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What to tell your daughter after she cost you $80,000 on Facebook

Miami Florida father loses his job and then loses his settlement. The Miami Herald reports that he sued the school for age discrimination.

Answer the questions in the comments area below, this exercise is to practice viewing different perspectives. We analyze media messages frequently and without knowing it. Now step back and see what you can come up with.
Answer the questions in the comments area below, this exercise is to practice viewing different perspectives. We analyze media messages frequently and without knowing it. Now step back and see what you can come up with.Alfred DaCosta
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The school agreed to settle the case with Patrick Snay for $80,000. The agreement included a stipulation that Snay and his wife not disclose settlement details with anyone.

The Snays' daughter, a recent graduate of the school, posted to her 1,200 Facebook friends that the money would pay for a family vacation to Europe. -Kake news

For any working class citizen reading this headline, this comes to be a very unavoidable painful thing to hear. We are frequently analyzing media messages, sometimes without even knowing it. "What an idiot." are some of the nicer reactions on Twitter. "I would ground her for life," others may say. "Why she putting all her business on Facebook anyway?"

There are plenty of creative disciplinary actions that can be taken to appease dad's anger and teach her a lesson. Rather, the focus on today's exercise is to step back and slow down. We use the same quick judgement system on ourselves when we are not at our best. You don't need to feel sorry for the girl, rather put yourself in the shoes of others and possibly learn something while you are at it.

What do you tell your daughter after she cost you $80,000 on Facebook? "We are still going to Europe, but you are going to have to get a job to help Mom and Dad."

Answer the questions on the slideshow below.