ISYN- Link of the Day

24 People Who Are Really Nailing This Parenting Thing
Something tells us that the children of all these parents are going to grow up to be just fine.


nenanny said...

Some of these are very funny or sweet, but I'm a bit tired of this trend of parents advertising everything they do via social media seeking attention or a pat on the back.

MissMannah said...

Why is it acceptable (and funny?) to shame your own child? Embarrassing them for your own benefit is a parenting fail.

This reminded me of "Reasons my son is crying." The real reason he is crying is because he has sadistic parents.

sense of humor said...

I thought some of these were pretty funny and because most of them were anonymous they seem pretty harmless. Why shouldn't parents have a good sense of humor about this? Child rearing isn't easy and it can be super isolating. Why not crack a joke and share it with other parents / caregivers / the general public.

Nay The Nanny said...

sense of humor I agree to a certain extent...share with family and close friends. I think the issue now is social media has gotten out of control. Years from now these embarrassing photos will still be up there somewhere for any Jo Shmo to see.

katydid said...

Some of the pictures were sweet/funny.
Or good ideas like the water balloon fight with mom or passing out toys for Halloween I can see sharing that o a public blog.

Other things if you insist on photographing keep it for the family photo album. Not everything needs to be shared with everyone.

♥ Amy Darling ♥ said...

You guys, stop taking life too seriously for goodness sake.

Loosen up and laugh. It's good for you.

This was not to be taken seriously.

It's all tongue-in-cheek.

nenanny said...

I find plenty of things hilarious posting photos your kids are embarrassed about so you can get hits on your blog or likes on your facebook page is not one of them.

Think about all your less than flattering moments as a child.

Would you have liked it if your parent snapped a photo and posted it on a blog for all the world to see for no other reason, than they wanted attention? So they could show the world what an awesome and creative parent they are?

MissMannah said...

Amy, I've been told by many people that I have no sense of humor and I take life too seriously. Well, I happen to believe that life is serious.

Did your parents ever have an embarrassing picture of you that they insisted on showing to your friends? (Or, god forbid, boyfriends!) I think most of us have experienced this at some point. So why would you post embarrassing pictures of your children on the internet where not only their friends can see it but also millions of strangers. And not only that, but they're all laughing at your child. To me, this is just asking for self-esteem problems.

♥ Amy Darling ♥ said...

Miss Mannah:

I have to respectfully disagree that life is serious. I do not think it is. Or rather we take it as.

This picture is just a novelty. I highly doubt some parent would really do this to their child.
Someone posted it to be funny and make other people laugh out loud.

Since when is laughing out loud a crime??

MissMannah said...

"I highly doubt some parent would really do this to their child."

This is the part I don't understand. I'm guessing you meant someone wouldn't actually submit it to the yearbook. Of course I don't actually think they would. But it is still embarrassing for the picture itself to be circulated. If it was only a sign, that would be a different story. My issue is with the parents' choice to take pictures of their children, especially the crying ones because it just seems the world is making fun of someone at his/her most vulnerable.

Nay The Nanny said...

I absolutely agree Mannah, and I do believe it is important to laugh and not take everything so seriously BUT some things do need to be taken seriously. Our little ones feelings is one of those things. It is one thing to laugh something off in the privacy of the childs home where they feel safe and know everyone there loves them. It is another entirely to have total strangers laughing at their most vulnerable moments.