Category Archives: Parenting

Bonding or Boundaries PART 2- Contest Winners

Last week I wrote a post discussing the two vital ingredients in parenting: bonding and boundaries. Bonding is the side with nurturing and play, where boundaries is structure and discipline. In many parent child relationships, parents seems to sway toward … Continue reading

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Bonding or Boundaries

Parenting is hard! (WINNERS TO CONTEST POSTED BELOW) I study and write about youth culture and parenting almost every day. It seems so nice and simple when I’m reading articles and typing words on the screen… then my 16-year-old gets … Continue reading

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5 Days of Get Your Teenager Talking- DAY 4

Each day in my blog this week I’m going to give you a little somethin’ you can use to provoke meaningful conversations with young people. (Click here for Monday’s, Tuesday’s, or Wednesday’s.) My brand new book, Get Your Teenager Talking has … Continue reading

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5 Days of Get Your Teenager Talking- DAY 3

Whenever I bring up the events at Columbine, young people become immediately engaged. Each day in my blog this week I’ve been giving you a little somethin’ you can use to provoke meaningful conversations with young people. (Already posted two- … Continue reading

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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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5 Days of Get Your Teenager Talking- DAY 1

Each day in my blog this week I’m going to give you a little somethin’ you can use to provoke meaningful conversations with young people. My brand new book, Get Your Teenager Talking has 180 conversation springboards that “get teenagers talking”… … 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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American Idol’s Spiritual Advisor

American Idol is still captivating American audiences, and this season the show has brought a new adviser backstage to act as a “life coach” for the young Idol hopefuls… a Christian counselor who has been helping NASCAR drivers since 1999. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Surprise from the Super Bowl

Boring, depressing, a complete blowout… call it what you want, but Sunday’s Super Bowl game was the most-watched television show in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million people on average. That’s a lot of people watching the competition between the top … 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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