Category Archives: Internet

5 Days of Get Your Teenager Talking- DAY 2

Each day in my blog this week I’m giving you a little somethin’ you can use to provoke meaningful conversations with young people. (Click here for yesterday’s.) My brand new book, Get Your Teenager Talking has 180 conversation springboards that “get … Continue reading

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Keeping Social Media Safe

“Should I allow my 13-year-old to use Twitter?” It happens after every parent workshop I teach. Parents line up with specific questions. “Is Instagram bad? “Should I be worried if I found my teenager using Omegle?” “All my daughter’s friends … Continue reading

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Young People and Selfies

Smile! “Aren’t we cute?” Within seconds the selfie pic is posted to Instagram, and Tweeted to her 326 followers. Just another emblematic snapshot from the life of today’s teen. Five years ago we didn’t even know the word “selfie.” Fast … Continue reading

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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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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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Rebecca Black’s Saturday

Perhaps you finally purged Rebecca Black’s autotuned 2011 music video, Friday, from your memory. Sadly, the autotuning is back, because last weekend the now 16-year-old Black released her new music video apply titled Saturday, where she joins with YouTube personality … Continue reading

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First Two Winners

Last week I let you all in on a little contest we’re having this month where I reward you for connecting with me on my Facebook page (you can read all about how to win HERE). Well, last week I … Continue reading

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November Give-aways

It’s this simple: connect with me on Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win one of 10 different prizes I’m giving away in November (like the new Man of Steel on Blu-ray/DVD). Why now? After hiding for years, I just … Continue reading

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Young People and Binge TV

“34% of Millennials watch mostly online video/no broadcast TV.” That’s what the headline says, and I’m inclined to believe it. Think about it. College kids, in dorms… how many of them have DirectTV? Not many. My son and daughter (both … Continue reading

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