Q: My son didn't object to adding me as a
Facebook friend, but every time I post something on his wall, he
gets mad. What's going on?
A: Being connected to your child's social
network is a good idea. It allows you to supervise his behavior
early on and it might even give you the inside scoop on
relationships with friends.
But being connected doesn't always mean being involved. A
connection to his online social world is very valuable-in the same
way it might be valuable for you to chaperone a trip to the movies
with his friends. But just like you might sit in the back of the
movie theater during the show, you'll want to remain in the
background as your child forges his own path and finds his own
Confusing? It can be. Parents who spend a lot of time
involved in their child's activities might find the annoyance
baffling. But take their cue to preserve your spot on the friends
list and follow these simple tips to stay connected.
Sharon Cindrich is a mother of two tech-savvy kids from Virginia Beach. Learn more at sharoncindrich.com.
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