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.” …
Looks like the best diet still fits the Paleolithic genome which we still have; although, occasionally, the Neanderthal might enjoy a fresh roast if the hunting was good contrary to modern "hunting" in superstores.
Tim Libretti, PhD
Without a doubt, social media and smart phones have played havoc with teenager's alienation from the real world and normal rites of passage to adulthood. The grooming of Selfies, to like or to hate, has radicalized our culture and changed our moralities of what is right or wrong where Self rules. The big question is who cares enough about our teenage children to respect their rights without subjugation to media control and profits. Does Facebook care? Does Mr. and Mrs. Zuckerberg worry about their daughters?
Every woman considering breast implants for all the wrong reasons should read this...not to mention some horror stories of dysfunction...especially teen girls.
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.