What Does SHARENTING Mean?

SHARENTING is the practice of using social media to share news and images of children.

SHARENTING is a derogatory term. It carries the connotation that parents are spending too much time showing the world how happy and fulfilled their children are rather than conducting actual parenting. The term also suggests that parents are OVERSHARING (i.e., uploading content that no one is interested in or sharing content that really ought to be kept private).


When I write SHARENTING, I mean this: meaning of SHARENTING SHARENTING is using social media to share news and images of children.

Summary of Key Points

"using social media to share news and images of children" is the most common definition for SHARENTING on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition: Using Social Media to Share News and Images of Children
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of SHARENTING in Sentences

Here are some examples of SHARENTING being used in sentences:
  • Tony: Did you see my posts of Chelsea on the school trip?
  • Jordan: Yes, but I'm not a big fan of SHARENTING.
  • Tony: You should probably have kept that your yourself!
  • Tony: I've just uploaded all the school play photos to Facebook.
  • Jordan: Will you stop SHARENTING?

An Academic Look at SHARENTING

The term SHARENTING is a portmanteau word, which is the term for when two words are merged into one. (SPEXY (from spectacles and sexy) is another example of a portmanteau word. Obviously, the term SHARENTING is an amalgam of the words sharing and parenting.

Example of SHARENTING Used in a Text


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