Who doesn’t have a daughter, sister or know a young teenage girl who seems attached to her cell phone, but who is really on the leash? Who is leading whom?
There is no doubt that adolescence is a time of identity formation, social comparison, and mental development, but what happens when a dominant, changing culture imposes adult norms with no rules or limitations?
This e-book for teenage girls offers two answers: How can we stop social media from taking advantage of a rash and brash teenage brain still in development to avoid making wrong choices? …
The human body is a miracle of nanotechnology that far exceeds the advances of modern science. The good news is that nutritional science is unfolding new discoveries in cellular nutrition and the wonders of natural healing. Science cannot create life. Only life can complement life.
There is a world of education that needs to open for consumers. They must be able to visualize a miracle of a single cell, basic structures and functions. They must equally visualize what happens to the cell when encountering “good guy nutrients” or faced with “bad guy nutrients.” …
Once again, the public is paying attention to frantic red flags while the sirens are wailing about the attack of social media against teenage girls in particular. Alarm bells are sounding again for parents and psychologists even though they have heard about this effect of too much internet interaction with the Selfie mindset since 2009 when Selfies became the norm and young girls began a competitive ritual to be the most liked, the hottest, the sexiest. The powers that set the algorithm early was to appeal to the male adult gaze.
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Such an apt comparison between the construction and maintenance of a house, and building and respecting a relationship...a constant work in progress. In the same physical analogy, couples should have a blueprint of plans and then adapt to changes even on a daily basis...called communication. I appreciate the honesty of sharing your experience.
This is an unprecedented trauma young people are feeling, especially young women. This generation of young women have been so objectified, traumatised, scarred, constantly under the pressure of conforming to the hypersexualised beauty standards in their smartphones, in a way that literally hasn’t existed before.
Unfortunately, this attack on the formative adolescent's brain is only the beginning of a social profile into adulthood of objectification and Selfie worship with the Bachelorettes and Housewives. Sadly, even the education system is not strong enough to overrule peer pressure and self-esteem issues. But who can stop this nightmare, the old male algorithm and innocence-lost money? Of all social travesties brought about by technology this adultification of children is the most despicable.
My teacher heart breaks reading this article about a kindred professional. I retired after 25 years of productive and respected tenure with students and parents. It's hard to imagine how today's society has radically changed; especially when strong, critical thinking, educated people are more important than ever to prevent going "off the deep end." I have often thought that the liberation of social media Selfies / amoral celebrities has impounded too many young people who follow no other course now. Please fight for a well-rounded education.
Jean Anne Feldeisen
I bobbed along with every word you wrote enjoying the images and poetic nuances of ducks like "wise men" nodding sagely before flying away as a group. And now I can picture myself as a bird bobbing along on the waves of life ready to fly when I need to...This is the magic of writing so well as to transform a reader's insight and appreciation. Thank you for sharing.
Excellent article about simple basic things everyone can do to maintain metabolism and circulation. Standing more when possible, sitting less when convenient, walking when in proximity and driving less. Not rocket science, just how the body functions.
An important and powerful article about such a disturbing problem becoming more obvious. It may be more natural for men to stay undefeated, quiet and strong bearing the emotional brunt without help to do something. Unfortunately, I have seen how divorces can unleash the malice of unsatisfied spouses to destroy the husband financially, emotionally and spiritually, including children. It is time for more men to share their stories and find better justice in the legal system.