The mum’s guide to humiliating your children on Facebook

ARE you a mum who loves posting stuff about your grown-up kids on Facebook even if they hate it? Here’s how to subject them to maximum embarrassment.

Be horribly emotional

Post mawkish, American-style guff about life events, eg. “Youngest went to uni today. The house is empty of life and laughter but I mustn’t cry. He’s a man now, making his own way in the big wide world.”

Put up embarrassing childhood pictures

Share awful photos on your child’s Facebook page, such as them aged two sitting on a potty with a moronic expression on their face. Sarcastic workmates and potential sexual partners never look at their Facebook page.  

Slag them off to relatives

Not in a vicious way – just congratulate your niece on her new job at an investment bank with stupid comments like: “Maybe OUR daughter will get her life together one of these days!!! :-)”

Remind them of toe-curling childhood incidents

These can be fairly normal childhood quirks, but it’s still pretty painful for a 45-year-old man to be reminded of the time he had an invisible friend called Penelope who he planned to marry.

Assume you are one of their mates

Take an active role in your son or daughter’s Facebook comments chat, creepily befriending friends of theirs you’ve never met and generally behaving like a stalker they can’t ring the police about.

Make them go viral

In the wacky world of the internet, there’s a small chance a silly photo or stupid mum comment will go viral. Imagine your child’s delight at being mocked by 32 million people, including Dara O Briain and Justin Bieber.