Category Archives: Youth Culture

The Sex Talk Your Kids Hear Every Day

Your kids hear sex talks every day. The question is, are you the one giving the talk? It happens every time I bring up the subject of sex around parents. Parents always say, “Oh, I had that talk with Taylor … Continue reading

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Sex and Valentines Day

Valentines Day is rapidly approaching, romance is in the air, and there’s no better time to talk with today’s young people about sexual intimacy, specifically the “sexpectations” that many young people face around this holiday. Don’t worry, we’ve got some … Continue reading

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Honestly

Honestly, if I were to choose the word for the year 2015, it would be “honestly.” Young people can’t answer a question without using the word. Continue reading

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Teens’ Advice for Parents

“Don’t yell as much.” “Don’t stress over the little things.” “Let me learn from my mistakes.” From the mouths of babes. I love hearing the teen perspective on parenting. And that’s exactly what Elise just received in 20/20. Elise is … 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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The Gospel According to The Walking Dead

America popped popcorn and settled into their couches Sunday night to watch one of their favorite TV shows… a cable show, no doubt… The Walking Dead. The show drew even more viewers than Sunday Night Football. I was in SoCal … 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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9 selfies per week

She holds her phone up at a high angle and strikes a sexy pose. “Click.” She inspects the picture. “Nope. Too much arm fat.” She tries again. After four or five tries she captures the image she wants. Now to … 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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Miley’s VMA Reprise

This coming Sunday night MTV will be exhausting all means necessary to garner one thing: ratings. MTV has a history of stooping to new lows for ratings for their Video Music Awards show. This year’s new low will be Miley … Continue reading

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