Last week I talked about trolls…
After my post, I realized that there are times that I could have been considered a troll. Tell me if you feel any of these things brings me into trollworld… FYI- I did not have an actual rapport with any of these bloggers.
- A blogger once wrote that Manhattan is a suburb of New York City. This is not a true statement. Fact: New York City is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A suburb of NYC could be Mineola in Nassau County, Rye in Westchester County, Montclair in New Jersey or Stamford in Connecticut. I commented on the bloggers site that she gave out factually incorrect information. Was I being a troll?
- One Mom blogger wrote that you should never tell your children that you love them straight out, ie. “I love you.” She said that you should always say things with qualifiers, like “I love you because you are strong.” or I love you because you are smart.” I told her that I thought that children should be loved unconditionally and should be told “I love you” without any reason. My daughter was I think in 11th grade and I told the blogger that when my daughter left the house every day I still told her that I loved her. Was I being a troll?
- One Mom blogger stated that you should strive to be your child’s friend, because you must be able to empathize and remember what it was like to be a child. Now, anyone who knows me knows that my number rule of parenting is that YOU CAN BE FRIENDLY WITH YOUR CHILD BUT YOUR JOB IS TO PARENT. I told the blogger to tread that line really carefully because a kid needs a parent, needs someone to set boundaries and be there when they fall. Was I being a troll?
- Twice I read posts about how good virtual schooling is and how we should consider making that permanent. While I think we are doing the best that we can, I don’t think in any way, shape or form should we ever consider virtual schooling for the masses. And I told both of these bloggers this. Was I being a troll?
What do you think?
Troll or not?