Can we all PLEASE stop listening to Dr. Phil now?
Ok, so I’m a little late to this perhaps; but here’s a video of a father shooting his daughter’s laptop. It’s awesome, and you should watch it – the whole thing.
Now, while this may seem at first like some goofy hick who went out and used a gun to prove a point, I can assure you that the more you read about it the more you’ll be convinced that Mr. Tommy Jordan (the father) did absolutely the right thing.
Dr. Phil, on the other hand, will disagree with you. And he tries to make his point on national television (capitalizing, as he’s apt to do, on a media story to promote his own show) by sitting down with Matt Lauer. You can watch that video (which I encourage you to do) and read the father’s very reasoned and well written response to it here (I mean it, read that blog post).
This is not some dope with a gun and a video camera. If you read the entire post you’ll find he’s an intelligent man with a level head and a real sense of what it means to raise your kids well in the world in which we live. This is FAR more than I can say for Dr. Phil, who is, in my humble opinion, a media whore of the worst kind. He’s a man who pretends to help people in order to make himself money.
And frankly, Dr. Phil is not even a very good psychologist. He’s just flat out wrong about most of what he says. So, that said, thanks to Mr. Tommy Jordan for doing the best job of illustrating this that I’ve yet seen – and also for being a consistent and thoughtful dad.