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It’s Up To Parents To Pull Plug On Internet

essie2 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 2:03 PM
These are the same parents who say "Sweetums, would you put your shoes on, please, because we're going to the store, okay?" No, you don't ASK the child if it's okay, you TELL the child "Put your shoes on, we're going to the store." It's bad when the child understands that "Okay?" means someone's asking permission and the parents don't.

A week ago, after I gave a speech to a parent group, a mother with a difficult issue approached me. It was something she didn’t want to discuss in front of her school community during the question-and-answer session.

“Basically,” she whispered, “my daughter is totally addicted to Facebook. She is on it all the time — and I mean ALL the time — and if we ask her to click off and join the family, she gets very nasty.

“I feel like I should do something,” the mother told me, choking back her emotion, “but I don’t know what to do.”