Yep, surely half of my kids are going to lose the “friends” they have on their facebooks after many read this, but so be it, most of those people I wouldn’t let my kids hang out with anyway. I’m shocked at what these kids say and how they act and the things they divulge. We have a rule in our house. If you are my child and you are allowed to have a facebook, I have the password and your user name and I’m on there often. Do any of you “parents” monitor facebook at all anymore? Actually, I know a lot of you do … we talk about the kids whose parents don’t. We talk about the parents whose kids act like imbeciles. As you now know, I monitor EVERYTHING, which means if your kid is friends with my kid, I know a lot about your child and with they way they act, probably a lot more than you. Unfortunately, I’m not impressed.
It seems its become acceptable to raise a bunch of whining, cussing, unkind, drug using, alcohol abusing, bullying, philandering thieves who have nothing better to do than divulge their every move, their every thought, their every … everything. And, well it’s sort of embarrasing … for them and for you.
Let’s take a sneak peak at some posts just today, shall we: “tbh i think you can get any guys like so fuck fast:)” (16 years old) … “Great party, great c-bus, makes sex so much better” (16 years old) … “Bitch gonna dick hop, hop on over heya” (15 years old) … “Imma tap tht hot” (12 years old) …
I could go on and on and on, but it makes me want to gag. Of course, there are some kids who stand out as nice, kind, smart, above the influence kids. Those are the kids my kids are permitted to hang out with. Those are the parents I respect.
How is that so many of the kids, dare I say the majority, at the high school are druggies/stoners? How is it that you don’t know your high schoolers and middle schoolers are having sex? I know, how can you not know? It’s like the Columbine massacre. How could those parents not have known their kids had an arsenal in their rooms? How is that your kid is on facebook posting nasty, mean, cruel, disgusting, personal things and they still have a facebook? That shiot would be deleted so fast if any of my kids acted the way many of yours do. I can’t be the only mom on there, monitoring my own child, to keep him/her safe, am I? Other moms see how grotesque your child acts, is there no shame any more? Have we really become a society in which the Village is raising the kids, so the Village is to blame? If that’s the case, I’m glad as hell I bailed outta the Village.
Good luck to all your kids, they are sure as heck going to need it. Technology is amazing, no doubt, but in the hands of unparented kids, kids with no guidance, no mentors, its a treacherous and possibly dangerous thing. How bout you get off your lazy butts and check in on what they are doing every now and then? I mean, really, do you think being a parent is merely chauffeuring your kids from one place to another, dropping them off and picking them up? Do you think parenting is buying your kids laptops and computers, cell phones and ipods? Buying their love? Parenting is involvement. It’s coaching and supporting, it’s talking and listening, it’s guiding and loving, providing and raising. It’s not going through the motions … it’s being the lever of the motions.
We just spent 15 minutes deleting some not-so-great kids off our friends lists. If you think I look at you funny the next time we run into each other, it’s because I’m less than impressed with the job you’ve done as a parent. You might think others are impressed with your car or your home … but, nope, what we all are really thinking is you SUCK as a parent, and unfortunately, your kids are just like you. Is that harsh? I really don’t think so, cuz if you don’t succeed in raising good, kind, caring, moral kids, what are you good at? Facebook is a great place to find out who people really are, because we just let loose on there. You can either send a positive message, like so many, or you can send a negative message, like so many. Kids do not inherently understand this. They need to be taught … as with all things.