Pride in one's children is one thing. Bragging is another. As parents, caught up in posting about our little one's latest accomplishment, we often miss it. It would do good to ask ourselves before clicking the post button if the latest achievement matters to anyone else but the parent and if it will matter a year, month or week from then, even to the parent. The answer to that question may perhaps allow us to enjoy the moment rather than save it in digital amber for posterity.
- Humans devote 30-40% of speech output solely to informing others of their own subjective experiences.
- By posting updates online, parents may unwittingly create a digital footprint for their kids.
- 24% of parents worry that their post would return to haunt their child later in life.