When Those Facebook Friends Aren’t Your Friends After All
August 28, 2018
Social media gives teens an “instant connection with a large number of people that can quickly provide a feeling of acceptance,” said CHI Health Psychotherapist Mike Grove, LIMHP.
But incomplete brain development also means adolescents “are naturally more likely to be impulsive and engage in problem behaviors.”
Instead of losing hours in the digital world, Grove suggested teens cut back and have more “in person social interactions” through organized school, church and club activities, as well as part-time jobs.
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- Rude, Mean or Worse? Always Take the Kind Road
- Helicopter No More: Be Present without Hovering
- When Those Facebook Friends Aren’t Your Friends After All
- Teen Suicide: An Alarming Trend
- Cutting: An Explainer
- Empower Your Kids to Handle Peer Pressure
- Simple Ways to Break the Silence – Conversation Starters
- Mood Swings, Aggression, Depression – It’s Not a Phase
- Mental Illness: 10 Warning Signs
- Set Limits for Strong Kids
- Under Your Influence: Parents Play Vital Role in Kids’ Alcohol, Drug Use
- Vaping and Juuling: A Trend on Fire
- Building Kids Up: The Parents' Role
- Why Doesn’t Anyone Like Me?
- Trophy-Free Self-Esteem: Get It with Grit
- Break Free: Releasing Anxiety's Grip