Category Archives: Discussion Ideas

Engaging Young People with Stranger Things

Did you know that we have free discussion starters for EVERY episode of Stranger Things on our TheSource4Parents.com Netflix discussions page? (Did you even know we had a free Netflix Discussions page?) Continue Reading

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Does Sexy Music Really Affect Me?

In 2015 researchers from the University of Central Florida tackled a project examining the relationship between sexual content in music lyrics and music videos, and the sexual behaviors of young people. They discovered: “Exposure to music containing sexual content is associated with engagement in risky sexual behaviors.” Continue Reading

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Back to School Conversations

If you want to see the kids’ perspective on what this parental “checking in” feels like, just watch the first few episodes of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. The parents weren’t bad, but they weren’t asking the right questions. So what are the right questions? Continue Reading

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Talking with our kids about Katy Perry

Will teen and tween girls be confused with the mixed messages? On one hand Katy is “open 24” and “spread like a buffet”, while in the song Power, she is a “goddess” demanding respect, telling him you “can’t wield my flowers.” Continue Reading

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Why 13 Reasons Why

The show, rated TV-MA, shows very mature content including suicide, rape, sexual situations and foul language. Some experts are concerned the show glamorizes suicide. Others say it’s providing a great opportunity to talk with young people about suicide risk, self-esteem, social media and bullying. Who’s right? Continue Reading

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Social media making kids less “social”

My friend Ryan brought this YouTube video to my attention… a creative insight into how social media is making us less “social.” It’s super short, incredibly insightful… and guarantied to provoke conversation. Continue Reading

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Engaging kids in conversations about “Stranger Things”

No, we don’t expect moms and dads to sit their kids down and teach them a lesson. Far from it. What we hope to provide parents with is a loose guide towards meaningful dialogue including sample questions they might ask. Continue Reading

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Terry Crews’ Porn Addiction

Actor Terry Crews took a bold step this month, going public about his past addiction to porn. Many know Crews from his acting in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine or even his voice work in the Veggie Tales Celery Night Fever … Continue Reading

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Fun Resources for the BIG GAME

It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means our annual BIG GAME Quiz! For those of you have been following TheSource4YM.com for the past few years, you probably look forward to the fun little FREE resource we provide every year … Continue Reading

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3 Steps Preventing Bullying and Gossip

MOVING TEENS FROM COMPASSION TO ACTION- WITH A YOUTUBE VIDEO AND SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE! “Lord, will you please help all the kids who are bullied around the world.” That was my nephew’s prayer. A few years ago … Continue Reading

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