There was a time when you could simply embarrass your tween by making a scene in public. Let's say you received horrible service at a restaurant and demanded to speak with the manager, only to notice your mortified tween slowly slipping under the table. Fast-forward to a time when soccer moms are now social media mavens, and your ability to publicly embarrass your child just went global.
Thanks to most parents' newfound fascination with Facebook, a tween's antics (cute as you may consider them) are now fodder for the masses. Don't use your smart phone keyboard to peck out your opinion of your daughter's ongoing attachment to stuffed animals or share your son's penchant for bedtime snuggles. Unless you really want your tween to reject you, that is.