Thursday Thoughts: Exhausted Kids Early in The School Year & Research That Says Taking a Break from Social Media Helps Your Child’s Mental Health
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My Thursday thoughts episodes are very short episodes that address trends, research, or just Modern Parenting topics that come up during the week at MPS that I think would be valuable information to share.
In this episode, I discuss:
Trends: The other therapists and I are getting a lot of middle schoolers and high schoolers in the office complaining about being exhausted from the demands of academic work and extracurriculars.
We’re surprised that this seems to be happening earlier in the year – usually, this happens closer to the Christmas holiday, so we’re concerned that some of our young people aren’t coping well with getting back into the groove of in-person school.
If your child is struggling already this year, I give you some good advice on how to handle this situation.
Research: Two new studies have come out in the last couple of months that provide insight into how taking short breaks from social media can dramatically improve a young person’s mental health.
Listen to the episode to gain tips and inspiration about how to schedule short breaks from tech in order to build a better relationship with your child or teen AND how to use this break to improve your young person’s mental health.
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