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Don’t Share That! 10 Parental Overshares You Need to Stop Doing

By Devan McGuinness |

10 Parental Over-Shares You Need to Stop DoingIt’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).

Click through to read 10 parental overshares all parents should stop doing … like now:

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10 Parental Overshares

Sharing Photos of Your Kids' Poop

I am honestly shocked that I have to say this, but you should never share photos of your kids' poop. I've had 3 toddlers and know the type of messes they can make ... it's gross, but the only thing grosser than that is scrolling through Instagram and seeing some other kids' mess.... clean your kid up ... don't take a picture and share it.
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2 thoughts on “Don’t Share That! 10 Parental Overshares You Need to Stop Doing

  1. Angela says:

    What about the duck mouth pictures? If I see one more picture of someone doing that stupid face I think my computer will be flung out of the window. You look ridiculous, just stop!

  2. DeathMetalMommy says:

    @Angela, that’s not oversharing, that’s just stupid.

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