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Blogging About Your Kids

 29.7.11



From what we live with our children day by day we learn so many things, so many lessons that could not be learned in another different way. However, I have seen that many women like to share too much on their blogs (or Facebook) about these lessons in a very "specific and detailed" way; and I am sure it is neither wise nor God-honoring to be sharing every one of our children's faults and mistakes, and the way we react to each one of them, just to "bless others with our experience".

Maybe your son is 10 yo; and he doesn't even read your blog right now; maybe if you ask him, he will say that he doesn't really care if you write about *that* specific situation between you and him. BUT, he will grow, and he will read, and the most probable thing is that he will not be happy with what he'll see on your blog. Be careful.

This doesn't mean that you are being a hypocrite; it means that you are being prudent and wise. We all agree (I hope!), that it would not be correct to sit on a coffee shop with your friends to talk about the latest "terrible things" your children have done, and how mad you got, and how you managed to control your temper. Why then, we don't feel uncomfortable when we read these stories? Or when some of us decide to write them?

"When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little worth."
Proverbs 10:18-20

You and I are not perfect, our families are not perfect; we all know that,  and even though it is OK to write about the lessons we learn in our daily life; and about the grace we have found in those difficult day-to-day circumstances, we must be very wise and prudent, because we don't  want to share unnecessary details that others might find "encouraging", but at the end will harm our children's heart.
"Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered."
Proverbs 11: 13

The easiest way to relate to this is to think... "What if my husband had a blog, and he decided that he would write about those words I said to him last night, and the way he lost his patience with me and how the Lord helped us through?" Yes, I am sure you would not enjoy that. Let us think on what we write about our children. Our children are more important than our readers; and we need to remember that must keep certain, many things under our roof, covered because we love them so much.

Happy blogging!



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