February 18, 2012
A Clinician's View of the Laptop-Shooting Dad
Chris J. Ferguson, Time
By shooting his daughter’s laptop and posting the event on YouTube, Tommy Jordan has become a minor celebrity. His actions give catharsis to perennial adult frustration with teenagers. But watching the video I was struck not only by his own words but also those of his daughter (read aloud by Jordan) which, to me, reflected not moral high ground by either party but a cycle of mutual anger, frustration and failure to communicate.
TAGGED: Parenting, psychology