Social Media Wellness
Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World
Over the past decade, the new language created by social media and technology have ostensibly widened the communication divide between generations. Though students have long managed to find distractions, today’s technology innovations present new challenges for students and adults, and many adults struggle to keep up with what their kids are doing online. With a proactive, practical approach based on over fifteen years of working with students in private practice and in schools, Ana provides simple, implementable solutions focused around the three main tenets of socialization, self-regulation and safety. In the face of our “always on” culture, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World creates a new conversation around social media wellness — one that encourages tweens and teens to think about their own personal values and daily choices, while emphasizing the importance of parental attitude and a collaborative approach in helping all of us build healthier online habits and create more balanced lives.
“This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know.”
author of New York Times bestseller The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence
Download free resources to accompany Social Media Wellness: Our guide to the best apps for productivity, and a sample media use agreement for parents.
“I am currently reading Social Media Wellness and loving it — I literally want to highlight every other page.”
– Diana Van Der Merwe, School Counselor, International School Manila