The Semicolon Project

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 12:52am

Any of you have teens who are talking about the semicolon project today? Evidently we should all be checking our children's wrists.  < https://m.facebook.com/pages/The-Semicolon-Project/659615364052145?id=659615364052145&_rdr>

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:23am

I monitor both my kids' social media accounts, but that isn't the end-all/be-all of *knowing* one's teen.  I think the personal interactions we have do a lot more for knowing what's going on with my kids than monitoring their social media sites does.

EXACTLY

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:48am
Eek, So you are stalking my children, Wow, Shame on you. And I do not berate you, I take to task what you write here. You have done nothing but shown revenge to a particular poster here for "stalking" your child and in return, you do the same - That is not only cruel but it is a sign of sick mind, You know there is help for issues that bother you so much bordiwthyou.

 

 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:55am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Eek, So you are stalking my children, Wow, Shame on you. And I do not berate you, I take to task what you write here. You have done nothing but shown revenge to a particular poster here for "stalking" your child and in return, you do the same - That is not only cruel but it is a sign of sick mind, You know there is help for issues that bother you so much bordiwthyou.
.  For years you have cruelly needled me and called me a negligent parent, and told me I must not have educated my child properly or he would not have fallen for a fake profile, etc.  you know what they say - when you point a finger at someone else, three fingers are pointing back at your own self.  

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 10:58am

If they drew semicolons on their wrists yesterday as a cry for help, would you honestly know about it?

Yep, why wouldn't I


I would too.  And frankly, I think there's no difference b/w not knowing and knowing but doing nothing about what your kids are saying, talking about, drawing on themselves/their wrists etc.  I don't know, communication is critical and always has been IMO. 

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 11:02am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">. It was a lot easier to keep track of kids online ten years ago when there was no snapchat or "HideMyApps" apps, when kids didn't all have personal devices.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">10 years ago? Your kids were on Facebook 10 years ago? </span></strong></p>

UtOh, You didn't just open the door abou tkids <13 having facebook accounts did you?  Smh. 

 

 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 11:03am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><em><span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px">If they drew semicolons on their wrists yesterday as a cry for help, would you honestly know about it?</span></em></p><p><em><strong><span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px">Yep, why wouldn't I</span></strong></em></p><p><strong><span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"><br /></span></strong><strong><span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px">I would too.  And frankly, I think there's no difference b/w not knowing and knowing but doing nothing about what your kids are saying, talking about, drawing on themselves/their wrists etc.  I don't know, communication is critical and always has been IMO.  </span></strong><strong><span style="text-align:left; font-size:13px"><br /></span></strong></p>
. Me too.  That's why I aleays wondered why parents who claim to be monitoring their kids and communicating with their kids do nothing when their teens do things like post their phone numbers and pictures of their high school schedules and half naked selfies.  But it happens, more than you think.  And if they are doing all that on their public accounts, it makes you wonder what they are doing on snapchat and private apps.

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 11:06am

I would too.  And frankly, I think there's no difference b/w not knowing and knowing but doing nothing about what your kids are saying, talking about, drawing on themselves/their wrists etc.  I don't know, communication is critical and always has been IMO. 

Yep I totally agree.

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 11:08am

Is responsible parenting even up for debate savcal? If your child is depressed or exhibiting behaviors that require attention would you not take take it upon yourself to use the powers as a parent to find the resources, the help, etc he needs...  Or do you see that as not your problem but his, or your ex's problem, or...  Curious. 

 

 

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Thu, 04-17-2014 - 11:09am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Is responsible parenting even up for debate? If a child, like your son, is depressed would you not take it upon youself to find the resources, the help available for him or is that something you lack b/c it's not your problem but his, or your ex's, or...
.  What kind of question is that?  And my ex what?  I have some ex boyfriends, but only one of them has ever met either of my kids, and that only for an hour or so.  I doubt he would recognize either of them on the street if they passed each other

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 11:11am

I asked because most kids were not on facebook when it first started in 2004. SMH

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