The FOMO effect (Fear Of Missing Out) is defined as "the fear of missing something". And although it is a concept that has become relevant in recent years, it is nothing new. In the late 1990s, Dr. Dan Herman coined this term.
When they enter the stage of adolescence, there are many boys and girls who can become dramatic in situations that, for parents, do not have the same degree of importance. Thus, in day-to-day situations, they feel that the world is ending, or they live everything with great intensity.
Adolescence is a stage in which our children begin to go out more, fall in love, and even have a partner. Sometimes, unfortunately, these relationships are marked by a series of unhealthy patterns and behaviors, such as jealousy, possessiveness or control.
Butterflies in the stomach, singing all the time, showing a goofy smile, losing your appetite, crying for no reason... Does that ring a bell? These are some of the signs that could indicate that your teenager has fallen in love.
We adults live in a fast-paced world. The whirlwind of everyday life, the responsibilities and the unforeseen events that always arise end up engulfing us in a thunderous way, forcing us to activate the 'automatic pilot' from the moment we get up until we go to bed. And so, day after day we feel that time is slipping through our fingers without even being aware of it.
"Mom, don't kiss me!" "Don't hug me in public..." Do these phrases ring a bell? Has your teenager told you lately? And you think, how can it be that my son, who "two days" ago ate me with kisses, today does not want to receive a hug?
As we well know, adolescence is a complex stage where a feeling of loneliness can appear in our children; they may directly verbalize it, or they may not and we notice them strange, sad, distant... that they no longer want to do things with us, or that they lock themselves in their room all day.