TESTIMONY. “I forced my daughter to give her dog to teach her a life lesson”

A father shared on Reddit the somewhat extreme decision he made for the education of his daughter. One thing is certain, the latter did not fly with Internet users.

Why do it in half measures? A father, who thought he was doing the right thing with his daughter, made a decision that was extreme to say the least, which seriously compromised his relationship with her. Faced with his failure, the man tried to find support from Internet users on Reddit, in vain. The man, who wishes to make his daughter “a responsible adult” begins his story: “My 16 year old daughter has a dog she bought a few months ago. Her mom and I told her she could have one provided she takes care of himthat she pays for everything he needs and spends time with him”. So far, nothing alarming. The girl keeps her word for the first few weeks and everyone gets something out of it. But now, between the resumption of high school and her part-time job, the latter begins to pay less attention to her hairball. “She works about 25 to 30 hours a week and spends at least two hours on her homework each evening“, explains the father. ” Even though her dog seemed fine, I felt bad for him because she wasn’t home as often as she used to be…”.

Despite the father’s warnings, the daughter cannot afford to give her dog any more time and the latter ends up stepping up to the plateinsisting that she “finds a new home for her dog since she can’t take care of him anymore”. “She argued with me for a long time about it, finally giving in and finding a new owner. She goes straight to her room after work and refuses to talk to me. My wife is upset but hasn’t really chosen sides”, releases the man.

Internet users outraged

On the Internet side, there is total disapproval. “You can’t have butter and butter’s money: make her take full responsibility for the dog, including the bills, then force her to get rid of it”, writes one of them. “She will always resent you for that. You set her up for failure by making her pay for everything, but also by thinking she works too much. How the hell is she supposed to pay for food and vet bills, not to mention her own clothes and school supplies, apparently, without this job?”, protests another.

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