Friday, May 07, 2010


If you haven't heard of it then read this article.

One thing I noticed was that some parents/adults were surprised at the kind of sexual content that teenagers made public. I'm not going to take a side and say whether this is a good or bad thing but I will say this. I remember being a teenager, and the kind of things that appear on Formspring are pretty "mild" compared to what is discussed in person. Also the topic of bullying is brought up in the article. Yes, this can be a real problem, but then you have to remember that they probably experience much worse in real life.

If you are a parent you should take the time to talk to your teenager about these thing and how they should deal with them. Additionally, make sure to let them know that they can come to you with any issues they have. And if they don't feel comfortable talking to you about it make sure that they know that there are other adults that they can talk to if it is more comfortable for them.

Take this chance to be parents and provide your kids with the tools and knowledge that they will need to get through life. Because as you know, there are things in life are much more difficult than being bullied in middle school or feeling sexually awkward.

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