So Your Child Wants To Be On Facebook by Randi Chapnik Myers of MomFaze

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Mom, I want to be on Facebook!

Here we go. Whether you’re dreading the day or not, no matter who or where you are, eventually, it’s coming. Some time between, say, 8 and 12, depending on maturity level and place in the family (yeah, my youngest was roaming around on there with just his family to talk to at 8 – what of it?), I can guarantee that your kid is Getting on Facebook, the Gateway to Getting Online for Good.

My take? It’s gonna happen, so stop trying to stop it and get yourself in on the fun.

WARNING: Don’t do this.

ABOUT MOMFAZE: Toronto freelance writer/editor Randi Chapnik Myers and social communicator Mara Shapiro blog for momfaze, a no-holds-barred site for parents of teens and tweens. Randi, who also writes for Today’s Parent, More magazine and the Globe & Mail, is proud to be an expert carpooler, a reluctant chef, and a hockey mom at StixandPux. Mara, a Community Manager for Our Kids Media and book reviewer on Be Nice or Leave Thanks, has a hard time wiping the smile off her face while trying to perfect the art of saying No to her three teenagers.

Follow them at and on Twitter @momfaze as they stalk their kids online and live to write about it.


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