S3 EP4 Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Featuring DR. Lori Fishman, Clinical Psychologist, Teen Therapist and Parent Consultant
We all know it-- it's a love/hate relationship that we have with social media. Most of us adults don't get it and don't know how to process it, but also understand it is the new normal for our kids' generation. There are silver linings to using social media, along with numerous pitfalls. Cue in Dr. Lori Fishman, a renowned clinical psychologist who specializes in working with parents, teens and young adults on obesity, body image and anxiety issues, which are all situations that can be exacerbated by social media. In this episode, we discuss the positive aspects of using social media, as well as some of the negative effects we all need to be sensitive to and address with ourselves and our kids. From oversharing, over usage, comparisons, placing unwanted pressures on each other, and those dreaded feelings of exclusion and rejection, Lori gives us great advice on how we adapt our lens , as well as how we approach our kids when social media becomes harmful to their well being.