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By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Calming virtual space to explore feelings, relax.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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This combination digital journal, self-affirmation, calming oasis is certainly unique -- but can take getting used to and isn't going to feel right for everyone. #Selfcare succeeds in creating a soothing environment and in combining a variety of ways for teens to connect. And it might be especially unseful for kids who don't have a space all their own. The messages, activities, and overall feel of the app are gentle, kind, and compassionate. Some teens may find the opportunities for self-reflection therapeutic, or the calming exercises beneficial. Others may find that the app doesn't resonate with them. And, some teens may feel just fine with delving into these personal topics through a screen and interacting through artificial intelligence, whereas others will not. Similarly, some of the activities, such as journaling, work just fine in an app. Others, such as petting a cat to hear its purr, just doesn't feel the same on a screen -- nor does it likely have the same calming benefits. The bottom line is that #Selfcare does a nice job of creating a safe space for emotional exploration, but its digital setting, and its approach, may not appeal to all.

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