• Uncategorized

    Online Friendships: A Gen Z Norm Parents Struggle to Understand

    My child is making friends online. Parents around the world are both terrified and bewildered by their child’s socialization habits on the internet. Teens are using headsets to play games with people halfway across the nation, constantly on FaceTime with friends, and DMing with people they’ve never met on Instagram. In our office, parents often come with one (or both) of the following concerns:  “Isn’t it weird that my child is talking to people they’ve never met? They can’t possibly think they are actually friends?” “OMG my child is going to get lured by a sex trafficker …and kidnapped… and die” While both concerns are valid, they are also indicative…

  • Teen Therapy

    Teens Share Why They Don’t Talk: We Share What To Do About It

    It’s no secret that teenagers are not always forthcoming with information. It’s nothing to take personally. In fact, it’s developmentally appropriate in most cases. However, teens are often reporting things in the therapy room that they wish their parents knew, yet they hesitate to share with them. While we he work with teens daily, we didn’t want to make assumptions of why this is. Instead, we headed to Instagram. We used the social media platform asked teens to write to us about why they don’t talk to or share things with their parents. Below are the top three reasons voiced by teens and our advice to parents to combat them. 1.…

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