what do you post about on facebook?

Lisa - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i use FB as a semi vent , or to update ppl on whats going on in my life, i recently posted that my son acts out and its stressing me out. my dad messaged me and told me that this wasn't the place. what do you think?

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Lisa - posted on 05/13/2010

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yeah here's my post " great, with Andrew acting up all last week and most of this week too, I'm getting too stressed and now have a fun flu-like illness. joy oh joy. I hate being stressed"
cuz I now have mastitis. and I'm dealing with an abusive son, and how that can be used against him? I don't know, and frankly I don't care. He needs all the help he can get. He won't see it because he's 9 and isn't ON the internet. and he knows he's causing problems that's why we go to counseling.
I agree, I don't post anything i don't want tons of people knowing. most of my friends are moms also and can relate and are helpful with stuff. It's kinda like circle of mom's but better because we are all friends in the real world too.

Angie - posted on 05/13/2010

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I agree with your husband. FB really isn't a good place to vent because it could be hurtful to others. I don't post anything on FB I don't want the entire world to know and have an opinion about. If your son saw it or someone told him what you said, he might be very hurt. I understand that you don't write anything that can be used against you, but are you saying things that can be used against your child?

Stephanie - posted on 05/13/2010

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i feel like FB is like shouting things out to the whole world. even with careful settings, it's possible for outside people to see what you're writing. If I wouldn't say it out loud to everyone, including my child, I won't write it on FB. :) I'll call my mom and vent in private over the phone.

Lisa - posted on 05/13/2010

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that's a great way of seeing it--thanks. I do have my privacy set to friends only, and all my friends are actual friends and family. I don't say things that can be used against me, but sometimes I say how frustrated I get with my son. My dad is a more quiet type who never puts anything into print, so maybe him seeing me with my emotions freaks him out.
Thank you for the insight. Its always good to get another's perspective.

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I dont see the problem if its set to friends only in the privacy.So even something as normal like this that many moms feel cant be turned around by someone who knows you who is snooping if your privacy is on public,a busy body up to no good..I am the same and do the same types of posts and i love to have a quote of the day to.:-)I see why your dad feels that way to be honest some dads would feel family stuff is not to be said outside the family to others and on fb its pretty out there to others in among your group of friends.In respect,Its your life and your page and its up to you what to do.

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