Social Media Effect on Teenagers

Teen Technology: Is Your Teen Learning Healthy Communication?  Part of teen self esteem is being capable of positive interaction with peers. When a teen feels that her presence is pleasing to the people around her, confidence will grow. No matter what teen issues or personalities are present, there is almost always someone willing to be a friend. On social media, it’s easy to lose sight of that truth. Social Media and Teens: A Distanced Interaction Teen technology allows young people to connect with peers all over the planet. This is a...

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MediaMonster

Mediamonster: Is it Contributing to Teen Issues?  Years ago, there was some separation between politics, current events and the lives of teenagers. This isn’t to say that teens taking an active interest in the world is a bad thing. Some kids have always done that, finding their voices by running for office within their own schools or preparing to go into careers in politics after finishing college. These proactive young folks will be the voice of a new generation, which is beautiful. However, in the age of social media, these societal issues...

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Casual Sex Between Teens

Casual Sex and Teen Issues: The Threat to Self-esteem  No parent wants to think about their teen having sex, but it’s usually something that must be faced after a certain point. Whether you maintain a “just say no” approach or offer a more liberal stance, you likely have some confusion about how to talk to your kids about this uncomfortable and serious issue. You already know that casual sex can lead to major teen issues, such as sexually-transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy. Either of these problems can be devastating to a developing...

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Mother Daughter Weekends

Ideas for Fun Mother Daughter Weekends It’s common for moms and daughters to fight, so a mother daughter retreat can provide a breath of fresh air. Maybe you do fight with your daughter, but you also can’t deny that she’s your best friend. Not only can spending a few days together do wonders for your relationship, but it can also bring up important issues that the two of you can work out. Mother Daughter Weekends: Ideas for Fun Times Together 1. A Jeep Ride in the Countryside Sometimes, it’s nice to go out and get some fresh air. If you have...

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Technology and Teens: What Parents Should Look Out For?

What should parents look for with issues around technology and their teens? These days, there’s no separation between technology and teens. Up to 92 percent of teens report getting online at least once a day. The majority use the internet more often than that, visiting social sites like Instagram and Facebook every few minutes as they go throughout their daily activities. Teens Issues and Social Media: The Problems that Can Arise with Technology and Teens 1. Comparison Research has shown that teen boys tend to use Facebook the most, but teen...

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