It’s a different time now than when I was growing up. The Internet makes it so much easier to connect with people, to have a voice and to realize that we’re a lot more alike than we may realize.
We can keep family updated with our kids through pictures and videos and we can connect with people through our kids. It’s really quite amazing and the world is so much better for it.
There is one area that it tends to make things a bit more difficult though. Since it’s easy to share and so many are wanting to, it can be easy to tread into the “overshare” zone. When you say too much, post something you maybe shouldn’t and I worry that some parents are not stopping for a second and thinking about how what they’re sharing could effect their kids. Everything stays on the Internet and I know for my kids I always try to stop and think about what I am sharing both online and offline when it comes to them. The last thing I want to do is embarrass them and I fully realize that while I like to connect with people, some things are just so much better kept to myself (or my close family).
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