“Notification Nation”: Gentry Magazine in Conversation with Ana Homayoun

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Schools, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

The last time Gentry Magazine sat down with our founder, Ana Homayoun, it was 2012 and her book The Myth of the Perfect Girl had just been released. For this month’s issue, she sat down with them again to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.  The book aims to … Continue reading

Social Media Wellness: Honest Feedback from Teens

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Green Ivy Educational founder, Ana Homayoun’s third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, is slated to be released in August 2017 (Pre-order Here!).  In preparation, she asked some awesome high school students to come into our office and talk a little about their social media world.  With the … Continue reading

How to Help Your Children Balance Their Online and IRL Lives

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Category: Parenting, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Given the pervasiveness of technology and social media in nearly all of our lives, the topic of how best to help students regulate and balance their online and IRL lives comes up frequently at our Green Ivy offices. While we’ve looked at a variety of parental monitoring apps (along with their pros and cons) we also wanted … Continue reading

The Importance of Teens and Tweens Having Physically Active Lives

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Category: Parenting, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

When we meet with students at Green Ivy, we coach them about more than just academics. We also have them reflect on their overall lifestyle habits, from stress management and nutrition to sleep and functional exercise. It’s recommended that teens get at least one hour of physical exercise a day, but recent studies have shown … Continue reading

Guest Post: Tips on How to Make This A Productive and Successful Semester

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Dasha has been working at Green Ivy for several years, and is a thoughtful and popular instructor. She is finishing up her requirements for being an EMT, and has been taking additional courses since graduating from Stanford in her quest to apply to medical school. Below she shares her three tips for helping students begin … Continue reading

Green Ivy Weekly Update: November 9th, 2015

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Category: Social Networking

Greetings!   It’s a rainy, gloomy morning in San Francisco – the perfect morning to write and be productive. Last week, I spoke with a terrific group of dads on Social Media Wellness, and in some ways they were one of my all-time favorite audiences. During my talk, they were all completely engaged, and not … Continue reading

How are the Latest Social Media Trends Hurting Our Kids?

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

Messages that supposedly disappear after ten seconds.  Forums that allow users to post comments anonymously.  “Selfies.” How are some of the latest social media trends really affecting our kids?  My piece on these app features is in the Huffington Post.  Click here to view the article and share it, or read the excerpt below:  The … Continue reading