Do you remember being a teenager and your mom threatening to surgically remove the telephone receiver from your face because you’d been on the phone all night? How about dying your hair a fuschia or sneaking out at night to decorate a few trees with toilet paper? Finding what works and what doesn’t is all part of youth and evolving into adulthood.
Much has changed in the world today but the core need of kids to connect and express remains the same.
Peer connection and self-expression are critical pieces of a teen’s emotional development only today, social media plays a huge role in both. In fact, according to a 2015 Pew Institute study, 55% of teens spend time every day texting with friends, 79% of all teens instant message their friends. Also, 72% of all teens spend time with friends via social media. That same study also found that a majority