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Parents vs Facebook

Should Tess be grounded?

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Published: January 23, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 41

(41) Anonymous, May 29, 2011 2:02 PM

Thank you for bringing this up!!

Whether or not we agree that the punishment fits the crime or not, she received a punishment-that's it! If she is let off the hook, how will she deal with being in a working atmosphere? Will she do a FB petition if she doesn't like what the boss said? Truly this generation is suffering from a syndrome, the syndrome that one can get what they want through the media, and not do any self-improvement. That newspaper should be boycotted! Why on earth give this child, and yes, she is still a child,( underaged), breaking the drinking laws etc., why did they give her a chance to gain votes on this? When I was her age there was an accident, kids from the high school took a car (just borrowed it they thought) and went for drinks during lunch break. Only one girl lived to tell the tale, and that she did. She went on tv begging teenagers not to drink. Seeing the terrible pain she suffered knowing that her best friends were all killed would not leave her. I was very young then, but I never forgot the lesson. That is what Princess Tess should hear, in addition to losing the right to go out to party, and to drink, she should hear a drunk lecture her class about what a hell it is to drink. Kids that drink at a young age don't just sober up and stop, it is the begining and should be dealt with on two planes-one is the grounding and another to learn what she is doing to herself. The schools should provide that to all 15 year olds, BEFORE they get used to drinking. A policeman could also lecture about drunk driving, using movies and live lecturers from AA. It is easy to ground, but as we can see, Princess Tess did not learn anything from it. Would that she would see the reactions here at Aish.com. Yasher Koach Rabbi Salomon!

(40) yehudit levy, February 23, 2011 8:27 AM

What about Tess?

TO be honest, I'm pretty impressed that Tess even accepted her punishment in the first place. I mean, her parents are probably not there all the time to monitor her whereabouts, so if she could be trusted to respect her grounding, there is a lot of hope for Tess. THe fact that she tried to convince them via petition, as opposed to, say, kicking down her door is testimony to the fact that she's a great kid, respects her parents in general, repects her property, and is also pretty creative! Her parents should be kinda proud, that she wasn't on Facebook making unsavoury friends, or, G-d forbid, posting photos of herself. I think the parents can also pat themselves on the back, since they did a good job on her so far. 5 weeks was a little excessive, perhaps, but it's their call, and their daughter, and their home. OK, she got drunk, it happens. It will probably happen again, but I don't think they will have to worry too much about Tess. On the other hand, future American Presidents might.....!

(39) sylvia, May 26, 2010 1:25 AM

i agree

facebook is not apropriate

(38) Anonymous, March 3, 2010 6:13 PM

I Agree Wholeheartedly with the parents and the Rabbi

I Agree Wholeheartedly with the parents and the Rabbi. Kids today expect everything -- so much more so than in the past. That's why they're called the "Me Generation." They are selfish and do not think about their actions and that there are consequences and if the parents caved in to a petition, then again there would be no consequence for her wrongdoing, and others would follow in her footsteps. to get "off the hook."

(37) Elisheba Bat Abraham, February 11, 2010 6:59 PM

THIS GIRL MUST BE PUNISHED HARDER

I am a young mother, and I grew up in a very strict family and I never had problems of any kind, I was not traumatized and so on. Well this girl shows no respect for her parents, no control of herself in her way of drinking, further she must not drink alcohol, is not good for her health. In that case her parents must spank her and of course take the computer off and forget parties nof for 5 weeks. Maybee a year at least. And As a Parents we must do what we believe is correct for our children no matter what the world say. Authority, respect and love is the base for a healthy family.

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