Social Media Toolkit
Building Healthy Relationships
Safe, stable, and secure relationship 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
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:
- 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:
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:
- 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:
- 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:
- 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 right now. But you're not alone! To talk to someone, contact your local FAYS (Family and Youth Success) program:
- 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 this video:
If you use the sample posts provided on this page, the links will usually auto-populate imagery and text. Consider breaking up text into multiple lines for visual appeal. Examples:
- PEI Family and Youth Success Program (FAYS)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essentials for Childhood
- Texas Youth Helpline
- National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
- COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Young Hearts Matter Statewide Campaign and Toolkit
- Center for Violence Prevention Healthy Relationship Text Campaign
- No More Campaign