When Parents Know Too Much

March 4, 2010

It’s empowering sometimes, to take control of your own health, or parenting, or what not, with a few keystrokes. Other times, though, it can make you insane. Lisa Belkin on When Parents Know Too Much

When my son had some funky test results after a medical check-up last year, his doctor’s first advice to me was “don’t Google it.” I did anyway, of course, and he was right. Googling was a bad idea.
We live in a time when all information is literally at our fingertips, but we don’t always know how to filter it. It’s empowering sometimes, to take control of your own health or parenting or what not with a few keystrokes. Other times, though, it can make you insane.
Jennifer Gruden met her husband online nearly 20 years ago. She earns her living online, as a Web editor for More.ca, the Web site for Canada’s version of More magazine. An expatriate New Yorker who now lives in Toronto, she could not imagine life without her computer. On the other hand, she explains in a guest post today, it is not always her friend. Read More


Source:
New York Times

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