Our Time Together and Phony Posts
It’s just human nature for us to focus more on the negatives than the positives and to look for things to criticize rather than things to praise. For parents, it’s easy to fall into this habit with our kids. At Boys Town, we strive to encourage parents to praise their children many different ways.
“OUR TIME TOGETHER” This pandemic has brought new meaning to the work/life balance so many parents already struggle to establish. As we all navigate this new normal, Boys Town wants parents to know we are there to listen no matter the need. Filmed entirely by cell phone to adhere to social distancing guidelines, this captures the chaos of life right now while offering reassurance at boystown.org/parenting and 800-448-3000.
Teenagers spend a lot of time on social media, talking to friends, posting pictures, and expressing their opinions. Parents need to model appropriate behavior and talk with their kids about what an appropriate online post looks like and sounds like.
Social media has many positives. It allows us to connect in ways we never had before. It helps us further our education and access news quickly.
For more information on social media and other parenting advice, visit boystown.org.