APA panel issues recommendations for adolescent social media use
A presidential panel of the American Psychological Association has issued recommendations for the use of social media by adolescents.
U.S. surgeon general: I am concerned about social media and youth mental health
Nearly all teenagers in the United States (95 percent) use social media platforms — two-thirds use them daily and more than one-third “almost constantly.”
New school mental health days? How parents can make them work for kids.
In the past few years, some parents have received a new item to put into their child-rearing tool kits: the school mental health day.
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk with kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help.
iGen by Jean M. Twenge
Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us.
My child has new pronouns. I can’t get used to them. Help!
Q: I have a 13-year-old daughter. She is low-key about it, but for several months, she has wanted us to use male pronouns and a male name for her. She doesn’t say anything if we forget and correct ourselves. She has asked that teachers at school comply, and they do...
Non-binary is an umbrella term to describe people who identify with a gender outside of the gender binary, and can be categorized under the trans umbrella term, although not all non-binary people identify as trans. The word non-binary describes a wide array of...
A Guide To Gender Identity Terms
Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some. That's why we've put together a...
Please remember, your nephew is now your niece
“This could be a worrisome moment. This could also be a joyful moment,” explains Benjamin Davis, a psychotherapist, educator and author, who focusses on the needs of transgender and non-binary individuals and families. Davis suggests pre-planning can help mitigate the...
How to Ensure a Safe Social Media Presence for Your Child
Learn about the different social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat). It will be easier to discuss the precautions and limitations of social media with your child if you understand how they work. Facebook does not allow persons under 13 to...
How to Throw the Best Sleep Over Ever
Yay! Your parents are letting you have a sleepover with your friends! Here are some ideas and tips to make it one you guys never forget: Make some cute invitations! This will get everyone excited 💌Watch a movie! Some of the best sleepover movies: For preteens and...
Easy Step-by-Step guide to Making Friends
Smile 😊 Smiling makes you seem happier and more confident, which draws people to you. Compliment the person 👍 This shows that you are kind and take the time to notice important things about other people that make them feel good. Even something as simple as "I like...
Cliques are NOT cool
Feel like your friend group is turning into a clique? Want to be included in one? Don’t. These are some reasons to avoid this social situation: You’re cutting yourself off from other friends. The “exclusivity” of cliques requires excluding people and making them feel...
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