Here's What You Need to Know
Social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Parents use it, just like their children. However, on average, teenagers are the ones who spend the most time on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and similar platforms.
This leaves many parents worried. Some are afraid that this habit will grow into an addiction, while others are concerned about cyberbullying, over-sharing, and an “all-about-attention” attitude.
Author Donna Lynn Hope asks an important question: “How different would people act if they couldn't show off on social media? Would they still do it?”
If our children were to be born in more innocent times, without social media, would they be any different?
Consider these questions:
This topic is complicated, and there are no simple answers. However, if you ask your child about the time they spend on social media, you might be surprised at how willing they are to talk about it.
When you speak with them about their emotions and challenges, and address potential issues in self-esteem, you may find that social media won’t pose such a threat to them.
Even so, you may still be wondering how you can safely explore your child’s secret life on social media.
These solutions will help:
When your child asks you for the first time if they can open a social media account, avoid judging them or jumping to conclusions. Accept their need to engage in such community-based way of communication, talk about it, and help them build a safe profile.
Teach them how to protect themselves and what to expect.
You’ll never have all the information about their activity, but if you’re interested and understanding, you might get just the right amount.
Top 10 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language in 2020
Learning a foreign language is a challenging task, but there are many benefits to be had. There have never been more free educational materials for learning a new language. All that’s needed is the time and motivation to learn something new.
Learning a new language provides benefits for your social life, career, brain health, and self-esteem. You might even have fun.
Consider these benefits of learning a new language:
What language will you learn? You can be practical and choose the language that you’re most likely to use or the one that will benefit your career. You might decide to learn the language that interests you the most. The choice is up to you.
Learning a language can be fun and interesting. It’s definitely challenging. Get on YouTube and check out a few of the languages that interest you. You’ll benefit in many ways by adding a new language to your repertoire.
Changing schools can be a difficult process for children. However, going to a new school doesn’t have to be a source of stress and anxiety for your children. You can make the transition to a new school easier and more fun.
Try these ideas:
A new school can be a scary place for children, but you can help. You can be instrumental in giving them a great start as they transition to their new school.
Top 10 Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven
With the climbing cost of education, student loan debt is becoming a bigger burden with each graduating class. Luckily, however, there are a few ways to reduce, or even eliminate, your student loan debt.
Consider these career strategies to shrink your student loan debt:
8 Ways to Encourage Individuality in Children
Every child is unique. Many children are also very self-conscious and unsure of themselves. This can stifle individuality before it even has a chance to develop.
There is a lot that parents and teachers can do to encourage a child to be comfortable and aware of their individuality.
Your child has many special qualities. Are you sure you’re aware of all of them?
Help your child to be who they are meant to be:
Everyone struggles to feel comfortable enough to be 100% authentic, including adults. The best time to begin creating this comfort is in childhood.
Help your child to show their unique nature to the world. Without a parent’s help, most children fail to develop the courage and comfort to be themselves. There’s much you can do to help your child develop fully.
5 Excuses That Derail Success
No matter how impossible you might think something is to accomplish, there’s someone out there getting it done anyway. Most often, excuses are a way to justify fear of failure, fear of success, or a lack of resolve. Excuses get in the way of success and living fully.
By overcoming your excuses, success becomes much more likely!
Avoid letting these excuses sabotage the life you desire: