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You really don't need to plaster your DC report card all over FB!

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Timeforanotherusername Fri 10-Jul-20 18:12:55

Just that really.

All it is doing is mazsagong the ego of the parent(s). And i don't really care how clever your kid is.

Most of my friends have got kids. I am sure the vast majority of kids got good reports. Its always the same handful of friends who need to boast about every single achievement of their genius child.

Rant over ha ha.

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Timeforanotherusername Fri 10-Jul-20 18:14:01

Now it was definitely massaging when I reread it!!! Wtf is mazsagong.

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7ofNine Fri 10-Jul-20 18:15:18

Haha! I was about to ask what mazsagong actually was! grin

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Fri 10-Jul-20 18:16:21

Facebook is for sharing stuff - like being proud of your kids.

If it offends you delete your 'friends' or facebook in general.

TitianaTitsling Fri 10-Jul-20 18:17:51

Scroll on past? You don't HAVE to read or comment do you?

DDiva Fri 10-Jul-20 18:19:24

I find this particularly annoying at the moment. Those with kids at school sharing how wonderful their report is when so many children will have missed 4 months of school and unlikey to even get a report this year.

BlusteryLake Fri 10-Jul-20 18:20:35

I used to find this irritating until I came to accept that people use Facebook for different things. There is one friend in particular who always does this, but it's because she has friends and family overseas and celebrating the small things is her way of keeping in touch. Those posts are not intended for me, and she certainly wouldn't expect me to like or comment.

jessstan2 Fri 10-Jul-20 18:21:17

I agree. You do not share personal things about your children!!! It's just not on. How embarrassing for the kids.

What happens if the next report is not good, would they post that one for all to see as well?

Furiousfive Fri 10-Jul-20 18:21:21

Agree - it's really annoying. Just ring up the grandparents who'll rejoice in every detail of these achievements

Iamclearlyamug Fri 10-Jul-20 18:24:06

Just don’t read it 🤔 I was one of ‘those’ parents today, but my Facebook page is mostly full of extended family who ARE interested, and I can’t be arsed to make 20 different phone calls or emails so I put it there so they can all see it when they get a minute. Just scroll on past, does it really matter that much?

whattimeisitrightnow Fri 10-Jul-20 18:29:32

Wait, kids are getting report cards?? Now??
“Over the last four months, Timmy has shown dedication and commitment by mostly paying attention during Zoom sessions. Additionally, he has completed the 30 minutes of work set for him each day via the school’s website. If I’m honest, I don’t remember what Timmy looks like - is he the one with the red hair? It’s been so, so long.”

Timeforanotherusername Fri 10-Jul-20 18:32:53

There are also quite a lot of parents whose kids are maybe not doing so quite so do they feel when they see it.

I was so proud couple of weeks ago when my DC received their's.

Somehow we managed to tell the people who needed to know without it being on FB.

This is a message your child's teacher has wrote to you as a parent. Put a message up saying you are proud. But is the pic really necessary?

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ClaryFray Fri 10-Jul-20 18:34:31

You don't know what they have been through this year, let them be proud and stop being so moody

wigornian Fri 10-Jul-20 18:36:54

I agree OP - and when I do share things of limited close family interest I set the audience accordingly so my colleagues, neighbours and old school friends don’t have to see it!

Timeforanotherusername Fri 10-Jul-20 18:37:29


You don't know what they have been through this year, let them be proud and stop being so moody

I do! Its all been on FBgrin

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PablosHoney Fri 10-Jul-20 18:39:40

I found it odd they got reports, I felt I should have written fact I think I will do some spoof ones 😛

DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Fri 10-Jul-20 18:39:49

So nobody can post things on their own Facebook wall in case someone else gets upset?

What about their kid learning to ride a bike? Learning to swim? Learning to write their name?

Bloody hell, if my friends or their dc are doing great at something I'm happy for them, not jealous of them confused

CarterBeatsTheDevil Fri 10-Jul-20 18:41:23

God, why would anyone actually share a school report? That's private information about your child. I don't mind posts about being proud of their kid at the end of the year but the whole report? YANBU OP.

Mumoblue Fri 10-Jul-20 18:43:34

I still have an old report card in my email that my mum sent me when my brother was about 7. I really enjoyed seeing it.
So, I can understand people wanting to share it and thinking Facebook is the easiest way.

My son's not in school yet but he's got 7 grandparents, so if I want to share something quickly to them, it's probably going to be on Facebook.

I understand that it can look braggy, but you could say that about a lot of things people post.

QuizzlyBear Fri 10-Jul-20 18:44:43

I must admit, I see a lot of the same parents doing this every term and gushing about their PFBs and I find it a bit much (like others I think - what if they got a stinker this term?!) however if it's just a one-off for a reason, I rather like it.

A friend of mine posted about the great English results her son got (he's dyslexic) and I felt like cheering. Another one posted about the distinctly average scores but glowing comments hers got. He's had real behavioural issues so the comments made her day.

GreenTulips Fri 10-Jul-20 18:47:43

mazsagong Sounds like the perfect description!

Imagine if the teachers shared this information?

Funny I use to see x friends post about her kids and then be shocked other kids got better/higher grades or worst the same sentences !!

RagamuffinAndFidget Fri 10-Jul-20 18:48:01

Blimey OP, who pissed on your cornflakes?! If it bothers you just scroll by, you don't have to read it or even give it a second thought. Maybe people are just proud of their kids and want to share that? I'm not going to pretend I'm not insanely proud of my DS and DD, and I'll share it wherever I please. The fact that they were even able to get up and go to school each morning is nothing short of a miracle as far as I'm concerned, given it's barely been a year since the death of their younger brother, so the reports I received today which contained words like 'strength' and 'resilience' and 'bravery' deserve to be posted on billboards for all to see.

Whatelsecanipossiblydo Fri 10-Jul-20 18:53:10

What I find really weird is how people have an air of superiority for not sharing things in fb and look down on those who do. Why do people care so much about other people’s social media. I put whatever I like on mine and whoever doesn’t like it... well, never mind.

catbellz Fri 10-Jul-20 18:55:05


Scroll on past? You don't HAVE to read or comment do you?

Someone could do to take their own advice grinstar

Brieminewine Fri 10-Jul-20 18:56:24

They’re proud, they’re showing’s what 99% of people do on Facebook. Just scroll past, it’s really not a big deal!

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