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I Ask Permission From My Kids Before I Share Their Photos

I Ask Permission From My Kids Before I Share Their Photos
Had I asked my kids’ permission before posting the (obligatory) first day of school photo? They certainly knew that I was doing it, and understood that from time to time I liked to provide updates on what they were up to, especially for family members and friends that we didn’t see on a regular basis. But did they realize that they had a choice in whether or not I posted their likeness?

And, in the case of social media, I have realized that although my intentions were good — to share photos of my kids with friends and family, to communicate the neat preferences and hobbies that make them unique, and fill me with so much pride — it’s not for me to make that decision unilaterally.I am pondering consent, and how to make that informed social media consent.And I’m realizing that whether via social media or blog posts, eventually my source of content and ideas — the kids’ exploits and experiences — will get diverted.Here's Another Mom's POV On Consent: Why I Ask My 5-Year-Old Son For Permission Before Hugging Him — And Other Ways We Discuss Consent I’m no longer talking about how to get a baby to eat pureed carrots; I’m delving into personal issues.

I’m no longer talking about how to get a baby to eat pureed carrots; I’m delving into personal issues.would the 16-year-old version of my daughter welcome the decision made by her eight-year-old self?

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