parent to go about doing this, but why don't you help them out by making it unequivocal there's no reason for them to be concerned? And if there's no reason for them to be concerned and they still spy on you, so what? Is that the worst that can happen to you?
First off, I think this parent is very generous. I'd never allow a computer in a kid's bedroom. Not until they're about 17 anyway. Sorry. It won't kill you to have it in a common room.
Oh and as far as my kids being in therapy.......not really. I'm not very much in favor of shrinks. I'll make sure they attend all of Tony Robbins seminars for teens though.