Here’s Looking At You(r) Kid (for JustB) – Anna Spargo-Ryan

Here’s Looking At You(r) Kid (for JustB)

Here’s Looking At You(r) Kid (for JustB)

Obviously I post a lot of things on my blog about people I care for. As a parent, I often struggle to find the balance between saying too much, and sitting alone in my office with no one and getting everything about raising any kind of successful child completely and totally wrong.

Yes I do.

This week I wrote a piece for the beautiful JustB about how much we should share about our children. My basic sentiment is “lots, but make sure they’re okay with it”. Then I thought, maybe my kids aren’t okay with it, but they’re scared of me because I’m a big bully. And then I thought, maybe they are okay with it, but I should know better and tell them that it’s not okay. And then I thought, maybe they’re okay with it now, but maybe they won’t be okay with it later.

So you see, I have some insecurities when it comes to doing things at any time ever.

In writing this piece, I was forced to think about what I do online. Maybe I do share too much. Maybe in my well-meaning journey to find out how to help Georgia, I am being unkind. Maybe I should think more and post less.

Have a read, if you like, and tell me what you think.

  • Lisa @ Giving Back Girl

    February 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Having just written a blog post about my son and plastered pictures of him all over Facebook, the timing of this couldn’t be more perfect for me. Thank you for making me stop for a moment Anna and have a think about what the right thing to do is for our family x

    • Anna Spargo-Ryan

      February 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply

      Thanks Lisa :) There’s no easy or correct answer, but stopping to think is the best thing we can do, in my opinion.

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