Keeping Instagram Safe

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Should I let my daughter have Instagram? I’m asked that question frequently at my parenting workshops, and it’s no wonder. Almost every teen and tween has the photo-sharing app. If your kid doesn’t… their best friend does. Instagram was the fastest growing smartphone app of 2013’s top 10 Smartphone apps (Nielsen data), growing 66% last [Read More...]

Spying on Your Teenagers

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It’s interesting to observe how different parents feel about ‘spying’ on their kids. In my parenting workshops across the country I always receive at least one question that sounds something like this: “Is it okay for me to have my kids’ passwords and see what they’re doing on social media?” If you asked teenagers, you [Read More...]

Learning from the Beyonce Super Bowl

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Young people across the world listened to her music on their phones, they watched her videos on YouTube, and then she performed at the Super Bowl halftime show… and their parents freaked out! When Beyonce began thrusting her hips at the Super Bowl halftime show last February, parents all over America began scurrying their kids [Read More...]

The Songs In Your Kid’s Headphones

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Do you know what the number one song on the charts is right now? Do you know what kids are gleaning from this song? I always find it fascinating to discover what young people are listening to in their headphones. Sadly, most parents who interact with their kids about their music only ask, “That’s song’s [Read More...]

3 Tips To Get Your Teenagers Talking

Here’s a brand new little YouTube clip where I provide adults with 3 simple tools to “Get Your Teenagers Talking.” (click here if you don’t see the embedded clip) [Read more...]

Messy Morality from Disney’s Frozen

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A cuddly reindeer, a cute little snowman… and “no right, no wrong” morality. That’s the package our kids will receive if they see Disney’s fun new animated film, Frozen. As much as we’d love to feel free to let our kids loose to watch “family films” at their leisure, we might want to think twice [Read More...]

Top 20 “Celebs Gone Good”

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Who are the role models young people look up to today? Which celebrities are perceived as “do-gooders”? DoSomething.org works with young people around the US providing service opportunities and ways to get involved. They constantly poll their masses of young people asking them which pop stars they look up to and compile an annual list [Read More...]

Phil Robertson and the Freedom of Speech Lie

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Here are some examples of modern day freedom of speech, acceptable and unacceptable. ACCEPTABLE: Degrading Women Lil Wayne’s song “Bitches Love Me” These hoes got p**sies like craters Can’t treat these hoes like ladies, man! P**sy, money, weed, codeine She say my d**k feel like morphine I hope my name taste like sardines to these [Read More...]


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