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Mental Health Day

Reminder:  Social media can impact mental health.  Normalize talking about it.  

If you find yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed while hanging out with your tween, take the opportunity to narrate how posts are making you feel.  You might feel inspired or amused, but some might make you feel badly about yourself.  

Share your thoughts out loud.  Let your tween know what you plan to do about any feeds that leave you feeling depleted, anxious, or judged.  Help your tween see that this can easily happen to anybody, and feeds can always be unfollowed.

Screen/Life Balance
Every so often

Digital Detox

Screen/Life Balance
24 hours (if you can handle it!)
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Mental Health Day

Screen/Life Balance
Every so often
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Serenade Before Sending

Problematic Posts
10 minutes
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Make it a Family Affair!

Narrating
Until your pet or stuffed animal is an influencer!
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Accentuate the Positive

Narrating
Every so often
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 Go Team!

Modeling
Ongoing
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Flip the Script

Modeling
5 minutes
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Tone Deaf

Problematic Posts
5 minutes
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Text Together For Tone

Problematic Posts
10 min
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Building the Mindfulness Muscle

Screen/Life Balance
Ongoing
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Demystify Your Digital Life

Narrating
Ongoing
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Move It Offline

Complicated Communication
5-10 min
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Fire Drill

Problematic Posts
10-15 minutes
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TDSU-Libs

Get Started
5 minutes
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Let Your Tween Be Your Tour Guide!

Get Started
10 minutes
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Build Your Trusted Team

Get Started
10 minutes
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What Would YOU Like

Get Started
5 mins
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Text With Your Tween

Trusted Team
Every so often
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Be the School Principal

Problematic Posts
5-10 mins
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Get Permission Before Posting

Modeling
Every so often
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Scavenger Hunt

Problematic Posts
5 mins
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Sit Back and Scroll

Narrating
2 mins
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