Imagine how terrified you would feel if you found out someone you care about was saying scary things about you online. Now imagine that “someone” is a close family member. Like your child. We will be totally devastated!
It’s a nightmare for any parent to find out that their kids are lying about them on the world wide web. And that nightmare became a reality for redditor u/TraumatisedKid12021. In a very candid post on the AITA subreddit, The mother is involved How she confronted her 20-year-old daughter after glancing at her TikTok videos. I took drastic measures to try to correct this behaviour.
Scroll down for the full story in the author’s own words, as well as to see how the internet, Pandas, reacted. Who do you think was wrong here? What would you do in this situation? What do you think is the best way forward? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.
Some parenting challenges are more difficult to overcome than others
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A mother turned to the AITA community to ask if she was wrong to punish her daughter for lying about her on TikTok
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There is no such thing as a “perfect” parent. There are only parents who do their best to grow and improve as people, for the sake of their children. Redditor u/TraumatisedKid12021, the author of the post, noted that she in no way believes she is a “perfect” mom.
She mentioned in detail that her eldest daughter does not have a job, does not study anything, and feels that her parents are responsible for the “trauma” she experienced. It is difficult to draw any conclusions about the extent to which the daughter was traumatized or not affected by the story.
However, based solely on the information provided by her mother, it appears that she may attribute “trauma” to situations that do not seem painful at all. At the same time, editors who read the story noted that the daughter might have benefited from going to therapy. Family counseling can be incredibly helpful in situations like this: everyone can get on the same page and start to unearth what’s really going on here.
Some members of the AITA community believe that there is a serious case of entitlement going on here. As we wrote in Bored Panda recently, one antidote to entitlement while growing up is to play and socialize a lot with kids around your age. When disagreements are resolved and differences are ironed out, largely on your own without adult supervision, you begin to realize how important it is to be able to communicate well, compromise decisions, and cooperate with others.
The Internet and all the high-tech gadgets that we use in our daily lives are definitely here to stay. It is our responsibility not to let them consume our lives and the lives of our children. However, telling your children that they cannot go online is a tough challenge to face. Explained by Dr. Liz Donner L Panda boredom Earlier Find what replaces screen time That could be a problem.
“A screen is very captivating and can keep a child entertained for hours while their parents are busy getting other things done. Many parents allow free reign because they feel the screen is harmless or even educational for their children’s developing brain.”
“Limiting screen time increases the amount of valuable real-world skill development. Children need real human interaction to enhance their social skills and even motor development. They need to learn to understand real human facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, and cross-communication skills,” Dr. Donner.
“Screen-free interaction with your babies doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Reading a book to them as early as 6 months old has been shown to increase their language and reading skills later in life. Hands-on playtime will teach them social interaction and motor skills that are essential for their healthy development. Finally, we found Less screen time in the toddler years corresponds to lower rates of ADHD at age seven.”
Most netizens thought that the mother was right to react the way she did
However, some readers felt that everyone was to blame for the entire family drama