As a mother of a teen, I’m quite familiar with the worry parents feel about their kids needing to find other sorts of activities that will allow them to decompress from social media. Their endless hours of remote learning & continuous social media surfing can leave them feeling anxious, worried & stressed.
The lack of in-person connections during this time has made for more uncertainty & anxiety within friendships. It’s easy to misinterpret texts and reactions to their social media posts; causing kids to feel even more vulnerable. Kids need activities that are distractions from their typical technology engagements.
This author suggests activities that are called, “soft fascinations”. She uses the term, “soft fascinations” as activities that allow for more reflection and are restorative to the mind. These would include being around nature, or even soaking in a long bath or long showers; anything that lets the mind decompress and distract from ordinary “mental energy” overload.
As a parent coach, I can assist you with finding creative activities that meet the needs of kids of all ages. Schedule a 30 minute free consultation – firstname.lastname@example.org