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Facebook FAILS: 7 Cringeworthy Reasons to De-friend Your Parents or Kids

By Meredith Carroll |

Facebook fail

Wrong on so many, many levels

You know that dad who recently shot his daughter’s computer because she posted a letter on her Facebook wall complaining about how her parents make her do chores?

He’s only slightly worse than these parents who have embarrassed their kids on Facebook maybe just as badly (although thankfully not quite so violently).

Let that dad and these parents be a lesson to us all: Don’t friend your parents or kids on Facebook. Parents and children can have tough enough relationships already. Kids don’t need the strain — and humiliation — that parents on sites like Facebook can add.

Check out these 7 Facebook family FAILS (courtesy of and then go de-friend your parents and/or kids immediately.

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Parents and kids on Facebook together are so not meant to be

Favorites? Nobody plays favorites in our family

Oh, except for me. I do. I forgot. Whoops.

Transcribed Thread:
Renee: At this time of Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my son, Casey. He is the best son in the whole USA. I love you Casey!
Tim: That awkward moment when your other son sees this status…..

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Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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7 thoughts on “Facebook FAILS: 7 Cringeworthy Reasons to De-friend Your Parents or Kids

  1. Meagan says:

    It may just be my device but these images are all microscopic. Can’t read them.

  2. Meagan says:

    Just noticed you have the transcript. Duh…

  3. Meredith Carroll says:

    @Meagan – Yeah, it’s probably hard to read on a phone. But each one is transcribed below the caption.

  4. Meagan says:

    I’m actually on my iPad, but strollerderby won’t let me disable the mobile site for some reason.

    Also, the chicken casserole one made me laugh so hard I woke up the baby.

  5. Raquel Wall says:

    Well my opinion of my kids on facebook: I feel like because the parents are on their kids facebook and who knows who is watching, kids are keeping things cleaner. there are the exceptions but have you seen a difference between myspace and facebook? I look at my daughter’s friends profile on fb vs. myspace and their profiles were night and day- the language that is acceptable on myspace and some other social network sights is NOT acceptable on fb. I LOVE all the watchful eyes of family…I think it keeps the swearing, nude pics, slightly nude pics to a minimum! This is not always the case like anything else but it definitely keeps it dampened! Cheers to keeping parents in their kids business!

  6. Kristin @ What She Said says:

    Three thoughts here:

    1. I’m friends with both my parents on Facebook and it’s fine. No drama or weirdness at all. So, I wouldn’t exactly say this is a black and white topic, like the author of this post makes it out to be.

    2. The guy who shot his daughter’s computer? Actually seems like a pretty awesome dad, if you actually take the time to read his FB page and blog. Plus, he admits he overreacted and that his punishment far outweighed the crime and has said he feels terrible about the embarrassment it caused his daughter. He’s also turning down media requests for interviews because he refuses to profit from her humiliation. So. There you go.

    3. The chicken casserole one made me laugh.

  7. RachaelRevty says:

    BWAHAHAHAHA I want to be as awesome as these parents!!!

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