Mocking Your Teen Daughter For Taking Selfies Is Not Good Parenting

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What’s a father to do when his teenage daughter posts sexy selfies of herself on social media?

Publicly shame her of course.

US father Chris “Burr” Martin thought his daughter Cassie’s selfies looked like she was trying to “escort Japanese businessmen” and that she should “tone it down”.

He decided to teach her a lesson by taking photos of himself in similar poses and posting them on Instagram. He wore crop tops and accessories, drew a fake tattoo on his gut, misapplied eyeliner, and pouted at the camera.

“So my daughter has been posting sexy selfies of herself and instead of telling her to stop, well, I thought of something better,” Martin wrote on his Instagram post.

What a wacky guy. And what an awesome parenting strategy. With record rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and self-harm amongst teenage girls, being humiliated by their fathers – the most important male role model in their life who is supposed to make them feel safe and worthy – is exactly what they need.

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One thought on “Mocking Your Teen Daughter For Taking Selfies Is Not Good Parenting

  1. Interesting article, as a Dad who’s kids will be at that “share everything on the internet” age it’s quite thought provoking.

    When you discussed this with Mr Martin did you talk over what over strategies a parent might try ?

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