Archive for the 'Overprotection' Category
The cyber technology is incredibly seductive and encourages folks to “let it all hang out”. The impulsive nature of a point and click environment (i.e., who is going to stop me?), needs to be countered by the reality there is no privacy on-line and there are real-world consequences for inappropriate conduct.
So the role of the parent on Facebook is that of a guardian, much like a lifeguard, …
CyberParentingTopics featured on TheFish103.9FM Tuesday mornings
1. Why is confidence so important in the network?
Confidence is defined as being certain of what to do in most situations.
It is the opposite of being insecure.
Confidence is important because our children are being challenged by so much uncertainty and untruth in their on-line worlds.
When children are confident, they involve parents in appropriate ways (see example 1) when they encounter a bad situation involving cyber …
The new Time cover features a photo of a mother nursing her four year old son (he’s standing on a chair to reach her breast). A cyber-powered controversy ensued and today the mother on the cover speaks out to defend herself.
Motherhood is as much an extremely personal experience, as it is a nurturing/socialization role shared by many. When we start to judge and measure our motherhood decisions (stay at home, breast feeding, discipline/leadership, …
Helicopter parents monitor and advocate in all details of their children’s lives well into young adulthood. So when Lenore Skenazy wrote in her column (for the New York Sun) that she let her 9-year-old son travel home by himself on the subway in New York, she sparked a controversy that led to her creation of the website “Free Range Kids” and a book by the same title released last Spring. (Note this blog …