Professional Thoughts on DaddyOFive

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  • NominalGiant reply I feel for Cody :( My childhood was very similar to his, now as an adult who went through that I'm exactly the way you describe. When I first found out about those people my heart broke. And it brought back so many memories. Kids shouldn't have to go through that. I hope something is done for those children especially Cody. I dont care how the father trys to spin it its abuse, its traumatic, and its appalling. Whats just as bad is there are people defending these people like yeah its totally cool to torture your'll make them stronger later in life. Believe me when I say it doesn't, I'm a prime example. I stay away from people because I have trust and anger issues I've become a hermit, and I have a hard time perusing meaningful relationships I still have nightmares at 32 about some of the things that happened. What they've done will stick with Cody for the rest of his life and they will be very lucky to see him grow up to be a well adjusted adult :(
  • [ – ] LeonLaGrey reply I didn't see their videos since it was disturbing enough that was shown via PhilipD's video. Cody is scarred for life thanks to this disgusting father, LOCK HIM UP! He's no good and doesn't need custody cover this child. Very hardening to see.
  • John-Goras reply This YouTube family is like an MKUltra experiment.
  • ArbiterAbaddon reply I definitely feel an instinctive need to kick this dudes ass and his beached whale of a wife. They deserve to have the shit kicked out of them, put on YouTube and told "it's just a 'prank' bro".
  • Directionally_Challenged reply When I was a kid, I got yelled at a lot, yelled at for crying, yelled at for failing certain subjects, screamed at a lot for no real reason... that shit has a traumatic effect on a kid... I'm pretty screwed in the head and have no self esteem. I feel for cody, I have an idea how he'll wind up as an adult and I really hate to see that happen to someone.
  • mikefluharty reply Thank you for this video. I am praying for those kids.
  • evil_twin reply What I find sick and disgusting is that the whole matter is actually up for a discussion.
  • wolfalexzemla reply And to think the baby boomer generation produced hillary clinton. can hardly wait to see what the millennials come up with
  • kystonio reply What you said about the CPS is the saddest part. Even if the family actually gets investigated, they might get away with it and keep making money off of what is basically abuse that has led to PTSD.
  • SamEarl13 reply After seeing what you shown in the video its obvious its abuse and there's something wrong with him. At this point its hard to say if Cody will really have a future with all the anger and trust issues he'll have (and that's not even factoring in mental disabilities).
  • JessicaMartwin reply This is crazy! I hadn't heard anything about this until watching your video. This is a terrible situation but you did a very good job explaining it. I feel terrible for those kids :(
  • SteveLivesHere reply Good video. I totally agree with what you said here. Watching those clips upset me a bit because that is abuse. I know what a prank is. That was not a prank. As a person with Aspergers Syndrome, I actually feel bad for Cody in all this. The mother and father should be ashamed of themselves for letting their greed take over like it did. All they are doing is causing their kids to have trust issues later on in life.
  • wolfalexzemla reply on you tube semiogogue does an interesting video about teachers creating personal dependency disorder in students.
  • VikingYsja reply Only once in my life have I experienced being screamed at out of nowhere. It was in a subway train in New York. A woman I'd never seen before kept asking "what my problem is", yelling at the top of her lungs, and there was nowhere I could go. Cody is just a child, and he needs to be able to rely on his parents for protection and safety. Being screamed at is traumatising, and I imagine even more when it's the people you are supposed to be able to trust the most. The parents are standing on either side of him, yelling while his siblings just watch. And it's almost every single day
  • AsKaGangsta reply It's a shame.. the parents really need help. Especially the children
  • [ – ] clidefrog reply A good breakdown. I was wondering what could be done. Im sure the internet has gone nuts sending emails and worse, but I dont think that helps the kids, in particular Cody. Neither does a hashtag. I didnt know about the family therapist, perhaps that is something that should come out. If people found out who that therapist is, then the question is "did you report the abuse? if not, why?" Somehow, this seems like malpractice, possibly illegal levels of negligence. Either way, something needs to happen. Those videos are so bad they are hardly watchable. It's heartbreaking no matter who you empathise with. I have 3 kids. I know it gets tough. I cant imagine anything even remotely like this in my house. I fully respect people's right to conduct a home how they see best, but there is a limit and this is WAY beyond the point at which a society needs to step in in defense of the kids.
    • LibertyDoll parent reply In most states, not reporting anything that could even be misconstrued as abuse gets you sued, a huge fine, and you could lose your license. In MA, where I practice, it could cost you a million dollars. A literal million dollars.
  • [ – ] clidefrog reply First time seeing your video, just heard "Licensed mental health professional" and in my head I thought "I bet that's code for "not a doctor""
    • [ – ] LibertyDoll parent reply In mental health, doctors are the ones that prescribe meds. I chose not to do that, because I don't think meds are appropriate in most situations to begin with and I wouldn't want to be responsible for that. Plus it's a difference of 8-10 years of school instead of 6. So no, not a doctor, but a psychotherapist.
      • [ – ] clidefrog parent reply fwiw, I was impressed by the video. Just wasnt sure what to make of "licensed mental health professional" , one of those phrases that sounds like it could be legit, or could be someone with a certificate from a seminar on psychic triangles. Of course I've actually known a guy who was an actual doctor... in some eastern throat noise healing. So I guess you never can tell from titles.
        • LibertyDoll parent reply I think I said licensed mental health therapist once and professional therapist in another spot. I mostly did that because the actual title varies state by state. In the northeast we're called "licensed" and in the south therapists are called "professional," though everyone still requires licenses.
  • wolfalexzemla reply The sleep of reason produces monsters -Goya
  • [ – ] theyellowtub reply If you think that the CPS in the US is bad think. Here in Norway the CPS is way too strict and has been accused of kidnapping people based on low IQ in the parents. They have also been accused of abusing kids. A nice middle ground would be good.
  • [ – ] BackSoon reply So you're saying heroin needles on the floor with kids in the house is bad? Can I leave them on the night stand? Of course sometimes they are going to end up on the floor, you know what I mean. Sometimes it can't be avoided.
    • [ – ] LibertyDoll parent reply When there isn't any surface in the house covered with needles or bugs, and the parents are passed out on the bedroom floor while the kids are climbing counters to get frozen meals out of the freezer and trying to eat them frozen because they're too young to know otherwise, and there's no other food in the's problematic. Not saying CPS is the answer, but it's a far cry from "good parenting."
  • [ – ] Double-T reply I can't watch their videos anymore as they give me flashbacks of how I was treated as a kid. I am by no means a mentally stable person because of how I was treated. I have serious anger issues that I've struggled for a long time to get control of and I have a very negative outlook on life. I always use to tell myself and my siblings when I grew up I was going to move away and not come back and that's exactly what I did.
  • [ – ] YourSugoiStrwbry reply I heard of a study that has shown that children who grew up in homes with a ton of yelling have the same wave patterns as soldiers in combat? What is your professional opinion on this?
    • LibertyDoll parent reply And that trauma affects the physical structure of the brain, so that could be the reason for similar brain wave patterns.
    • LibertyDoll parent reply That's a tough one and hard to compare. Without the study in front of me, I can't say much, except that both could result in PTSD and trauma associated issues, ie. emotional reactivity, mood swings, anger issues, dissociation, and avoidance behaviors.
  • [ – ] HelBeard reply On a side note, you'll want to save your videos as progressive, not interlaced. Without getting too technical, as 1080p not 1080i.
    • [ – ] LibertyDoll parent reply I use Lightworks and under the export option it does say 1080p. Could it be an issue that I'm copying them from YouTube rather than uploading directly? My camera has options for 60i or 60p and says "generally use this setting" for 60i. Should I be changing it? I don't know anything about this stuff.
      • [ – ] kebrus parent reply yes, you should use 60p, if you watch your video at 1080 here and pause at any given moment that you do more hand movements you gets these strange horizontal scan effects, that's what the "i" 60i does, it interlaces the frames to save space and rendering but the quality suffers
        • [ – ] LibertyDoll parent reply OK, thanks! I've gotten some complaints about that before, and one person complained specifically about interlacing, but I thought they meant the way I cut scenes because I'm tech illiterate lol
          • HelBeard parent reply Don't worry about it! "interlacing" video was a tactic they used to cut-corners on old TVs. It's really obsolete now.
  • rEtRo_sPexX reply The whole situation here is appalling, even if the videos were the kids ideas, as Mommy and Daddy05 stated and even if the videos were fake and acted, as stated, this doesn't make it OK. They state themselves that they can understand why people would think it's abuse at face value and that they didn't want to come out about the videos being fake for fear of it affecting the channels popularity. So that would mean that they were happy for the world to think they were genuinely abusing their kids so long as it kept them happy and they think that this isn't damaging, not only to their own family, but to others watching, many too young and easily influenced to actually fully understand, who may consider this behaviour as acceptable because a popular YouTuber is doing it, fake or not this style of parenting is wrong. If my kids asked me to pretend to abuse them for fun and viewing figures I would sit them down and explain the reasons why that was a bad idea, I would actually be asking m...moreyself why my own children would even think up an idea like that in the first place, not just go along with it for the sake of a quick buck, so I call bullshit!! I was a victim of abuse and bullying for much of my childhood, mostly from other kids and I know from personal experiebce it's not a joke, "It's just a prank Bro!" Isn't an acceptable excuse for this kind dispicable behavior. DeFranco is not to blame for the fear and the death threats that they may now be facing, he just brought attention to, what he considered clear cut child abuse, any damage done to their family lives is 100% brought on by themselves!!
  • Rayman327 reply The worst part is his subscribers don't think there's anything wrong with this. I'm guessing most of his fan base are pretty young, I'm seeing videos of kids defending Daddy05. I know they don't have the mindset to understand but it's disturbing to see.
  • [ – ] boozebgood reply WOW he did privatized all his videos WOW, wanted to hide it from CPS? maybe?
  • CiliRat reply I feel sick to be in the same state as these parents. If you can call them parents.
  • [ – ] CigarBGuitarefx reply I have never even heard of these videos before. I appreciate your insight on them though. If that guy has an ex-wife or "Baby Mama" I'm surprised that she hasn't used his Youtube channel in court to get permanent custody of the kids.
    • LibertyDoll parent reply My understanding is that she did, but they live in different states and his state ruled the videos "corporal punishment" and therefore acceptable.
  • Gunner240B reply Holy cow! This is flat-out abuse. These kids are going to be traumatized the rest of their lives.
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