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2013-09-20 03:12:04 PM

Super Chronic: SlothB77: Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs

is that possible?

To be fair, I think they're actually a notch better than the BackN'StreetSyncBoys.  A little more rock-pop, a little less contrived R&B/choreography and fake personalities, from what I gather.  Not my cup of tea, but kind of harmless.


ask cardiff...  posted the link in a different thread as well, but one of my new favorite *gigglesnort* terms makes its debut here...
 
2013-09-20 03:12:49 PM

durbnpoisn: blatz514: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mom needs to get herself some psychiatric help.

I feel bad for any kid who has to live in an environment like that.

I'm happy we grew up poor.  Never had to worry about my parents buying my brothers and I nice things for our bdays.  I didn't start going to concerts 'til I had my own job to pay for the tix.

Yeah, me too.  The first concert I went to was Iron Maiden (1987 or so).  The ticket was $17.
In fact, I went to a lot of shows, and never worried much about ticket costs.  I never even bought tickets in advance.  I would just show up and buy them.

Boy, those were the good old days.  Nowadays you can't see Willy Nelson for under $100 per ticket in a small theater in NJ.


Maiden for $17!?  Saw them last 4th of July at Summerfest.  I think we paid $35 for decent seats.  Not too shabby for today's prices.
 
2013-09-20 03:14:00 PM
yeah... bettin daughters friends are jackin the bids. thats pretty redonculous
 
PJ-
2013-09-20 03:15:44 PM

Infernalist: Their collective sin was lying to their parents about where they were going to be.


I thought their collective sin was to be dumb enough to be caught doing something like this.  When I was growing up, I didn't think of punishment as something that was the result of me doing something bad, it was punishment because I was dumb enough to be caught.  So when I was going to do bad stuff, I always put a lot of though in how I would get out of things, more often than not, I would face punishment not because someone caught me doing something bad, but because the other kids would rat me out.
 
2013-09-20 03:17:11 PM

cynicalminion: Super Chronic: SlothB77: Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs

is that possible?

To be fair, I think they're actually a notch better than the BackN'StreetSyncBoys.  A little more rock-pop, a little less contrived R&B/choreography and fake personalities, from what I gather.  Not my cup of tea, but kind of harmless.

ask cardiff...  posted the link in a different thread as well, but one of my new favorite *gigglesnort* terms makes its debut here...


What - "Disposable Income"?   That seems fairly mundane.
 
2013-09-20 03:17:47 PM

Snarfangel: timswar: Totally fake. Nobody sincerely uses the word trollop

Maybe she's taking it back.


Lately, I've been going with "jezebel". It rolls off the tongue and it has an old-school sting to it.
 
2013-09-20 03:18:20 PM

OgreMagi: theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.


Start preparing for the time when your "friends" start telling you they have a countdown timer for when she turns 18, or just start hanging around a lot.  Usually about 4-5 years from now.
 
2013-09-20 03:20:26 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Smelly Pirate Hooker: SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Smarter? Doubtful. More tech savvy? Right. The tech savvyness of most teenagers is confined to pushing the "Send" button.

The tech they're using wasn't created by teenagers. It was created by adults in their 30s and 40s, mostly.

except you forgot the hive mind. one on one sure an adult probably wins but we're talking one parent against the combined efforts of large group of individuals. You think they don't share ideas, strategies, brainstormed, plot against parents etc? it only takes one person in the large group to be smarter or more savvy than you... doesn't have to be your own kid.
Also I'm not talking 12 or 13 but more like 16 or 17 yr olds BTW...


Are you saying that teenagers are like Geth? Take 'em down with the sniper rifle at long range. But save Legion for ME3.
 
2013-09-20 03:24:22 PM

mike_d85: OgreMagi: Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.

If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.


yes, but then they'd go on a mis-adventure involving a radio contest, mushrooms, that boarding school you sent her to, disco hitchhikers, stray dogs, car thieves, bullies, a protest, bullies, and then your kid will tell everyone that they had sex in a church confessional booth.

And make it to the concert.


Disco hitchhikers? You should copyright that whole story now and sell it when the time's right.
 
2013-09-20 03:26:21 PM

jigger: Sin_City_Superhero: "I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child"


You want to know how I know you're not American?

Also, don't be shocked when "you may hate me now" becomes "you may hate me forever" so parents might want to find a few boundaries for themselves.


remember parents; those little "rebels" will be the ones deciding what home to put you in when you get old.
 
2013-09-20 03:28:09 PM

davidab: OgreMagi: theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.

Start preparing for the time when your "friends" start telling you they have a countdown timer for when she turns 18, or just start hanging around a lot.  Usually about 4-5 years from now.


who in the HELL are you hanging out with?

/Also, your daughter sounds hot.
 
2013-09-20 03:31:48 PM

NightSteel: Oh, okay, AUS.. wonder if it's any different there?

Also, looked at the auction.. $12K (AUS) for 4 concert tickets that don't seem to be particularly prime seats? Right now, AUS $ are worth slightly more than US $. I'm betting the kiddies are bidding up the auction to ensure the tickets don't sell in time.


Slightly less - about 93 US cents to 1 Aus dollar.

I think they are requiring ID to buy tickets down here as well now. At leadt that's whst I read on the news paper a few months back.
 
2013-09-20 03:34:00 PM
Has anyone mentioned blogger Matt Howard is an idiot yet?
 
2013-09-20 03:34:14 PM

Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.


It's the collective term for several Biebers.
 
2013-09-20 03:36:09 PM

bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.


as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

1. by the age of 3 they know how to pretend they don't hear you
2. hysterical crying is the only crying a 3 year old does, being told they can't have 3 cookies only 2 will result in hysterical crying
3. going nuclear is sometimes the only way to get through to them that they do have to listen to dad, especially,
4. if some sanctimonious ass is there condemning the parent, even with only facial expressions, it is enough to empower a 3 year old into thinking they have leverage in the situation and will attempt to use #2 to get their way.

parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.

I've done exactly what you described, once, and ever since if he started to get out of control all I have to do is make eye contact with him and in a lowered voice ask him " do you remember last time you tried this" and remarkably he stops acting out. Imagine that.

He is so well behaved generally that we get complements everywhere we go. He's that well behaved because he knows exactly what his limits are and what is expected of him. He knows that crossing us will get a response he does not like.

a 3 year old can be expected to stop and look at a parent when called, can be expected to use please, thank you and not have an explosive melt down when they don't get their way, as long as the parents are consistent and don't waver from their expectations. Assuming there is no other underlying conditions.

Yeah, you will have to haul them out of places, and you will have to send them to bed, take away dessert, etc when you say you will. This is what used to be called parenting.

Apparently, modern parenting now consists of neglecting your child's development towards being a functional member of society in favour of making excuses for their acting like wild animals because they're only ____ years old.

Why do you think it's socially responsible to allow a 3 year old child to behave in a manner less socially acceptable than a 1 year old dog.
 
2013-09-20 03:36:56 PM

Publikwerks: jaytkay: ddam: I've never used ebay so can someone explain to me how people can bid up the price if they have no intention to pay? Doesn't the site have some way to prevent that cuz if I were to sell something and it gets bought by someone that has no intention of buying the item I'd be pissed and ebay would not get a repeat customer.

eBay: "If you have excessive unpaid items on your account, we may limit or end your ability to buy."

Also, when you create an auction as a seller, you have the option to block bidders who "Have unpaid items recorded on their account "

You can also offer it to second place bid , third and whatnot place bidders.

If I was her, I would cancel the auction, put the tickets back up at face value with buy it now only.


if the kids are bidding 20,000 what makes you think they wont click the Buy It Now?
 
2013-09-20 03:46:54 PM

C_Canuk: parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.


That's where my ex failed.  Her daughter would throw fits and my ex did the "I'll just ignore it and she'll stop" route.  Except sometimes she would give in to the fit.  The child learned that throwing a fit sometimes worked and there was NEVER any downside to trying.

When I tried that when I was a kid, my dad would give a warning.  If I continued to throw a fit there would be consequences.  I learned fairly early on that throwing a fit would most definitely not get me what I wanted but would result in something unpleasant (like being grounded or losing tv privileges, he wasn't an abusive parent).
 
2013-09-20 03:47:47 PM
after hearing about some of the shiat that my wife put her father thru when she was a teen, I recently walked up to that man and hugged him and apologized for all the shiat she did.

and you can tell in this thread who is young, dumb, and who doesn't have any kids.
 
PJ-
2013-09-20 03:53:00 PM

C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

1. by the age of 3 they know how to pretend they don't hear you
2. hysterical crying is the only crying a 3 year old does, being told they can't have 3 cookies only 2 will result in hysterical crying
3. going nuclear is sometimes the only way to get through to them that they do have to listen to dad, especially,
4. if some sanctimonious ass is there condemning the parent, even with only facial expressions, it is enough to empower a 3 year old into thinking they have leverage in the situation and will attempt to use #2 to get their way.

parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.

I've done exactly what you described, once, and ever since if he started to get out of control all I have to do is make eye contact with him and in a lowered voice ask him " do you remember last time you tried this" and remarkably he stops acting out. Imagine that.

He is so well behaved generally that we get complements everywhere we go. He's that well behaved because he knows e ...


Buddy of mine is guilty of this, through and through.  His kid is 5 now, still cries hysterically when you say things like 'no, you don't get dessert after dinner because you didn't listen to me during dinner', which she knows will lead to her eventually getting said cookies.  She steals now, even tried to steal my work laptop, and he didn't even apologize for it, he just chalked it up to 'she's 5, she just doesn't know any better'.  I had enough at that point and snapped back quickly 'she doesn't know any better because you don't teach her any better.  your kid is going into grade one, and she doesn't have any idea in how to read, she doesn't listen to anybody what so ever, and whenever there is a situation where she loses a toy, or not get dessert, or whatever else form of punishment, she turns on the tears, and you give her anything you want'.  I don't think he appreciated that, we haven't talked much since then.
 
2013-09-20 03:55:45 PM

davidab: OgreMagi: theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.

Start preparing for the time when your "friends" start telling you they have a countdown timer for when she turns 18, or just start hanging around a lot.  Usually about 4-5 years from now.


1) That's not going to happen
2) Even if it does, the first one that says something like that is getting knocked the fark out
3) You got some creepy-ass friends

/waits for it...
 
2013-09-20 03:59:39 PM

frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.


you sound like a trollop
 
2013-09-20 04:06:02 PM

ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop


I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.
 
2013-09-20 04:07:27 PM
C_Canuk:
as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control....

blah blah blah


...Why do you think it's socially responsible to allow a 3 year old child to behave in a manner less socially acceptable than a 1 year old dog.

DING!  I want to say that you are an average person, for parenting the way you should; but alas - given the general public's idea of parenting, I must say you are a great person.
 
2013-09-20 04:16:03 PM

PJ-: .

I thought their collective sin was to be dumb enough to be caught doing something like this.  When I was growing up, I didn't think of punishment as something that was the result of me doing something bad, it was punishment because I was dumb enough to be caught.  So when I was going to do bad stuff, I always put a lot of though in how I would get out of things, more often than not, I would face punishment not because someone caught me doing something bad, but because the other kids would rat me out


I blame the schools for not teaching critical thinking skills anymore.
 
2013-09-20 04:18:00 PM

C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control


While I generally agree with what you said, I don't think it is necessary to create a scene and my reading of the post you quoted makes it seem like the father, intentionally or not, humiliated the daughter in front of the other kids. While you need to get your point across and be stern and consistent, there's no need to do that. It is perfectly acceptable (and equally, if not more, effective) to take your child aside, away from everyone and give them a stern talking to about what you expect from them and what will happen if they do not do that. I have had to do this with my daughter when she was that age and instead of getting hysterical crying, I usually got a pouty look and some quiet tears for a few minutes, but generally she'd go right back to having a good time while behaving better. Eventually, giving her the hairy eyeballs and a muttered 'knock it off' through clenched teeth was enough for her to get in line. Anyway, maybe I read that post wrong and the father didn't make a scene, but if he did, then I agree with bborchar that that is pretty sick.
 
2013-09-20 04:22:57 PM
holy bleeding fark!  never used ebay for anything but it looks like they'll be up at least for the rest of the month, and they're almost at 25K?
 
2013-09-20 04:24:21 PM

kg2095: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

It's the collective term for several Biebers.


They're New Kids on the Block with autotune.
 
2013-09-20 04:24:22 PM

cynicalminion: holy bleeding fark!  never used ebay for anything but it looks like they'll be up at least for the rest of the month, and they're almost at 25K?


those are some pricey spunk trumpets...
 
2013-09-20 04:30:13 PM
SuperNinjaToad:

except you forgot the hive mind. one on one sure an adult probably wins but we're talking one parent against the combined efforts of large group of individuals. You think they don't share ideas, strategies, brainstormed, plot against parents etc? it only takes one person in the large group to be smarter or more savvy than you... doesn't have to be your own kid.
Also I'm not talking 12 or 13 but more like 16 or 17 yr olds BTW...


I figure most teenagers are about as smart as most adults, i.e., not very smart. The combined efforts of a large group of individuals is not that smart most of the time. Unfortunately influential, sure, as long as the influence doesn't require anybody to do anything very taxing.

Exhibit A: Congress
Exhibit B: the American voter
Exhibit C: the viewers of "reality" TV

If these girls were a group of teenage hackers, maybe you'd have a point. But they're not. They're apparently not very smart teenage girls.
 
2013-09-20 04:33:15 PM
I don't have spawn so I don't have to deal with this shiat.
 
2013-09-20 04:37:32 PM

SeedFreak: This reminds me of the douche who shot up his daughter's laptop and then gloriously stated his reasons in a video that went viral.

Teens love to push the envelope however being a complete lunatic about it does nothing but encourage your kids to leave home as fast as they can whether or not they are ready to go.


I'm not seeing the down side. Granted, the only way my mom could get my older sister out of the house was to move. I on the other hand couldn't wait to get the hell out of there.
 
2013-09-20 04:44:25 PM

SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,


Funny that you have such a perception of children.

I have many, and they are all 17 and up now.  Not one comes close to being savy about anything technical, even if I've tried many times to teach them.

Their friends... even those that are knowledgeable about computers do not hold a candle to my knowledge and experience.

I'm sure that some kids are better than others, but to think that kids are magically tech savy because they're always on Facebook and texting, same as senior citizens are now doing.

You've been watching too many movies.
 
2013-09-20 04:45:18 PM
As much as I like the "give to charity and make the kid hand it over" approach, though, my favorite story like this was the guy who secretly sold his kid's brand-new launch XBox 360 that he'd been going to get for Christmas... except for the box. The plan was to fill the box with coal, then wrap it up and put it under the tree.

This is not to say that I actually condone such a thing as a parenting technique: it's going overboard just to be cruel. I liken my reaction to watching Daffy Duck getting his beak shot off in a Looney Tunes short: if you think about it too hard it's actually pretty horrible, but damned if it's not hilarious.
 
2013-09-20 04:47:09 PM

SuperNinjaToad: hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,


More tech savvy? Maybe, though that is becoming rarer by the day.

Smarter, though? Not likely. Even the smart ones aren't a tenth as smart as they think they are. It's just about the only thing Twilight got right.
 
2013-09-20 04:49:32 PM

Yellow Beard: I think this is probably some really good viral marketing


My first thought as well; this is totally what I would do to really drive up the price of my scalped tickets.
 
2013-09-20 04:56:01 PM

frenchcheesemuseum: ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop

I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.


I came!

I mean...I laughed. That was funny. Haha!!

/Sorry for creeping you out like that. Accident. Swear.
 
2013-09-20 04:57:13 PM

edmo: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Came here to  say this, very happy to see I'm not the only one that thinks so.


Problem is, unless you have kids yourself, you might not understand how at some point, you can end up very frustrated and not exactly do the best decision or express yourself in a completely mature way.

Yes, the mom wrote a somewhat childish rant, but I completely understand why.

And I agree with the part about her stating that kids always believe themselves so smart and doing stuff that their parents would never do or understand.

For some reason, many parents miss explaining that they were kids once too, and did similar things, and the child fails to understand that their parents were kids once too.

Every time I deal with my kids, I look back on myself, realize that I did things at their ages, and then respond in accordance to the level of stupidity the said action was at.

I also take in consideration the factors of why and what the action happened, their character, how they act towards it, etc.  how they handle their responsibility of this action, etc.

I did a bunch of things because I truly had no examples, no guidance, no clue, I could only do the best I could and learn as I went.

I did made sure that I spent a LOT of time talking to my kids so that they'd have all that I didn't.

Still they've screwed up on some things, and they have to deal with the consequences. They should know better, they were given all the "tools" to have a clue, always had someone to talk to.

But like children do, they ended up with "friends" that "knew" better and the stupid ended up being contagious...

So I don't know if there's any way of avoiding some part of this "stupid phase" from generation to generation, but I guess that it's part of the learning curve that people simply have to go through.

Sadly, some are over 30 and still in that phase. (heck some over 50)
 
2013-09-20 05:01:09 PM

imfallen_angel: hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Funny that you have such a perception of children.

I have many, and they are all 17 and up now.  Not one comes close to being savy about anything technical, even if I've tried many times to teach them.

Their friends... even those that are knowledgeable about computers do not hold a candle to my knowledge and experience.

I'm sure that some kids are better than others, but to think that kids are magically tech savy because they're always on Facebook and texting, same as senior citizens are now doing.

You've been watching too many movies.


Since computers got easier to use I've seen a noticable decline in tech savvyness.  I'm by no means a wizard with the stuff but growing up with computers in the 80s kind of forced me to learn some basic stuff and develop troubleshooting skills.  Worked a tech support gig for a video game company for a while and had to talk kids through some of the most basic things.

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?"
 
2013-09-20 05:10:08 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.
.

THIS x 100.  My nephew has this mass attitude like he's better than everyone else and my brother and SIL are good parents.  He's just a BRAT.
 
2013-09-20 05:18:37 PM
I swear, I have the only teenage daughter on the planet who hates One Direction and whatever a Beiber is.

I got her All Time Low tickets instead.

What the hell is an All Time Low?

My music taste runs hipster. Yes, you can hate on me. I'll use the new Arcade Fire single to drown you all out.

/Teenager loves skinny boys with tattoos and eyeliner and too tight jeans and eating disorders. Ugh.
 
2013-09-20 05:21:02 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: frenchcheesemuseum: ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop

I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.

I came!

I mean...I laughed. That was funny. Haha!!

/Sorry for creeping you out like that. Accident. Swear.


I am unable to be creeped out.  Trust me.
 
2013-09-20 05:25:09 PM

durbnpoisn: I have a 12 year old daughter, and go figure...  She's a huge One Direction fan.  She's also a Dance Moms fan.  Given the choice, I'll take One Direction any day.


Hey now, what's wrong with Moms Dancing?
 
2013-09-20 05:44:58 PM
This One Direction must be really something cause I keep hearing about it , but I still don't know what it is .
 
2013-09-20 05:47:11 PM

RY28: This One Direction must be really something cause I keep hearing about it , but I still don't know what it is .


God you're so farking cool.
 
2013-09-20 05:49:27 PM

palais: I swear, I have the only teenage daughter on the planet who hates One Direction and whatever a Beiber is.

I got her All Time Low tickets instead.

What the hell is an All Time Low?

My music taste runs hipster. Yes, you can hate on me. I'll use the new Arcade Fire single to drown you all out.

/Teenager loves skinny boys with tattoos and eyeliner and too tight jeans and eating disorders. Ugh.


My daughter is going to an All Time Low concert this weekend!
 
2013-09-20 05:56:19 PM

theknuckler_33: C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

While I generally agree with what you said, I don't think it is necessary to create a scene and my reading of the post you quoted makes it seem like the father, intentionally or not, humiliated the daughter in front of the other kids. While you need to get your point across and be stern and consistent, there's no need to do that. It is perfectly acceptable (and equally, if not more, effective) to take your child aside, away from everyone and give them a stern talking to about what you expect from them and what will happen if they do not do that. I have had to do this with my daughter when she was that age and instead of getting hysterical crying, I usually got a pouty look and some quiet tears for a few minutes, but generally she'd go right back to having a good time while behaving better. Eventually, giving her the hairy eyeballs and a muttered 'knock it off' through clenched teeth was enough for her to get in line. Anyway, maybe I read that post wrong and the father didn't make a scene, but if he did, then I agree with bborchar that that is pretty sick.


 The father loudly announced to the child that she'd exceeded her limits with him for that day, to look around because she was never going to see it again.


You and bborchar think this is sick, because he publicly humiliated the 3 year old girl.

you can't humiliate a 3 year old, they are willing to scream hysterics in public to get what they want, the will deliberatly shiat and piss themselves if they are particularly devious.

They are not stupid, that's a mistake a lot of people make. "Look at that poor 3 year old, why is the father so mean to his kid, she doesn't know any better [because I think she's stupid]"

Mean while the kid is wearing troll face as they play your emotions like a fiddle, as you participate along with them in their humiliation of the father.

You don't know what happened before the father said "That IT!" you don't know if he's a dick or if the kid has been pushing her boundaries since 3 in the morning. All you see is father who snaps and a kid who goes into hysterics in public, then say "That man is sick, he humiliated that 3 year old"

If said 3 year old is humiliated they shouldn't disobey their parent. The idea that a child that will resort to making you chase them through a play structure, will unabashedly pick their nose and eat it at you, will deliberately crap themselves, and melt down in hysterics in public is humiliated by Dad saying, "look around, cause you're never coming here again." is a little ridiculous.

Kid wasn't in hysterics because she was humiliated, she was in hysterics because her bad behaviour she thought she could get away with in public, resulted in loosing something she wanted. Her bluff was called that her father's sense of dignity was stronger than his will to make sure she stayed within her boundaries.


Now, I'd also like to explore this idea that humiliation of people who step out of line with polite society is somehow sick.

Public shaming is what keeps people from being outright dicks to each other. It is largely the mortar that holds society together. Without it, real life would resemble 4 Chan.

Is that what you want?
 
2013-09-20 06:16:17 PM

theknuckler_33: Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.


Actually, it won't be as much hell as you think it is. This is the stage of life where kids can understand and even participate in rule-building. You need to be a bit flexible, too--for example, if you're calling them at school to check up on them, you're probably going overboard--but including them in the discussion  really helps.

/I speak from experience
//Children are as good or bad as their parents
///Puberty screws it up a little, but not as much as people think--it really boils down to if the parents are willing to be respectful of the children instead of dismissive. Treat them like adults and they will behave like adults.
 
2013-09-20 06:58:33 PM
Fuggin Bizzy:
This. If you want respect, you must give respect. Yes, this even means parents need to respect their children.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
No.
You act like a brat, you get treated like a brat.  You're a child, you have no rights, you deserve no respect.
You earn both through your behavior.  Period.
 
2013-09-20 07:46:59 PM

C_Canuk: Is that what you want?


If you don't think a 3 year old can feel humiliated by being yelled at by her parents in front of a group of people, you are an idiot. If you can't handle a 3 years old acting out in public without berating them so everyone around you can hear, the problem is not with a devious 3 year old, it is with a brain dead parent who has no idea how to handle a disruptive toddler.

I've had to gather up my kicking-and-screaming daughter on an occasion or two and get her out of whatever situation it was and none of those times required me to loudly berate her in front of strangers. She got the discipline she needed in private.

And, if you think 'public shaming' is such a good idea, you strike me as the kind of person who thinks certain behavior should kept... you know... in the closet.

I agreed with you, at first, almost entirely except for overt public displays of discipline. You can accomplish EVERYTHING you think is important while being a lot more discreet. And you posted THAT response?  You're a farking idiot.
 
2013-09-20 07:50:02 PM
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