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The fun thing (“fun thing”) about raising a teenager right now is, well, everything related to social media. We have to help them navigate a medium that didn’t exist when we were their age, keep them from posting anything their 30-year-old self will regret, and stay safe from potential predators—even though they know way more about this stuff than we do.

Which is why, as this mom discovered, you may one day wake up to discover that for as much as you’ve tried to pay attention, you must have missed something because suddenly your teenager is a famous TikToker with fans around the world.

However, while one teen may be seeking fame, another may be feeling totally self-conscious about their ever-changing body.