A ‘controlling’ dad is slammed on Reddit after asking his teenage daughter for the password to his blog.
Posting on the Am I the A-hole sub-forum, the dad shared that his 15-year-old daughter runs a pretty successful movie review blog, while he has his own life and religion blog for promote his self-published books.
“My wife and I insist on being very open with our children about all of our passwords,” he explained, noting that they all share their passwords for “just in case” times.
He also pointed out that his daughter had the password to his blog.
“I asked my daughter if I could ever have her blog password so I could log in to see her stats (I was curious) and she said she wasn’t ‘comfortable’ to give me his password”, he wrote.
When she refused, the man “got angry”, calling his daughter’s choice “disrespectful” because he and his wife willingly share all their passwords with their children.
“I told her that if she wasn’t ‘comfortable’ giving me her password, she didn’t need to use our computers or our WiFi,” he added.
The girl finally gave up her password.
On Reddit, many people who commented agreed that the father was wrong.
“You are needlessly nosy, and the fact that you had to threaten her to force her to give you her password says a lot about you,” one person wrote.
Another person noted the lack of privacy, writing, “You are teaching your child that she has no right to privacy and that only people who have things to hide want to keep things private or just to themselves.”
Others accused the man of wanting to access his daughter’s blog out of jealousy.
“It seems obvious that you want to use his traffic to promote your own blog and sell books,” one person commented.
‘Jealous of your child’s success is a terrible look,’ another added.
“Let’s be honest: it’s not about passwords. It’s about control. Because if you REALLY care about stats, you could have asked him to share them, retrieve them, and give them to you. show. She probably would have.” someone else pointed out.
Another commenter agreed: “It would be one thing if you were worried about his safety. But you’re just curious and in control here.”