Whether or not you realize it, you're setting up a digital trail for your children that can last throughout their lifetime, Greenberg says. More importantly, you're doing it without their permission.
"What is your child going to think of what you posted when they are 13 or 14? If you post a picture of them looking chubby or picking their nose, it could set them up for bullying," she says. "What's considered cute at age 2 is not considered cute at 16."
Children can be very sensitive about their appearance during their tween years. If you post photos of your child during an "ugly duckling" phase, you could be setting them up for self-esteem issues in future.
"Of course you think they're beautiful- you always will. But one day they may look back and say, 'Oh, I was fat,' or 'Oh, I was ugly.' They're going to see it differently than you. And instead of those pictures being tucked away in the family photo album, they're on display for all their friends to see," Greenberg says.
Also, be careful not to "brand" your child. If you continually post pictures of them clinging to you or crying with captions like, "He's so cranky," or "She's so shy," there's a chance you could be shaping your child's perception of themselves.
"You may be raising someone who as an adult says, 'Oh, I'm shy because I've always been shy,' because you put that label on them from birth," she says. "You don't want to post anything that could influence your child's self-perception."