I have so many things I'd like to say to you. I am so angry and saddened by your behavior. But I will do my best to try and behave in a Christ-like manner as I write this message to you.
What you have done is not cute. It is not funny. It is sad. You have taken a perfect opportunity to mend and repair your relationship with your daughter and turned it into a viral video. I hope it was worth it. I hope YOUR little fiasco on Facebook was worth the possibly irreparable damage you have done to your relationship with your child, your own flesh and blood.
If I'd found out that my child had posted something so bold and upsetting on the internet, I would have reacted much differently.
First of all, I would have looked at myself to try and figure out why he or she was so angry and felt the need to use so much profanity and so much loaded language. Usually, our children are a reflection of us, their parents.
Then I would have cried. Because I would have known that he or she must have been hurting for a very long time to make them feel so angry toward me... to the point where they felt they had to bash me openly on the internet.
I would have considered everything that my child was saying. HAD I been careless? HAD I been asking him or her to do too much around the house? HAD I been doing the right thing as a parent? Typically when we do the right thing as a parent, we create harmony and trust within our parent/child relationship.
And speaking of trust, I would have immediately known that there must have been something that I did to destroy the trust between us if I had been blocked from seeing my child's Facebook page. It takes two people to build a trusting relationship. It only takes one to destroy it.
I would have asked myself why my child felt the need to disclose this heartfelt message of frustration and anger to her friends online instead of coming to me with it. Had I not created a safe environment conducive to communication?
I feel sad for Hannah. She sounds like a smart, funny, wise young lady who just wants to be respected and heard by her parents.
It's not too late, sir. It's not too late to try and repair this relationship. You have shot her computer with a gun. You have humiliated her in front of the entire world wide web. But keep in mind that you have humiliated yourself. The most important thing now is to try and move forward and fix the damage that has been done. I urge you to look inside and consider that you are not right. That you have been wrong. That you can say, "I'm sorry. I was wrong" to your daughter and ask her to let you start over.
I grew up feeling a lot of anger toward my father for not giving me a safe place to express myself. You, sir, make my father look like a puppy dog.
Your daughter is screaming for help! She is begging you to hear her, to see her, to pay attention.
Please, sir, wake up before it is too late.
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