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Of course I can study AND check Snapchat, Mom!

managing digital distraction for our teens

Our t(w)eens are heading into the last big study stretch of the year. Enter power struggles over the device while your t(w)een clutches onto the device in the same way they clutched onto a doodoo blanket as babies…

The Blackout Challenge – a new level of TikTok Bleak!

TikTok's Blackout Challenge is back

The Blackout Challenge also called the Choke Challenge and the Pass-out Challenge, is not new!

But, as recently as August of this year, the pass-out challenge has re-surfaced once more to seduce and scare our tweens and teens into bizarre behaviours. Here is what parents need to know

“I’m addicted to my phone!” – said no kid EVER

nomophobia

Does your screenager consider his device to be a firmly implanted eleventh digit on his hand? Does the suggestion of a wi-fi free holiday in the bush cause a less than pleasant reactionary push-back, mild panic and desperate requests to stay at home? Well there are words for this typical cluster of ‘teen-minus device’ tantrums – it’s called nomophobia!

The backlash to Instagram is here baby! BeReal is REAL!

is BeReal safe ?

BeReal is an alternative social media app that seeks to give our t(w)eens a more unfiltered look at each other’s lives. The best part -BeReal is known for its ONCE A DAY ONLY photo policy.
While BeReal goes a long way in reducing the huge anxiety our screenagers feel from the constant comparison to everyone else’s perfectly curated feeds, it is not without its risks

EUPHORIA, not just another teen love story – a hard NO from us

Euphoria: what parents need to know

Euphoria has captured the teen world by storm. If your teen isn’t watching the series, they have more than likely heard about, spoken about it with their friends or come across snippets of it on TikTok. We don’t often say this when it comes to online content, we give this show a HARD NO for teens. Here is why and how you talk to your teens about it even if they haven’t seen it (yet)

Just because you pee a lot…does not mean you have diabetes

TikTok has become the latest space where tweens and teens come to vent, joke, taunt and now SELF-DIAGNOSE in relation to their mental health challenges. While this has provided our screenagers greater awareness and a sense of community around previously “shameful” issues like ADD, OCD, anxiety and depression, it has also brought a proliferation of misinformation and all too hasty self-diagnoses….

Avoid screen zombies AND get your kids out the bedroom this holiday

After a VERY long and very hard year, how do we manage our tw/eens and their screens this holiday without turning into a monster or throwing the xBox/iPad/phone into the ocean in the hope that that this is the ONLY thing to actually get your screenager to emerge from their cave.
Here are some ideas on how to get the screenagers off the screen AND out the bedroom these holidays

Understanding the phenomenon that is K-Pop: the parent cheat sheet

If you, like so many of us, are still perplexed about Squid Game and its unprecedented popularity, understanding the phenomenon that is K-Pop might help make it a little more understandable.
K-WHAT? Well, K-Pop, aka ‘Korean POP’ is a genre of music that has taken the world by storm. If you want to surprise your screenager with some superpower parent knowledge, we thought we’d give you the low down on K-Pop.