Best strategies for parent-child communication and how to get your teens to open up
TAMPA, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) --- Do your teens tell you everything, from where they’re going to who they’re dating? Getting teens to open up is an age-old struggle, but there is science behind parent-child communication and the best strategies for getting your teen to talk. And 82 percent were open communicators, meaning teens offered parents information without being asked and had the most positive parent-teen interactions. In the families where both parents were studied, the developmental psychologists found that teens used a lot more avoidance with their fathers. Among the father-teen pairs who used covert strategies, both fathers and teens reported more teen problem behavior.
Study shows how social media can trigger jealousy
With social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on the rise, many people’s social skills are decreasing. According to a new study on studyfinds.com, about one-third of people communicate less with their family members and friends because they can follow them on social media. Nearly 60% of those in the study viewed a friend as having a better life because of what they posted on social media while more than 60% of social media users feel worse after finding out someone “unfriended” them online. A total of 54% of social media users feel upset when no one 'liked or commented’ on a picture they posted and nearly half were jealous when they saw a friend had more likes than they did. RELATED: Did social media actually counter election misinformation?