A few days ago the mom of a 15-year-old called to say this -
"He follows you on Instagram and says he would like to speak to you."
I have always struggled with Instagram.
I have always felt too old for the platform and not 'cool' enough when I am there.
I am confused about the code of conduct there. And I keep asking my daughter questions like -
"They have tagged me - now what do I do?"
"What is a repost? How does this work?"
And I then give in to her patient hand holding.
So when I hear that teenagers and young adults (who are not parents) are reading my posts on Instagram - I am over the moon with joy.
This is the third such call that I have received in the past month.
And I have had some amazing conversations with the kids who have reached out to me.
I can't call these conversations counselling sessions.
I think they are more like intense chats on topics that they can't talk to anyone else about.
I should probably call them mentoring sessions.
I enjoy them.
And I am looking forward to doing more.
My Instagram handle is @whatparentsask
Join me if you want to watch me bumble around there