Reset Using Research
Reminder: Empower your tween to self-regulate when interacting online by harnessing the power of neuroscience.
Engaging in online interactions when emotionally activated can lead to poor judgment. Give your tween some concrete tools they can employ to manage their emotions.
- Feeling angered by a post or text? Dilate your gaze or look outside the window to blunt noradrenaline release.
- Feeling anxious about something you’ve just seen or read online? Deactivate the amygdala by taking a walk, exercising, eating dark chocolate, or watching a comedy.
- Are you feeling insecure about something you’ve encountered online? Write down your strengths. This gets you thinking logically, overriding your limbic system.