Remember that Your Children Will One Day Grow Up
So many parents get super excited about sharing pictures of their kiddos, and rightly so. However, sometimes this can be taken too far, not too far in the amount of photos necessarily rather too far in the content of the photos. Posting photos that now may seem “cute” to other parents but will later be very embarrassing to teenagers and young adults may not be the best strategy. Consider these situations, for example: bath time, during tantrums, during a crisis, etc.
It’s important to remember that social media has a long memory. Even if you think the social platform you’re using is “private”…those photos may well wind up on Google, especially if you have named your child in the post.
Also, take care in posting anything that is overly personal about your child – birthdate, age, school, etc. While you may be proud of them for passing their driving exams, there’s no need to post photos of new drivers’ licenses on Facebook. This simply reveals too much information that could come back to haunt you and them in the future.
Be proud. Share those moments that you love. Just remember that what you share will one day represent your grown child, too.