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.
“Be Best” : Is It The Best Advice About Internet Safety?
**This blog post was written by our SGS Ambassador, Abbie Mueller (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** You may have heard in the news that First Lady Melania Trump recently gave a presentation where she announced her new program, “https://www.whitehouse.gov/bebest/” In her speech, she said that she wants to focus on three issues facing today’s children: drug addiction, mental health, and social media pressures. To work on the part of her program dealing with social media pressures, she plans to use guidelines called “Talking With Kids About Being Online.”
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**This blog post series (two parts) was written by our SGS Program Coordinator, Allie Swanson (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** Last week, we started an open letter to parents and discussed the qualities of a good nanny and some beginner tips. This week, we’re back to share some stories from the trenches and some additional points for parents to consider.
An Open Letter To Parents : From Your Nanny (Part 1)
**This blog post series (two parts) was written by our SGS Ambassador, Allie Swanson (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** We are sharing an open letter to parents from nannies who have been in the trenches with helpful advice and captivating examples. Stay tuned next week for Part 2!
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**This blog post was written by our SGS Ambassador, Abbie Mueller (and only slightly edited by our writing crew).** Research shows that teens definitely try to create an online “self” that will appeal to our friends, to adults, and to the people that matter to us.
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Fact Or Fake?
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