Social Media Wellness Conversation with The Los Altos Town Crier

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

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun, sat down with the Los Altos Town Crier to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, which aims to illuminate today’s social media landscape, inspire critical conversations that parents, teens, and educators need to be having around technology, and offer practical means for helping our kids achieve … Continue reading

“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

When Online Actions Have Real-Life Consequences

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Category: Parenting, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Last week, Harvard revealed that they they had rescinded the admissions offers of at least 10 students after it was found that they had posted offensive, horrific, and obscene images and memes within a closed Facebook group. Many parents and educators had questions around this event, not the least of which was: How could these … Continue reading

Starting the School Year Off Right with Green Ivy in the Schools

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Category: Back-to-School, Monday Recommendations, Setting Goals

Every year, Green Ivy visits middle schools and high schools around the country and gives talks to parents, students and faculty members on how to create an amazing school year. We also give our 90 minute workshops on organization, time-management, personal purpose and setting goals for the school year – it’s fun, interactive, and kids … Continue reading

NYC Event on June 18th on The Culture of Perfectionism: Understanding and Overcoming the Unique Stress of Our High Stress, High Impact World

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Category: Myth of the Perfect Girl

When I wrote my second book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, I interviewed many pre-teens, teens and young adult women on the particular challenges of today’s world. I also benefited from having over a decade of experience working with young people on the unique aspects of today’s always on, all the time culture. When … 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

What Is a Text Bomb?

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teenagers

I talk to schools, parents and students quite a bit about social-media use and the results of cyber-bullying on social media.  There have been far too many negative effects of online cruelty, including the seventh grader in Florida who jumped to her death after being tormented online. As more apps become available each day, we … Continue reading