McNerney: It’s Official—Instagram is Bad for Teens

Most teens are social beings. We’ve known this for decades. It’s a part of our nature as humans. The social unit is very important for us. It’s used to be essential for our physical safety and ability to thrive. When we were more of a tribal species, we knew each person in our tribe, because our tribes were only about 35-50 members. This made it easy to know everything about each other and led to a shared workload and the ability to look out for each other.

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A High School Student’s Perspective of the Pandemic

This month, I have asked a local high school student, Logan Wagner, to share his perspective on what it was like to be a high school student this past year. In my opinion, it captures many of the ideas, issues, and challenges that our children have faced. As a parent, I hope it helps you understand your children as they are reintegrating into their worlds.

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