Submitted Fri, 07/19/2013 - 6:21am by BossFrog

A study found that teens who are friends with their parents on social media feel more connected to them in real life.  What’s more, teens that interact with their family members on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram tend to be kinder, more generous and more helpful.  Experts say that parents can get a glimpse into their teens’ lives by following them on social media, which can help them better understand what their kids are going through.  Then again, be warned that there’s such a thing as too much parental interaction online.  While moderate social networking between parents and teens can help them bond, posting embarrassing childhood photos will likely have the opposite effect.