Does a teen patient have a social media addiction?

social media addiction ThrivingWhat should parents do if their child seems to be developing a social media addiction? On our sister blog Thriving, Michael Rich, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Mediatrician, responds to a worried parent’s question about his daughter’s super-strong attachment to Instagram and SnapChat.

“This sounds like a difficult situation,” he notes, “one that many parents of teens face. Your daughter may have replaced the face-to-face socializing that happens so easily at school with socializing with her friends, now scattered by summer, through her phone.”

Read the whole of Rich’s advice on Thriving.

 

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