Embarrassing Your Kids on the Web

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Embarrassing Your Kids on the Web

Chilipepper Chilipepper
Over the past couple of years, I've noticed an odd parenting trope coming out, in which toddlers and small children wear signs around their necks with their usual childhood mistakes and messes written on them and what their punishments are (some of them including promises to have the photo reprinted in their school yearbooks or the like). Then the parents post them on the web.

I don't have children, nor do I intend to have any. So why am I horrified at this disrespect to children's sense of dignity and their potential professional futures? Will colleges and employers understand that they were the victims of questionable parenting? Or will it be considered a mark against them when they apply to university? As of right now, employers and colleges judge their accepting of us by what we post on the web - and many of us are not passing the bar because of it.

I'm really curious what's behind this need to globally embarrass one's children and potentially ruin their lives and self-esteem. I would have committed suicide if my parents had done this.
12/01/2012
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Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I've got friends who do this to their pets and post them, always thought they were funny.

I had no idea people did it to their kids. Appalling in my opinion.
12/01/2012
Loren2012 Loren2012
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Over the past couple of years, I've noticed an odd parenting trope coming out, in which toddlers and small children wear signs around their necks with their usual childhood mistakes and messes written on them and what their punishments are (some ...
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Have you seen this news story? I think it is all ridiculous.
12/01/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Over the past couple of years, I've noticed an odd parenting trope coming out, in which toddlers and small children wear signs around their necks with their usual childhood mistakes and messes written on them and what their punishments are (some ...
i really dont agree with it
12/01/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I think it's a bad idea because that stuff can stick around for years and come back to haunt them as an adult. Besides, humiliating people doesn't usually get positive results
12/01/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Over the past couple of years, I've noticed an odd parenting trope coming out, in which toddlers and small children wear signs around their necks with their usual childhood mistakes and messes written on them and what their punishments are (some ...
I just seen on a blog Facebook something similar to this poor kid "/ I have a friend who occasionally posts "funny" yet embarrassing things her kids do but one of her kids is on Facebook so they can see it plain as day.
12/01/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I don't think I could ever do this.
12/01/2012
CaseyDeuce CaseyDeuce
I'm going to play devils advocate here, but as a mom, I think that it has to be said about the parents abilities. So the parent is SHAMING the kid... This means the kid is screwing up in one way or another... What does this say about the parents ability to instill morals, ethics etc etc in the kid PRIOR to the kid screwing up??
12/01/2012
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