Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Big Game QUIZ

It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means our annual free BIG GAME Quiz! For those of you have been following for the past few years, you probably look forward to the fun little FREE resource we provide every … Continue Reading

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Social Media Keeping Teens Awake

The phone has become the biggest culprit keeping young people up at night, and an increasing amount of research shows this is affecting their performance at school. What’s the answer? Continue Reading

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Is college for me?

a person with a bachelors degree made an average of $1,980 more per month than the someone with just a high school diploma Continue Reading

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Where I Messed Up

So this prompted me to begin asking parents: “If you could go back in time and change one parenting practice, what would you change?” And that’s the question I’ve been asking people over the last year. Continue Reading

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If you’d like a sneak peek

I’m looking for about 30 parents and/or youth workers who would like to “test drive” this book-in-process with some teens and tweens Continue Reading

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Do you want a “Do Over?”

My publisher just emailed, and they’ve received my brand new book, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, fresh from the printer… and boxes are on their way to my house, Amazon, LifeWay… and all the other book stores. And you won’t believe what Amazon has it priced at… Continue Reading

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Mixed Feelings about Rowling’s Newest

The message was clear. You either are cool with witchcraft, or you’re Westboro Baptist.

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Ariana Grande upset about being objectified

I’m not in any way endorsing making objectifying comments to women. It’s never tolerable. I’m just arguing that this young man might have poor role models filling his ears most nights, singers whose smooth lyrics offer this kind of wisdom:

Feeling like I wanna rock with your body
And we don’t gotta think ’bout nothin’ Continue Reading

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The drawbacks of constant connectivity

Millennials don’t have the coping mechanisms to deal with stress, because when life is hard, they turn to their phone. Continue Reading

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