Should I Just Smash My Kid’s Phone?

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it. I finish teaching a parent workshop or answering a parent’s question about social media, and the parent will just shake their head and ask, “Wouldn’t it just be easier if I just smashed my kid’s phone!” I think most parents of teenagers have felt this [Read More...]

The Disadvantages of Having Wealthy Parents

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Do wealthy kids whose parents pay for their college have an advantage? Most people would think so, but if Mommy and Daddy pay for everything… it might just be a disadvantage. American Sociological review just published a study revealing “the more money parents provide for higher education, the lower the grades their children earn.” The [Read More...]

Just Say… Yes

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I’ve never met an empty-nester who reflected back on his or her life and concluded, “I think I spent too much time with my kids!” It’s never happened. I don’t think these parents exist. My daughter Ashley came up to me 90 minutes ago and asked me, “Dad, can we hang out?” Ashley is 15-years-old [Read More...]

Top 10 Music Videos

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Have you looked at the top 10 music videos recently? In this post, Jonathan takes a peek at the current iTunes Top 10 music videos… and you might be surprised what lyrics and visuals are only a click away via the smartphone in our kids’ pockets. [Read more...]

The Harlem Shake

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You might have seen it on the Today Show, or Dr. Oz… or if you are a parent of a teenager, you might have caught them watching it on YouTube. It’s not one video, it’s a viral craze that everyone wants a piece of. Right now you can find literally thousands upon thousands of versions [Read More...]

10 Most Disliked Athletes

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Who is your favorite Athlete? Scratch that. Who is your least favorite athlete? Sounds like a funny question, but Forbes actually just released a list they compiled of the 10 athletes least liked by Americans! And Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o are at the top of the list. Lance lost all respect when he finally [Read More...]

The Super Bowl Craze

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It’s not Christmas, New Years Eve, or July 4th… it’s a different holiday of sorts here in America; I’m talking about Super Bowl Sunday. It doesn’t really matter if you’re a football fan or not, something about the Super Bowl draws viewers to gather together and watch the big game. Sure, a few skeptics wave [Read More...]

Teenager Drugs Parents to Sneak Internet Access

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I know that teenagers sometimes don’t like their parents’ rules. Sometimes they even will sneak to disobey. The question is… how far will teenagers go to get their way? According to a recent ABC News report, a California teenager was so unhappy with her parent’s guidelines, she decided to drug their milkshakes to put them [Read More...]


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