There have been several posts over the last few days about the necessity of a right to privacy for ALL children – especially those who are disabled. Parental desire to “vent”, “share”, “help”, “encourage”, “bond”, etc. does not trump our kids’ RIGHT to a secure, safe, PRIVATE childhood/life.
Reading one of my favorite facebook pages (also blogs) – A Diary of a Mom, I came across a post from a mom/commenter whose DAD said it all – and very simply:
“He’s going to misbehave. He still has a right to do it without Facebook, his friends mom’s, his teachers, or anybody else knowing about it. Just like you did”.