Monthly Archives: January 2014

Selfie

Dove does it again, delivering another eye-opening piece about women’s self image, and providing a great opportunity to talk with our young girls about their insecurities (prompting me to write this discussion you can use with their video, with small … Continue Reading

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Super Bowl Quiz

It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means two resources you’ll be seeing from us this week: Our annual BIG GAME Quiz, and a special Youth Culture Window article (posting mid-week) about what to expect from the halftime show. For … Continue Reading

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The Seahawks… and Jesus?

When you think of the Seattle Seahawks, maybe “Jesus” isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind, but you might be surprised how many of the team’s roster are followers of Christ… even their quarterback, Russell Wilson. If you … Continue Reading

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Get Your Teenagers Talking

Here’s a brand new YouTube video of me providing adults with 3 simple ideas to “Get Your Teenagers Talking” (click here if you don’t see the embedded video)

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Smartphones for Kids?

“Do you know where your children are?” If you’re my age, you probably remember that catchy slogan from the 80’s. I don’t think I’ve heard that question in over a decade. Probably because parents have access to handy little GPS … Continue Reading

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Searching for Sex Answers

Google has become the number one place young people go for answers to their questions about sex. Why? Two glaring reasons. It’s embarrassing. Who wants to ask Mom or Dad what they heard in the locker room that day, “What … Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday… Here’s Your Boob Job

In a world where our young girls seem to struggle with self-image more than ever before, what is the greatest thing we can do to boost their confidence? How about the gift of cosmetic surgery for their 18th birthday? “Happy … Continue Reading

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On the Road Again

It’s 2014 and we’re already in full sprint. This week I’m already on a plane and heading across the U.S. to speak to kids and teach a parent workshop in Florida. Check out these cities I’m going to in the … Continue Reading

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Craving Face to Face

“My kid spends way too much time staring at her phone!” It’s the number one complaint I hear from moms and dads at my parent workshops across North America—kids spending too much time glued to technology. So whose fault is … Continue Reading

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