I found this post online by another mum who has teens and it made me laugh. Thought i’d share and see if any of you have had this same experience. Luckily I am a few years off having to go through this….Here it is:

“All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.”

Hahaha I can imagine some of the younger ones I know who I am also a friend of their parents on facebook NOT accepting them as friends. As a parent of a teen would you “friend” your teen on facebook? and if so, do you think they would accept?

Posted by sleaker, 15th November 2013

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  • I friended both my kids as teens on Facebook. I’ve also been deleted, blocked, re added and blocked again……was that way for a while. Had settled down now


  • its a good story to read


  • Absolutely be friends with your children on facebook, This is also advised by the police and by schools and other organisations. Parents should know who their children are friends with and this includes social networks. Children should use facebook appropriately and there is not need for hiding what they are doing. It is about mutual respect.


  • My mum is my facebook friend.

    • I am with you! I am friends with lots and lots of relatives; young and old and close and a far away! :)


  • I believe kids need some space and privacy, so I am not a friend on facebook, I thinks that is just tooo much. Thank you for sharing your story.


  • I think well I hope by the time my children who are currently 2yrs and 5 months that Facebook won’t be only form of communication because I feel that it will be if you ain’t on a computer I ain’t talking. English will be in written form only not spoken. I hope this isn’t true as I rather my children talk to me directly not via Facebook


  • I’m friends with my kids on f/b..My Son is 15years old and excepted me as a friend..funny as it sounds but yes as a friend and the only time i say anything to him on his page is ” oi ” and that’s because of the bad lingo used , his sisters and Nan can see that ,not exceptable in my books..the reply i received from my son was ” Sorry Mum ”. other then that our f/b relationship is good.


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