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...]

From the Mouths of Babes

“I don’t listen to the lyrics.” It’s the number one excuse I’ve heard from teenagers when an adult questions them about the foul music they’re putting in their ears. Two film makers decided to put that one to the test, filming little kids parroting the language of songs they are familiar with. [Read more...]

Building Our Daughter’s Self-esteem

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“You’re beautiful.” It’s something most parents say to their daughters. Sounds harmless… right? But those words have ramifications many parents don’t even think about. Does your daughter believe she’s beautiful? Sadly, in a world bombarded with unattainable images of what beauty should be, I don’t know many teen girls who truly think they’re beautiful. Why [Read More...]

But Mom, It’s Clean

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“Mom, can I download this song?” How do you answer this question? Better yet, how do we teach our kids to make good media decisions with the movies, songs and TV shows they absorb? The key is in one word… [Read more...]

Provoking Conversations with Teenagers

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Provoking teenagers probably isn’t on your to-do list today, but if you’re a parent of a teen, then you would probably give your left arm for a recipe to provoke meaningful conversations with your son or daughter. Here’s a peek at what this actually looks like… [Read more...]


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