And that’s why I don’t give parenting advice

I have a great many thoughts throughout the course of a day, many of which are in complete contradiction to each other. While out for a run this morning, I had the following two interior monologues within a five-minute span:

Thought #1 – Ugh, look at all of these parents engrossed in their smartphones and completely ignoring their kids. The next generation of children is going to grow up thinking that they’re less important to their parents than whatever someone else is posting on Facebook. They’re going to be so messed up.

Thought #2 – Oh for fuck’s sake, your kids are not so cute that you need to take another photo. The next generation of children is going to grow up having their every waking moment DSLRed and Photoshopped and shared on Facebook. They won’t have any privacy. They’re going to be so messed up.

And that sort of diametrically-opposed thinking is precisely why I don’t give parenting advice. Well, that and the whole none-of-my-business and not-having-babies thing.

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About Erin

Bookworm, word nerd, grammar geek. Small town girl, living in a lonely world. Running a race-per-month in 2013.
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2 Responses to And that’s why I don’t give parenting advice

  1. Justin Liew says:

    I don’t think those thoughts are diametrically opposed. I think the general sentiment is “Be Present With Your Kids.” Be it interacting with them, not with others, and having face-to-face interaction with them, not through a screen/photos.

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