Social Media and Self-Doubt

How parents can help kids resist the pressure created by artfully curated social feeds Rae Jacobson “Look,” says Sasha, a 16-year-old junior in high school, scrolling slowly through her Instagram feed. “See: pretty coffee, pretty girl, cute cat, beach trip. It’s all like that. Everyone looks like they’re having the best day ever, all the time.” Magazines and advertising have …

The Distracted Mind

Neuroscientist Gazzaley and Psychologist Rosen Team Up to Explain Media Multitasking and Offer Practical Tips to Fight Distraction. Most of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask—read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Talk on the phone, send a text, drive a …