Social Media Toolkit
Building Healthy Relationships
Safe, stable, and secure relationships are an essential part of a healthy childhood. This social media toolkit can help your program to:
- Promote healthy relationships between children and their parents or the adults that care for them.
- Ensure parents/caregivers have the tools they need to have conversations with their children about healthy peer and dating relationships, concepts of bullying, bystander intervention.
- Share resources to support healthy relationships between parents/caregivers.
These messages and links can be used as is or they can be customized in any way that works best for your community by directing to your prevention program’s information.
Dates to Remember:
Sample Social Media Posts
Pick articles that reflect the age range and population you support or link to your own resources.
Hashtags: #TeenDatingViolence #TeenDVMonth #ViolencePrevention #TDVAM #HealthyRelationships #SafeDating #RespectWeek #LoveDay
Relationships Between Parents and Kids
- Parenting is a team effort to build healthy family relationships. Learn more at:
- It may not seem that long ago that you were dropping your child off for the first day of school. Now as a tween or teen parent, you face new challenges with kids finding their own voice and independence. Learn how to find the right balance at:
- You may remember how hard it was being a teenager, right? It's not easy to parent teens, either! The good news is there are things you can do as a parent to help teens adjust to their changing world and surging hormones. Learn more at:
- Are you a teen parent or a parent of a teen parent? You are not alone! Find teen parenting resources at:
- As your child reaches their tween and teenage years, you may start asking yourself why they are so moody or why they make the choices they do. The answer is that your child’s brain is still growing and is especially sensitive to experiences and interactions during this time. Learn more:
- It's natural for teens to be more impulsive because their brains are still developing. It's normal for your child to have mood swings as a teen and every parent goes through it. GetParentingTips.com has tips for dealing with tweens and teen emotions:
- It's hard to keep things stress-free as your tweens adjust to their changing world and hormones. At ages 9-12, tweens aren't children anymore, but they're not young adults either. Your kids may suddenly start to push against boundaries during their tween years. Learn how to stop rude tween behavior:
Tools to Talk to Teens
- Positive discipline is one aspect of positive parenting. It focuses on what you want your child to do rather than on telling him what he can't do.
GetParentingTips.com has some tips and tools to help you through difficult moments, which will help your child become more independent and able to control their behavior:
- As parents, we all want what's best for our kids. Helping them become responsible adults is one of our biggest challenges, yet can also be the most rewarding. Learn how to help your teen become an adult in this article:
- The emotional impacts of bullying and cyber bullying can last a lifetime. At least 40% of Texas kids who were bullied or cyber bullied have seriously considered suicide. Learn how to keep your kids safe online at:
- Many teens spend less time with their families than they did as younger children. Sometimes it may feel like your teen doesn’t need you anymore as they become more independent and think for themselves. Teens still need their parents' love and guidance, thought, and GetParentingTips.com has tips on how to better connect with your teen:
- As a parent, you may be focusing more on your kids right now, especially in these uncertain times, but remember to also make time to take care of yourself. Learn how at:
- Fathers play an important and unique role in the lives of children!
Learn how healthy father involvement will have long-term benefits for your child and family at GetParentingTips.com:
- Parenting can be stressful, especially lately, but you're not alone! To talk to someone, visit the Texas Parent Helpline:
- How to Manage Parenting Stress: A small business owner and full-time working mom of two children explains how she deals with the stress of everyday parenting struggles in these videos:
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- Get Parenting Tips - Get Help Now
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essentials for Childhood
- Texas Youth Helpline
- Texas Parent Helpline
- Texas 2-1-1
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
- Young Hearts Matter Statewide Campaign and Toolkit
- Center for Violence Prevention Healthy Relationship Text Campaign
- No More Campaign