Social Media & Video Games
Device Dependency: The Digital Pacifier
Digital devices are nothing more than the equivalent of a digital pacifier that distracts kids from dealing with their real issues. Device dependency inhibits a teens ability to develop coping skills and strategies for dealing with the real world. And just like the pacifier, it’s going to be hard to take away!
Body Image and Social Media
Societal pressure for girls to look a certain way is so pervasive that it’s impossible to avoid.
How do I stop my kid from playing video games in class?
Why can’t you just ask your kid to stop playing video games during school or while they’re doing their homework?
How to help your grandchild without being the “meddling grandparent.”
What do you do if you’re a grandparent and you don’t necessarily agree with the way your adult child is raising your grandchild?
Teen Social Media Use
Many parents would like to reign in their teen’s social media use. Set boundaries with your kid, not for them.
Teens and Screen Time
https://youtu.be/JIBFgmZV8uk To a teenager there is nothing on earth that is more fun than a video game. Learning guitar, playing basketball, going to grandma’s house for dinner… nothing will match …
“Mom, I want to be a professional gamer…”
https://youtu.be/Za1ZS4iswAQ Baseball player? Violinist? Nope, your teen wants to be a professional gamer. No matter what your kid’s dreams are, they need balance and a good connection with you. That …
What do you do when your kid is getting cyber-bullied?
Cyber-bullying is really serious and capable of causing lasting trauma. How should a parent respond when they find out it’s happening to their kid?
Do you feel like your teen is starting to look “desperate” on social media?
Is your child struggling with their self-image, and how to portray themselves on social media? How do you talk to them about it without making them feel like your judging them. That’s the topic we take on in this Tips on Teens video.
“I heard my son saying inappropriate things while playing a video game. He says it’s just part of gaming culture—I’m not so sure.”
Video games can be a source of stress relief, bonding time, and just good-natured fun! But sometimes there are aspects of gaming culture that don’t mesh well with parents’ household …