Are You A Duck?
Are You A Duck?
By SGS Ambassador: Abbie Mueller (Student Writer)
It is a quiet, pretty fall day, and there is a beautiful duck with a bright green head and striped neck quietly gliding across the water. He is so graceful that the surface of the pond barely ripples as he floats along, peaceful with his head held high. Underneath the water though is his secret. His yellow webbed feet are paddling as hard as he possibly can! He struggles to move himself forward and stay afloat, all of his work below the surface hidden from people who admire his silent, perfect, morning swim...
This article will cover:
Instagram feeds aren't real life.
Comparison and stress
Unrealistic standards and low self-image
Scary stats for suicide rates, anxiety, and depression in high-performing college students - Cornell University, Penn State University, Tulane University, and Stanford University.
Discovering your JOMO
If you’ve attended one of our Smart Girl workshops or talks, you’ll know we often discuss. Today, we’re going to dive into FOMO’s better side - the Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO).
How To Dump Toxic Friends
Last week on the blog, we discussed seven ways smart girls identify toxic friends. We delved into relationships and uncovered the signs of a negative friendship ranging from those who are threatened by your successes to those who are no longer fun to be around. It’s entirely possible that throughout that process, a certain “friend” came to mind. That means you’re a smart girl who identified a toxic person in your life. Although it may not feel great, it’s an important step to embrace.
How To Identify Toxic Friends
Friendships can be tricky to navigate, especially in middle school, high school, and even college. Friends fight and go through difficult times. Friendship is a two way thing, and every relationship faces its challenges, but it is important to know when a friendship may have run its course. Knowing how to identify toxic friends can help save you from stress and heartache.
A deeper dive into the positive effects of social networking
While it can be scary for parents to read blogs about sextortion, sexting, and cyberbullying, the internet can also have positive effects of social networking on young adults. Technology is a wonderful tool that we can use to further education, entertain ourselves, and connect with people we wouldn’t normally be able to connect with. It’s all true!
Spring Cleaning Your Self-Confidence
It can happen to the best of us, parents or teens, feeling a little down and maybe some negative self-talk is running on a loop in your mind. Maybe you’ve been getting bullied at school or at your job. It’s easy to get caught up in this loop and before you know it, your confidence is shot.
What Is “Smart Digital Branding” For Grade Schoolers, Middle Schoolers, & High Schoolers
Everything that you do online, post on social media networks, comment on when it comes to others’ posts, or share online all adds into your personal Digital Brand. If you have a device that is connected to the internet, you HAVE a personal, digital brand. For businesses, digital branding consists of building a brand story; using creativity in digital media and marketing; and creating digital relationships. But what does this mean for individuals? Basically, a personal brand says who you are, what you are known for, or should be known for, and what you have to offer the world at large.
The Secret Language Of Teens & Tweens : Part 1
With so many outlets for messaging and social media, young adults are able to hide more of their personal lives from the adults who care about them than ever before. As a parent or educator, you must keep up on social media trends and what the students in your lives are doing online or on their devices.
What Is Digital Dating Abuse? - Part 2
Last week, we looked at the description of what Digital Dating Abuse is and what it can look like. This week, we’re looking at solutions and prevention of Digital Dating Abuse.
What Is Digital Dating Abuse? - Part 1
What is Digital Dating Abuse? What can teens do if they feel they’re in this sort of abusive relationship? And what can parents and educators do if they feel like the teen in their life is being abused in this way?