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Where’s the Viral Support When Kids Do Good Things? #InternetPraise

Photos of parents publicly shaming their children go viral in an instant. I want to publicly praise my daughter for her hard work on her multiplication facts with me over her Christmas break. Thanks to her persistence, she received a 100% on her 3 minute timed facts test.

#internetpraise via @chgdiapers

At the risk of looking like I’m exploiting my child (I’m not, she is dying to be “famous,”) can praise go viral like shame?

Should I “make” her wear an “I worked hard and got an A+” sign around her neck while I take her out for ice cream? 😉


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
9 Comments
  • January 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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    you know I wouldnt make a sign but i would be sure to tell the person at teh ice cream counter what you are celebrating. you might get an extra dip out of it 😉

  • Victoria Breeden
    January 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm
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    I was so afraid to read this post when I saw the line about public shaming of kids, but someone near and dear to me told me to make sure I read this blog post. I agree, take her out for ice cream and hang that sign on her! You should wear one too for helping her study her math facts. Bravo!

  • Stephanie
    January 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm
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    Now there’s something worth being famous for! Way to go!

  • Lacey J
    January 15, 2014 at 4:50 am
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    That’s great!! Good for her! I hate the photos of kids being publicly shamed 🙁

  • One Southern Girl
    January 15, 2014 at 12:38 am
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    Woo~hoo! Way to go!

  • krystyl olson
    January 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm
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    DO IT! MAKE HER WEAR A SIGN AND TAKE HER FOR ICE CREAM! I would … there are alot of seniors at the dairy queen local to me – im sure she’d feel like a celebrity with all the praise given !

  • Shalaina S
    January 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm
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    Awesome job! I’m going to like this post to help you guys out 🙂

  • Katie S
    January 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm
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    Whoooooo! Good job! That is awesome!

  • Kimberly R
    January 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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    Good Job!!!

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