Can social media be a substitute for therapy?

With social media therapists and mental health gurus at almost every parent’s fingertips online, many are finding it easier to access solutions to their everyday parenting challenges. They often subscribe to newsletters and engage in recent posts related to parenting tips, many times sharing how it directly relates to their current situation within the home.

But can that be enough?

Is a quick reel on why gentle parenting can help your child’s development or a carousel post on ways to respond to your child when they whine a proper substitute for a real-life conversation with a professional? Let’s dive into both sides and see what we land on.