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Monday, 29 April 2019

WHY I CHOOSE TO POST MY DAUGHTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA

"Social Media is a term for the online platforms that people use to connect with others, share media content, and form social networks."
Let me just make this clear. I believe social media can be dangerous. Not just for kids but for us adults as well. Especially now that I'm blogging my life is open to viewers worldwide.

My daughter (RJ) was a reserved/shy child for years. In her six years of life she lived in 3 countries, and I think that had a great impact on her being shy. Social media(especially YouTube) has helped her to be confident enough to express herself and be bold.

Clapham Common Fun Fair (London)


Of course I supervise whatever she views on YouTube, and recently since she's acting much more mature and aware. I've spoken to her (and keep reminding) about the dangers of the internet, and of course make her aware that people use social media for a variety of things and some are not suitable for kids viewing.
We live in a unprecedented time in technology. I don't know about you, but when I was a child the only time I get to view or share my photos with anyone, was if they stopped by the house and someone popped out the family album.. haha. Nowadays they are literally teaching kids about social media channels at school. YouTube has been a massive impact on Rhea's life, as silly as it might sound. Maybe this is because she is an only child *covers face*.
From  watching all these YouTube channels with kids vloggers, she is so organised. She has a morning, after school and bedtime routine. As a 6 year old, I don't need to tell her when its time to brush her teeth or do her reading etc. She has everything written in her diary and tick once its done daily. My point is social media can be a benefit to kids, but its our responsibility as parents to put a limit on what they learn and what they aren't allowed to.

Buckingham Palace 





A couple of years ago you would never get her to speak to a stranger, and now she dances in public and is super chatty. She watches Dance Moms and other YouTube channels with kids dancing, and now she has a means of expressing herself through he art of dancing. According to her, she is "self taught", lol.  When I started blogging, I got her a diary of her own, and whenever I'm writing she does the same. As a result, her teachers says she has the writing of a year 3 pupil. That's outstanding!!
She's gets excited when I tell her I will be writing about her on "our" blog (according to her, its not just mine). lol.. She loves taking photos of me and loves to be in photos herself.
Whenever we go out she takes her own Kidizoom Camera and takes pics of everything. She will be like "Mommy lets take a picture of this for the blog" lol... She just loves it. And I cant.. I wont take that away from her.

 Sea Life London



I'm a pretty private person, and while I share a lot on this blog in hopes to connect and inspire other women. I wont be posting my child using the toilet (if I may exaggerate a bit). I will never post anything about her that I think she will be ashamed of 10 years from now.. Cause it can't be undone.
I say that to say, social media can be good and bad, and not just for kids. But as parents we need to ensure that our kids (no matter the age) are aware of the disadvantages of using these channels    (which I wont get into today).

If you are a mom and you choose not to post your child on social media that's totally fine. That's your decision. I'm happy to share my blessing with the world...

These are a few photos that we took on Easter Holiday in London. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by loves
Sending loads of love your way

xoxo  Patrice




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