Parenting can be tough, and parenting with the Internet can be even tougher.
It’s not because the Internet can’t help you be a better parent, but it’s the sheer volume of information – many of it conflicting, and much of it at the touch of your fingertips – that makes it difficult.
Before, parents would rely on a single reference book, or the advice of their own friends or parents for advice on how to raise a child or whether their child is advancing properly.
But now? It’s a whole new world.
Which is likely why PARENTS ARE TURNING TO GOOGLE TO FIND ANSWERS TO THE MOST BASIC PARENTING QUESTIONS.
What type of questions, you ask?
According to the New York Times, here are some of the MOST POPULAR PARENTING SEARCHES being performed on Google:
- Is my 2-year-old gifted?
- Is my son gifted?
- Is my daughter gifted?
- Is my son a genius?
- Is my son behind?
- Is my son stupid?
- Is my daughter overweight?
- Is my daughter beautiful?
- Is my daughter ugly?
- Is my son tall?
- Is my son happy?
- Is my daughter depressed?