Category Archives: Youth Culture

The CDC, teen risks, and who is vulnerable

Young people identifying as LGBTQ are far more likely to take risks and experience consequences than kids who identify as heterosexual. Again, this is no small percentage. For example Continue Reading

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Does Google and Apple care about your kids’ digital addiction?

Yes and finally yes? (It’s about time!) We’ve all heard stories of tech companies concocting evil plans to launch new gadgets and apps addicting children to their devices. Sound like a rumor? Sadly, these legends have proved to be true … Continue Reading

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Everything’s different in just 5 years

A few months ago I was eating dinner with a couple who had been in youth ministry for several decades, took a 5 year break, and just began serving in youth ministry again this year. The husband leaned over to … Continue Reading

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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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