Why does it seem that there are a multitude of parenting blogs for parents of babies and young children? What did I miss something? Do we parents stop being parents once our kids reach the magical age of 10? I am completely serious about this. I have not read, seen, heard of , found or determined that there are many blogs out there for parents of older kids.

It’s getting to the point where we parents of older kids are being prejudiced against. It’s kind of like discrimination in the workplace; only this time it is discrimination on the Internet. Does this mean that every parent  becomes an expert at parenting and doesn’t need to write about parenting anymore?

Many parents feel lost when they become new parents. When a parent becomes a first time parent, their entire world changes, and they must flow with the changes, becoming responsible people. That means all of these new parents are looking for answers. Thus they turn to other parents for help, by reading blogs, magazines, books, seeking expert advice, and other parents’ advice.

But why is it that when a child reaches a certain age, about 10, suddenly parents drop off the writing circuit, and stop writing about their kids? Are they too busy to write anymore? Are they worried their kids will find their blogs, websites, books and read them, becoming upset? Are parents working 80 hours a week unable to get to the nearest computer?

Has anyone else noticed that there are hardly any parents out there on the Internet, on TV, writing magazine articles, or books about pre-teens, teenage children and about young adult children? It has become annoying to realize that there is not an ounce of helpful advice out there for parents, unless that parent has numerous relatives, or has lived in the same place for her entire life keeping the same friends. I realize that new parents need helpful advice, because they are raising babies and are usually going through this for the first time.

I ‘ve got to tell you that parenting is a lifelong process. Kids become more complicated the older they get.
Parents need useful information for their preteen and teenage kids too.Copyright 2012, written by Kate Johns, a professional writer since 2004.

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