Raising kids is always a struggle, especially if they're stubborn (like I was.) Of course, along the way, you get to go through learning experiences with your kids that will no doubt stick with them for years.
The problem is, with social media, parents are being subjected to "keyboard parents" who seem to think they know someone's child better than they do. When a mom or dad posts a funny picture on their Facebook page, they can be bombarded with people who hand out unsolicited advice.
For example, when Chrissy Tiegen posted a picture of her and her daughter going down the slide, everyone accused her of putting Luna at risk.
One person commented, "Just a heads up that this can break your little one’s leg! I have three friends who have had this happen," while another added, "OMG this makes me cringe after seeing a friend go down a slide like this with their baby and seeing the baby's leg break."
Tiegen responded by joking that "everyone's legs broke" while watching it happen.
But it's not just celebrity moms that are getting shamed online. Gesa Croonen posted a video of her daughter "learning" on her Facebook page, and people are NOT happy.
Croonen, who lives in Germany, posted a video of her young daughter eating a raw onion, and explained that she was being stubborn about it.
This is what she captioned the video:
"Mom, can I eat this apple?
- no, it's an onion.
- it's an Apple!
- it's an onion.
- it's an Apple!!!.
- okay if you insist, eat it.
(rather dead than admitting the mistake)"
The little girl takes a bite of the raw onion and immediately regrets her decision. Her mom, who remains silent in the background, captured about 40 seconds of the experience on video and shared it for the world to see. At one point, the little girl rubs her eyes with her onion-covered hands and it makes her eyes water even more.
- Mama, darf ich diesen Apfel essen? - Nein, das ist eine Zwiebel. - Das ist ein Apfel! - Es ist eine Zwiebel. - Es ist ein Apfel!!!. - ok wenn Du darauf bestehst dann esse ihn. (Lieber tot als den Fehler zuzugeben)👇Posted by Gesa Croonen on Monday, January 29, 2018
The video is pretty funny, as the little girl twists her face as she realizes she's eating a raw onion, but she refuses to give up her stance. Croonen's post has over 250,000 shares, but not everyone thinks it's cute.
A lot of people believe that it was mean for Croonen to stand idly by while her child was clearly in distress.
Others, however, thought it was hilarious and a good teaching moment.