Over the past decade, the new language created by social media and technology have ostensibly widened the communication divide between generations. Though students have long managed to find distractions, today’s technology innovations present new challenges for students and adults, and many adults struggle to keep up with what their kids are doing online. With an proactive, practical approach based on over fifteen years of working with students in private practice and in schools, Ana provides simple, implementable solutions focused around the three main tenets of socialization, self-regulation and safety. In the face of our “always on” culture, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced World creates a new conversation around social media wellness — one that encourages tweens and teens to think about their own personal values and daily choices, while emphasizing the importance of parental attitude and a collaborative approach in helping all of us build healthier online habits and create more balanced lives.Amazon Barnes & Noble Indie Bound
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Ana Homayoun has written the very book I’ve yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana’s work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world.
This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives parents concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know.
Keeping up with tweens and teens on social media often seems like a dizzying task that leaves us, the adults, lost and confused–too often giving up. Social Media Wellness brings great clarity to the matter offering actionable advice for parents and schools. In her typical style, Homayoun is realistic, pragmatic and refreshingly straight forward. She gets our attention without using scare tactics and then gives us, parents and educators, the tools to most effectively help out children find wellness in the social media age.
In our selfie society, teens and tweens encounter constant temptations and threats to their social, emotional, physical, and academic health. Ana Homayoun’s new book provides strategies to “unselfie” our teens and develop a healthy, balanced relationship with social media.
This is the essential guide to navigating the ephemeral and transactional communications woven into the language of social media online and IRL. I relished every page of this book. It was jam-packed with sound and seasoned self-management and executive-functioning tips and systems. The research and artfully reconstructed narratives, tools, ideas, and reflective questions feed the systematic and practical approaches the author shares to empower students, parents, and educators alike. I can’t wait to add this to my professional library and share it with all of my teachers!!!
Ana Homayoun demonstrates how social media and our digital lives have reoriented relationships and how we think. In her book she offers vital tools and strategies for this revolution – whether you’re a teacher, parent or student. I found myself challenged from each of these viewpoints!