Friday, November 28, 2014

The Teen and social media

Calvin is my only child and hence what this entire blog is centered around. His development, milestones and what its like parenting an infant and now toddler. Since the teen has moved in with us, she has very much become apart of our family dynamic.

And with welcoming a teen into the family dynamic, comes the teen issues. This blog will be taking some twists!

I expected the usual teen things; arguments over mini skirts and rules of dating, speckled with discussions about the wrong crowd. Oh my! My oh my!! How things have cbanged since I was a teen, and it hasn't even been that long since I was a teen. Fast changing world we live in.

The biggest issue I was just not prepared for was social media. Now, I'm familiar with the usuals; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is so much more than the household names in social media. Kids these days probably have ten different ways to talk to each other and "network" with a vast pool of people. Each pool being a different flavor of people and not all those people are kids.

I'm often looking over her shoulder and shrieking "Block! Block!". The things some kids post...its shocking! I can't help but wonder are their parents or caregivers not checking on them and asking questions? Just crazy to me!





XOXO, tot giggles and lip gloss