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Nurturing Healthy Social Media Habits: A Guide for Moms and Daughters

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In today's digital age, social media plays a significant role in the lives of our children. From connecting with friends to exploring new interests, the online world offers endless possibilities. In fact, 40% of children ages 8-12 are using social media apps, according to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General.

Social media also comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to discerning between what's healthy and what's toxic. As moms, it's crucial to equip our daughters with the tools they need to navigate social media confidently and responsibly. In this guide, we'll explore ways to help our daughters recognize toxic behaviors and cultivate positive online habits.

Understanding the Influence of Social Media

Social media platforms can be both empowering and detrimental to our daughters' self-esteem and mental well-being. From curated feeds to unrealistic beauty standards, the pressure to fit in and gain validation can be overwhelming for young...

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8 Tips to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

A child can never have too much self-esteem. On the other hand, the outcomes for children with low self-esteem can be quite poor. As a parent, your child’s level of self-esteem is largely your responsibility. There is much you can do to make your child feel confident and competent.

Children are sensitive and have a peer group that can be quite harsh, so what you do at home matters. It’s vital that your child have a reserve of self-esteem that can survive the unpleasantness of other kids.

Give your child the best chance to be happy and successful.

Use these strategies to help your child feel good about themselves:

Love your child unconditionally. Every child should believe they are loved unconditionally. Every child should believe that no matter what mistake they makes or failure they suffer that they are still loved.

Consider the impact it has on a child’s self-esteem when she believes she’s only loved when she behaves a certain way or achieves a certain...

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Talking to Your Tween about Social Media

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October is a time to celebrate and explore spooky side of life. As a parent, one thing that might be a bit horrifying to think about is your elementary or middle school child having their very own cell phone and access to the world at their fingertips. A new cell phone for your tween means new areas your child is exploring without your knowledge. Many kids use various social media applications to communicate with friends using their cell phone.  Providing kids with their own cell phone, means more responsibility and an opportunity to build trust between you and your child. We have put together a few tips, suggestions, and conversation starters to use when discussing social media and phone use.

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Remind your child that what they see on other’s profiles is their highlight reel, not necessarily their day-to-day life. Remember that they do not have insight into what is behind the photo. Everyone’s journey is different.
  • Remind your child to be...
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