You hear a lot about the challenges parents face when they try to regulate the screentime and social media habits of their children. According to the NYT, it turns out that children are increasingly looking for ways to put a cap on the oversharing being done by their parents; especially when it comes to mom or dad posting about them. “As these children come of age, they’re going to be seeing the digital footprint left in their childhood’s wake. While most of them will be fine, some might take issue with it.” Makes sense. Our children should be free to independently soil their own social media reputations, just as we’ve done.

+ This was a much more contentious issue for me a few years ago when I made the very public complaint that my kids refused to go viral.