Category Archives: Entertainment Media

52 Ways to Connect

The book, the workshop… it’s happening. Last night I taught my brand new parent workshop, Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid, for the second time. I’m excited with the feedback I’m hearing so far! And speaking of feedback… My publisher … Continue reading

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Netflix Binging

And how we can use Netflix to connect with our kids It’s funny how the proliferation of mobile devices is actually changing the way young people watch entertainment. One of the biggest changes is video streaming. Think about it. At … Continue reading

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Helping Today’s Parents

My 3 Favorite Places to Get Real-World Help for Parents Parenting was difficult for my parents, and I wasn’t even begging them for a Smartphone! Now add technology into the mix… how are today’s parents even supposed to handle the … Continue reading

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Today’s Teens Compared to Yesterday’s Teens

Would you guess today’s young people are drinking more or less alcohol than you when you were a teenager? What about drugs? More or less? Sex? Smoking? Last week Vox.com released an article with a title saying, “Today’s teens have … Continue reading

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Top Tunes of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, it’s always intriguing to look back at what young people were listening to. Many of you may remember exactly how much young people value music from our recent Youth Culture Window article about entertainment … Continue reading

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Top TV in 2015

What are the top shows Americans are watching in 2015? Nielsen just cranked out the results. But note that I said, “Americans” …not American teens or American families. That’s a huge difference, simply because Grandpa watches a whole lot more … Continue reading

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Teen Media Consumption 2015

How many hours per day do your kids digest entertainment media and technology? Think about it for a moment. If you add up all the screen time, music, social media, video games, TV, mobile video… all of it! How many … Continue reading

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Moving Kids from Tech-dependent to Tech-enabled

Does the smartphone help communication… or hinder it? That one of the questions I ask when I’m teaching young people to be smarter than their smartphones. “Think about it,” I suggest. “How many times are you sitting in a circle … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Keeping Connected with Your Kids… without Becoming That Creepy Parent

A brand new study asking U.S. teens and their parents about their social media and mobile app use revealed some intriguing insights, not only about teen’s attitudes about tech, but about how connected… er… disconnected parents really are from their … Continue reading

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MTV Helps Kids Make Sense of the World?

“No art form in the world captures moments like this more powerfully than music. Music helps us make sense of the world. A song can elevate a movement.” -Jussie Smollett of Fox’s Empire, in his speech at the MTV VMA’s, … Continue reading

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