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Calling All Moms: The Duck-Face Dare

Take the Duckface dare!
Selfie by Heather Epperson

It seems as though every social media site (like Facebook and Tumblr) I go on these days is inundated with "selfies" of young girls. Now, I'm sure had cell phones and social media sites been popular when I was young, I would be doing something similar. However, parents really need to take a few minutes now and then to see what their kids are posting on these sites. My parents would have... well I'm not sure what they would have done, eaten me maybe, if I had posted some of the things that these young girls are posting.

I know that it is hard to keep an eye on everything that your kids are doing. Some teens even have two accounts; one the parents know about and another they do not. As parents we have to be diligent. Put down your own phone. Turn off the television. Step away from the Margarita. Stop ignoring your family with any frivolous thing you can find that takes up time in your day. I know how much you want to relax. I can sympathize with wanting to take some time for yourself. I'm still not at a point in my life where I can take a bath without interruption. Still, they are our children. We brought them into this world and we have to take notice of everything they do.

I'm tired of seeing lovely young girls making irritating faces, wearing clothes that show way too much, and not only do people "like" these pictures, they encourage them. Most of these young women are lovely, but not when their clothes are so tight they look like a busted can of biscuits, and certainly not when they duck-face while they do it. Get off of your social media site and get on theirs. For the love of God, there's even a song Selfie by The Chainsmokers. This is what your kids are hearing. Scary!

My challenge to all of you mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and grandparents; take a photo of you mimicking a teen that you have seen who looks ridiculous and upload it to your social media site. Let's call it The Duck-face Dare so we can show these teens they may not look as cool as they think they do. No name calling or naming names, please. We don't want to bully or embarrass anyone individually, just take a stand to let the world know that we are tired of the outrageous "selfies". :)