Category Archives: teen media issues

Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 3

Now that we have covered some overall dynamics and guidelines regarding parenting your teens in relation to their digital world, let’s take a quick look at some of the major players in the social media app world today: As of … Continue reading

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Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 2

So, picking up where we left off last week… What specific guidelines should we use with preteens and young teens? Utilize parental device checks as needed.  While this does not mean constantly confiscating phones or other devices, it does mean … Continue reading

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Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 1

In a WHAT kind of world?  Technology has now become a primary medium for the social dynamics of adolescence from middle school through college and beyond.  Parents MUST understand that digital social media is more than just an important area … Continue reading

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Four Simple Steps to Homework Peace

Frustrated with the tension at home with your kids and homework?  Here are four simple steps to help increase the peace, along with your child’s or teen’s personal responsibility and growth: 1.  Insist on a homework area that invites success.  … Continue reading

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Just wanted to be sure you are aware I am now posting video messages regularly.  I will generally be broadcasting them live from my Facebook professional page, then adding them to my YouTube channel, and to my Video page here … Continue reading

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6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make With Teens & Tech

One of the most fundamental changes in parenting teens in our times is the lightning speed with which new technologies are embraced into and throughout their world.  We are still working on how to handle emerging digital technologies and the … Continue reading

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7 Rules for Early Adolescent Digital Devices

      My family has officially reached that time where we have made the decision for our young adolescent son to have his own smartphone (after having his own tablet for gaming/YouTube only for a year or two).  For … Continue reading

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Six Great Parenting Opportunities of Pokemon GO

    I’m not sure there has yet been an app that has so immediately caused such a cultural impact as Pokemon GO.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably think I’m kidding or exaggerating.  I’m not.  This … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Bring Me to Your Church, School, or Organization to Speak

Whatever your reasons, I know you are already considering seeking some kind of guidance or encouragement from me – you’re reading my blog post. So, I think it’s safe to assume you (and probably several others you know) could use some inspiration and direction. Given that, here are five reasons to consider bringing me to speak to you and your people in your church, school, or other organizational community. Continue reading

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The Wonder Years: Putting My Dissertation Research Into Practice

When I decided to pursue my Doctorate back in the day, I was eager to study the dynamics of family life and entertainment media.  At the time, television was still king, so to speak.  Smart phones and tablets had not … Continue reading

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