Our Real Life Outside of Social Media

We live in a world that is dominated by social media. When you walk through towns, malls, parks, you’re likely to see people glued to their phones. They’ll be on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or WhatsApp. There are many advantages to social media but there are many disadvantages also. Social media helps us keep in touch with family and friends and it also paints a picture of perfect lives.

For parents of children with special needs social media can paint a very false picture. Which can lead to sadness, anxiety and depression. Pictures of perfect homes, perfect jobs, perfect partners, and perfect CHILDREN. We are quick to compare and trap ourselves in despair. No one posts sadness, meltdowns, and arguments. There is a false sense of what life is really like outside of social media.

We need constant reminding to seek a healthy balance of time spent on social media.

Do you limit your time? What is your overall opinion of social media (positive or negative or somewhere in between)?

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