Just last week, I taught a parenting class on Raising Girls. As is typically the case now, many of the questions at the end of the class were about social media. Social Media has become many teen, tween, and even younger girls’ primary method of communication—with girls and other boys. One girl recently said that snapchat has become the more casual way to approach someone. She literally said that texting was too intimate. Wow. The world has changed drastically from when a boy had to call and ask a girl’s parent if he could speak to their daughter. It has changed…and continues to daily. And, as we say in almost every Technology Tuesday, we need to keep up. They need us to keep up.
Today, Instagram is the social media app that I hear most girls talking about in my office. When they do, however, they use words, phrases and initials I often don’t understand. In this article, Rachel Simmons, takes us through many of those phrases and decodes the Instagram language of girls. TBH—we think this article will help you communicate better with your tween or teenage (or younger) girl. (Plus, you’ll have to read it to find out what TBH means!)