Posts Tagged 'facebook'

As a mother of four, the details of my children’s early years and developmental achievements are sometimes a blur. But the one thing that I will never forget is the ‘milestone’ conversations (aka the how advanced is your child conversation) that always took up far too much time and emotional energy. “Has he smiled yet?” […]

Shhhh! Did you hear that? It’s the sound of a social collision caused by a slow but subtle dismantling of the new normal pushing out the old. With everyone between the ages of eight and 80 now possessing a mobile phone, we’ve become a culture of 24/7 publishers. With that unbridled activity comes an eerie climate of […]

Whether we admit it or not, the vast majority of us humans have an inherent desire to be liked. Sure, we can put on a brave face but criticism and disapproval can be hard to swallow, particularly at a tender age. As an adult, I still have clear memories of some rather unpleasant interactions I […]

Hashtags have become a normal part of everyday vernacular thanks to social media. By simply putting a pound (#) sign in front of a word like #OverIt or acronym, such as #tbt (throw back Thursday) social network users especially on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and now Facebook, can easily join a specific conversation on that […]

Congratulations, parent. You are doing great. You’ve managed to bob and weave with every new app, gadget, and social network that sprouted up this year. You monitored phones, scrutinized online friends and followers, and helped your child navigate a few online storms. You are a pioneer; a trailblazer. Parenting kids even three years ago did […]