Category Archives: Youth Culture

Refreshingly brutal advice to young guys

Back then it was difficult to measure up at school. You had to wear the right clothes, say the right things and blend in. I wore high socks with yellow and blue stripes at the top, an O.P. shirt and my Member’s Only jacket when it was brisk. I couldn’t afford Vuarnet’s, but I had some knockoff Ray-Bans. (Risky Business came out in August 1983… Ray-Bans were the rage!) Continue Reading

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Lil Dicky gets a lil raunchy (and how parents should respond)

I’m talking about the brand new racy music video from Lil Dicky, Freaky Friday, where Lil Dicky wakes up as Chris Brown and Chris Brown as Lil Dicky. The music video is creative, kids think it’s hilarious, and it’s full of sexual references and imagery. Continue Reading

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7 Facts Undercover Adults Discovered about Teenagers Today

I love it when research discovers something we’ve been telling parents for years. And for the last few weeks A& E show Undercover High has been revealing an eye-opening peek to many parents about the reality of what’s truly going … Continue Reading

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Gunning Your Kids Down

How would you respond if you were walking through the grocery store and someone pulled your kids aside and told them, “F*ck with me and I’ll call up an Uzi and make that thing go grrra-ta-ta-ta …” Continue Reading

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Where to Get Practical Parenting Help

I always write these articles based on the biggest questions I’m hearing from parents I encounter in daily life and at my parent workshops… Continue Reading

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The math behind 300 one night stands

Anyone else find it a little surprising in today’s climate that multiple songs like this in the top of the charts are admitting to treating women like this? Continue Reading

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voices unheard

How can an entire campus know that there is going to be a fight after school—and adults actually warned about it—and yet a kid gets chased by a mob and beat to the ground until literally hospitalized, while campus security toss a football back and forth? Continue Reading

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Mom, Is Justin Bieber a Christian?

Imagine God’s confusion when he looks at our lives at times. Continue Reading

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Most Popular Posts of 2017

I can’t always predict which of my articles will resonate with you all as readers—some of these caught me by surprise. Continue Reading

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The Top 10 Apps of 2017

No, Snapchat wasn’t actually No. 1 like last year, but Bitmoji was, which is owned by Snap (nice purchase!), slipping Snapchat into No. 2 (I guess consumer missed the memo that Snapchat was having a rough year). And no… Pokemon Go didn’t make the list this year. (Pokemon who?) Continue Reading

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