Am I an over-protective mother? Am I protecting my children too much and not giving them enough room to develop.
My 9 year old keeps asking for a FB account or a social media account and I am always saying No!!
esides FB rules and term of use, I find that opening a social media account for a 9 year old is too early. It can open the window to cyber bullying as one of Ourfamilyworld fans suggests. I think she is right, there are so many nuts going on the net and I do not want my child to be involved in them. He is too young to set the boundaries and to distinguish clearly the bad and the good things.
But I keep hearing the nagging from my son and even my sisters: my friends and my cousins do have an account and I am the only one left. You are Over-protecting me. Even my sister thinks the same. They let their children have a social account and they monitor it tightly. It’s a great learning experience to children they say. Yes, it can be a great learning experience but I don’t feel that my son is ready for it neither I am. What do you think? Am I over-protecting my child? I want the best for my child what’s wrong with that?
I think children should play outside instead of being hooked to the computer. They should discuss with their family members instead of playing long hours with their computers. My son’s friends eat dinner in front of TV or computer. They do not share family time. They do not share their day, their feelings. We find it’s important to have a family meal every day. We listen to our child and we try to help him grow. When I was young, we always had at least one family meal every day and it was a great time for me and my sisters. I want our children to have the same experience. Am I too old fashioned? What do you think?