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Do you think it is right for a father to tell his 12 years old daughter that if she get a boyfriend she will be send to a boarding school or he will shoot him?

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago

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Boys Town National Hotline
Oct 22, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Thank you for contacting Education.com!

No, telling a 12 year old such a thing is not very helpful to say the least! On the other hand, as strange as this may sound, this father could have said this as a very sarcastic joke to his daughter, with no intentions of doing either. It really depends on how the daughter perceived the comment, if it is damaging or not.

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Cynthia, Counselor
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feliciaky
feliciaky writes:
personally i dont think that right at all because she might think any person he doesnt approve of might be shot. he should explain his disapproval in a different way.
> 60 days ago

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lchoover
lchoover writes:
WHAT?!  That is the most horrific thing that a parent could tell their child.  That is not right and could seriously cause a great deal of mental anguish for the child.
> 60 days ago

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