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Rapid City woman's parenting blog goes viral, receives over a million hits


The blog of a KOTA Territory woman is getting some national attention.

Stephanie Metz of Rapid City has watched a blog she posted in late October about modern parenting explode with the help of social media.

The 29 year old mother of two had just 8 followers before the piece titled "Why My Kids Are NOT the Center of My World" went viral with over 1 million hits from a single post on Facebook.

Sparked by a conversation she had with her son Hendrix, Metz took to her webpage with an article about how today's kids are being coddled and not learning essential life skills anymore, "I just think that we need to not be afraid to parent our kids and not be afraid to let them fall and learn how to cope with bad things when they happen."

She says the attention she gotten has been surprising but it has also encouraged her to keep writing.

Metz started the blog 4 years ago as a way to keep family and friends updated on her family.

The full blog post can be seen here: http://themetzfamilyadventures.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-my-kids-are-not-center-of-my-world.html

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