Doctor Compares Posting Photos of Sick Kids To Self-Promotion

Are you guilty of this?

Doctor says that if you are a parent who likes to post photos of your sick children, chances are you are self-promoting yourself. That’s because so many parents share so many unnecessary details of their kids that they don’t know how to stop or when to stop for that matter.

Now, when my kids are sick and it’s something that we can’t take care of at home, I take them to the doctor. Believe it or not, I don’t post photos or update my friends and family on my child’s health status. But I would lie to you if I told you that it wasn’t tempting. Because it is. I often take photos of my children when they are sick with my personal smart phone, but I stop myself before posting them on social media.

Personally, I can’t explain it, but I now it has something to do with the need for emotional support and maybe to some extent, self-pity. Of course, I’m not a doctor and I don’t pretend to be one. But as a parent, there is something about reaching out to other parents just to hear them say, ‘Hey, it’s going to be alright’ or ‘Our thoughts are with you.’

But is posting photos of your kids also self-promotion? This doctor says yes.

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