Category Archives: teen media issues

Three Ways to Help Your Teen Manage Digital Dating Boundaries

Remember back when you were dating as a teenager, and you wondered why your girlfriend or boyfriend hadn’t responded to your text within thirty minutes?  So frustrating, wasn’t it?!  It’s like, “What’s the problem?  Did I do something wrong?  Is … Continue reading

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To Snoop or Not To Snoop

So, you’re already very aware of how important it is to oversee and guide your teen’s digital world – especially regarding his or her smart phone. What you want to know is: how far should you go with monitoring activity? Do you stick with simply asking questions and discussing? Do you periodically look through your teen’s phone for yourself? Do you look several times a week? Do you inform your teen their smart phone is “open” to your inspection, or do you do it without their awareness? In this video post, I offer guidance to help you make these decisions well. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Guide Your Teen’s Social Media Life

The way we use social media makes a direct impact on our mental and spiritual well-being. Here are some ways to help our teens do their best. Continue reading

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Six Simple Adjustments That Will Revolutionize Your Family Life

  1. Put phones away during mealtime. Before you roll your eyes and say you’ve heard that one plenty of times already, ask yourself this: “Have we actually tried this in our home? Consistently?”  You have no idea how much … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Lead Your Teen Toward Healthy Friendships

Here are five simple tips for helping guide your teens in building healthy friendships. Continue reading

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Summer at its Best: Camps

Summer camp was one of the most wonderful threads woven throughout the fabric of my childhood.  For years, my sisters and I would head off to “church” camp for a week of tech-free bonding with old and new friends, countless … Continue reading

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Just a second…

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who feels frustrated at so frequently hearing, “Just a second…” in response to an instruction to turn off the digital device and come to the table, get in the car, get out of … Continue reading

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Selfie Reflection

Some of you saw my recent WAFB interview on “The Dangers of Selfies.”  How could any of us have predicted that only days afterward, a young woman in North Carolina would actually die while taking selfies and posting to Facebook … Continue reading

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Me, My Selfie, and I

Here is my latest interview on WAFB.  I will follow this up with a written post this week. On mobile devices, click on this first link. WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

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Disaster Overload Via News

Thanks so much to WAFB for continuing to offer helpful, encouraging pieces on their news broadcast!  Click here to watch my recent interview explaining how parents can effectively help our children cope with the media coverage of crisis and disaster. … Continue reading

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