Topic: Facebook

STFU Parents: Finding Solidarity With Irritated Parents On Facebook

STFU Parents: Finding Solidarity With Irritated Parents On Facebook

I never said that I hate babies (I don’t), and the purpose of “STFU, Parents” is not to say, “Your friends don’t want to see pictures of your child, so don’t post them.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to reassure people that posting occasional (meaning fewer than 10 a day) photos of their kids online is fine, and that most people, including me, enjoy seeing them. More »

Your 11-Year-Old Should Not Be On Instagram

Your 11-Year-Old Should Not Be On Instagram

Social media is part of our lives now. Every day, most of us will navigate a series of choices what to say online and how to say it; sometimes the existence of a second Internet life seems odd to those of us who grew up even before dial-up modems, Juno email addresses, and endless AOL Online CDs arriving in the mail. For our kids, though, an online life is going to be second nature; which means that somehow, we have to teach our kids to navigate safely through an iLandscape that didn’t exist when we were their age. Internet safety for kids should start at home with some learner’s permit-style social media access supervised by a parent. And that includes helping kids understand and obey the Terms of Service social websites operate under. More »

Annoyed Preschool Expels 4-Year-Old Because Of Mom’s Bitchy Facebook Post

Annoyed Preschool Expels 4-Year-Old Because Of Mom's Bitchy Facebook Post

A preschooler in Florida has been expelled from the private Christian school he attends because the school was less than happy about something his mom said on her private Facebook page. My kid attends a church-run daycare and this is basically my nightmare. I was totally on her side until I read that she tagged the school in her bitchy post. That was a dumb idea. More »

Stop Bitching About All The Baby Pictures On Facebook

Stop Bitching About All The Baby Pictures On Facebook

Hearing people complain about a constant stream of baby pictures on Facebook isn’t new. I’ve often wondered if I am considered one of these offenders. I post pictures of my kids at least once a week, and it’s pretty much all I post on my Instagram account. But what the hell am I supposed to do? This is my life – as pathetic and boring as the rest of the world may think it is. More »

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

Mom Sees No Kids With Disabilities Represented In Ads, Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

It’s the end of summer, and time for kids to go back to school. All kids, including children with disabilities. Unfortunately, all those back to school ads featuring shiny, happy, pimple and attitude-free children rarely (if ever) include kids with disabilities. Why? Because kids with disabilities aren’t considered attractive. And because they remind us of a fact of life that many would rather forget. Photographer Jenni Driscoll, who is also the mother of a child with Down syndrome, is trying to change that.

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