Wow, it’s been a while since the last Adventures in Parenting post! Today’s is an important one: parenting & social media.
Last week, there was an incident involving my six-year-old son & a disciplinary action taken by the school. I posted it on Facebook & Twitter. That evening, my husband & I got into a discussion about how I shouldn’t have posted that information on those social media sites. Despite the fact that said son is only six year’s old, my husband felt it was “forever” and could have an impact on my son. My retort: he’s six. If the incident involved my twelve-year-old son, who has friends on social media, I definitely wouldn’t post it.
So, the question I pose to you: do we share too much on social media? I’m not talking about posting pictures from the actual labor & delivery room or pictures of your son’s first successful trip to the potty. Those are definitely over the top. But information wise: do we share to much? Will it impact our children? Just what is TMI on social media?