During this time, when families have become smaller and communities have become smaller, this village has moved to the virtual world. They share their kids' photos on social media, sometimes even before they are born, so people can see them.
Parents have always loved taking pictures of their kids and putting them in albums. It's up to you how much archiving you do, though. Especially when we can't rule out the possibility of identity theft in the future, sharing these clicks on social media might not be the best thing to do. People who don't live near them can stay up to date on their kids through pictures, but some parents make sure they don't share them with strangers. People who have young children tell us what they think about the subject.
Sharing pictures of kids helps you stay in touch with your family.
In today's world, many people live far away from their families and friends, in a different city or even country. Social media has become the way they stay in touch with each other. From you, children learn. If you, as a parent, are always posing and taking pictures, that's what your kids will learn. A decision you make together as a family is what you decide to do.
Over-archiving of photos is the new thing. For social media, parents do this in a special way. A lot of the time, we want people to say things like "aww, this is so cute." A lot of people think we're running a campaign to be the most popular and beautiful family! In the old days, you could keep the pictures of your kids just for yourself. But now it's all about social media.
When you give an example of over-archiving, you might be encouraging kids to be narcissistic. Some people make digital prints of their kids' faces and put them on things like mugs, stationery, and even curtain rods. The return gifts from some families after a birthday party have pictures of the kids in it, but not all of them do this.
Children might get used to being the centre of attention.
Over-archiving is another thing that can lead to kids being narcissistic, which is another thing that can happen.
At times, taking pictures is very important. There are kids who like to be clicked, and there are kids who don't. To click on your child's life all the time, you may not be able to see the real things that happen.
To avoid clicking one's kids, one needs to draw a line in the sand. People say that even seemingly harmless things can have a big impact.
It's important for parents to be careful when they take pictures of their kids. There are a lot of different parts to this. A lot of time spent just taking pictures of your child's life can make you miss out on what it was like and how it felt. I think it's better to live in the moment and enjoy it.
Social media isn't safe if you post everything you do.
Many parents say that even though they are okay with taking pictures, they don't like when people share them on social media. You don't have any say over who can see the content. A lot of people are out there. You don't know what their plans are for your kids.