As an adult, you may not fully understand the pressure put on teens by social media, unless you yourself are on social media constantly. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram may look harmless from a distance. In small doses, they probably can be. When teenagers spend too much time posting and commenting, however, emotional problems may occur. That’s why it’s a great idea for teens to have easy access to a no-judgement zone where they can take a time out from the pressures of social media.
Stories lamenting the unfortunate level of devotion that teens have to entertaining everyday technology, are easy to see. It isn’t as common to see how technology could be healthy to a young digital native today. If you’re parent to a teen, and aren’t sure how technology could be good for your kid, here are several ideas.
Many parents feel a mixed set of emotions when they see their teenage child sitting behind the wheel of a car, experiencing a sense of pride that they are becoming an adult by learning to drive, but at the same time, feeling more than a little anxious for their safety.
Teenagers have a lot to deal with: expectations of parents, school work and social lives, both real and virtual. These pressures can affect both their body and mind and cause mood swings that parents may worry about.
Did you ever wish that you could keep your kids under the age of 8 for like, EVER, just so you could avoid having “the talk” with them? It wasn’t so bad with my daughter, I just told her the same thing that my mother told me and what I had learned from my own personal experiences.
Talking about sex with my two sons though? Completely out of my element. I knew absolutely nothing about what it was like for boys to go through puberty. I have a brother that I grew up with, but seriously knew nothing about what boys dealt with. Oh sure, I knew the basics but that. was. it.
A parent’s job is never done, yet some tasks are easier to discuss than others. Keeping your kid away from the wrong crowd is a tough problem because you want your kid to know you trust them to make the right decisions yet you don’t want to give them enough space for them to make mistakes. When your child gets with the wrong crowd consider the following advice to come to a sound solution.
Tweens and Teens have a difficult time building their self-esteem due to hormones, peer pressure, emotional turmoil and a multitude of other factors and influences. Staying the course and helping them through each period is one method of finding what works best for your child.