Wattpad: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

June 30, 2015

Is Wattpad good for kids?

My oldest son is a fairly typical 13-year-old. His room is a mess, he fights with his brothers, he loves to go hiking (with friends, not parents) and he stays up very late at night.

He used to stay up late reading books and I could always pat myself on the back and think, “He may be tired but at least he’s reading!” Now, though, he stays up late on the computer.

“You should be reading!” I called to him the other night as I passed his brightly lit room on the way to my own bed.

“I am reading!” he called back. “And I’m writing my own book.”