No, I am not talking about protecting your kids from predators or from pictures of naked people or reading excerpts of Harry Potter or whatever other evils the Internet can expose kids to…
I am referring to YOUR (mental) well being and the ability, if you will, of the Internet to provide an onslaught of information. And lately, it seems, the news stories have been focused on making me even more paranoid about my parenting skills and my daughter.
For example, just browsing one news site, I come across stories on the sorry state of daycare in the U.S., how schools do a better job than parents at control weight gain in their kids, and how many parents are afraid to use their epi-pen (we have one for our daughter’s peanut allergy) on their own kids.
I’m paranoid and worry too much as it is. So what is with all these stories lately?
On an almost-totally-unrelated note, I found this story about how kids develop prejudices and what parents can do to head it off to be interesting. At least this story doesn’t completely blame parents.