With the rise of the internet, many of us have been left to wonder what our friends’ parents would think if we told them we were friends with their mom.
But it turns out, many parents are still friends with parents who have no idea who their kids are.
“The mommy’s mom has no idea what my kids are, or if I have kids,” says Kelli Stauffer, a writer for The Huffington Post.
So, how do they tell friends they’re not their mom’s?
The answer is by sharing your friends’ names with them.
“Most people do it in the same way they would share their own name or birthdate,” says Katie Womack, who writes for the blog Mommy’s Mom.
“When you share your name with someone, you’re saying, ‘I’m your mom,’ not, ‘You’re my mom.'”
“I’ve been friends with my mom for 20 years and she’s always liked me and I know her better than I know myself,” says Ashley Hager, who’s been friends for two years.
“It’s not something I can tell her.
I think it’s a bit of a weird thing for me to be told that I’m a mom.”
“You have to be willing to be kind to your mom and her friends,” says Rachel Lacey, who runs a blog about women in tech.
“That’s how we get through our day.”
As the Internet’s popularity has grown, it’s become easier for parents to share their children’s names.
“[Parents] have the luxury of sharing their kids’ names and they can talk about what it’s like growing up,” says Lacey.
“They can share their family history and find out what the other parents are like.”
A Facebook friend’s name may be shared with a family member, but she can’t tell her parents she’s the same person.
A new social media platform has emerged that allows parents to create lists of friends they’ve made and shared photos of them.
(iStock) The process of sharing your own name with your friends can seem like an awkward process, but it’s really easy if you do it right.
The best advice for parents of young children is to share your kids’ name with friends.
“We’re very comfortable sharing with people,” says Stauffer.
“If it’s going to be a little awkward, let the person know that.”
The best way to do this is to post a photo of your kids on your profile with their name.
Then, your friends will see a list of their parents and see the names of their friends in the photo.
This isn’t the only option parents have to share photos of their children.
If you want to make your kids your friend, you can use Instagram or Snapchat to share pictures of your family, including photos of your parents.
You can also make lists of people who are your friends or make a list with their parents.
The only problem with this is that you might not get to keep your list.
“People might want to share a photo or two of their mom and dad because they’re going to get jealous, and they’ll get really upset,” says Hager.
“So that’s why we’re saying this is a great option, because it’s just as easy to share with your kids as it is with people.”
But even if you don’t share your parents’ names, your mom might still know your kids are yours.
It’s still possible for a friend to tell you that their mom is their mom, but the best way is to be honest.
“There are a lot of ways you can tell them,” says Womak.
Don’t be embarrassed to ask your parents for advice on what they should share on social media.
“Even if you’re not friends with your parents, if your mom sees that your kids look like them and thinks, ‘They’re like my friends,’ then she’s probably going to say, ‘My friends,’ not ‘Mommy.'”
If your mom has a question about your kids, you may want to talk to her about it.
Ask her for advice and she may be able to help.