The Controversy Around Facebook Parenting

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Tommy Jordan, an ordinary dad from North Carolina, launched himself into internet fame when he uploaded an eight-minute YouTube video in response to a whiny letter his daughter posted on Facebook. Viewed 28 million times, Tommy's video outlines his anger with his daughter's online complaints about household chores, and as a finale, he shoots eight rounds at her laptop. The divisive video sparked much controversy across the country around parenting and social media.

KJ Dell’Antonia is the lead blogger for Motherlode, the parenting blog of our partner The New York Times.

Dr. Michael Rich is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Boston and director of Harvard’s Center on Media and Child Health.