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The Latest Research on the Mental Effects of Social Media Usage

26shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I have a deal to make with you. If you’ll read the research below on what screen time is doing to teenagers in America, and you feel it might be helpful for your young people to know about this research—print this article, grab a latte together and talk it…

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Survey Results: Today’s Students Are Skipping College

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ll never forget reading the statistic, “90 percent of millennials who graduate from high school attend college within eight years.” That was the highest number on record and would have tilted the workforce in both positive and negative ways. (Very good to have so many college-educated professionals. Not so…

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Six Ways to Separate Your Kids from Their Phones

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Do you remember what life was like before we had smartphones? How about life before cell phones? I do. And while I love my iPhone today, sometimes I miss the days when we weren’t tethered to our portable devices. The New York Times recently ran an article that caught…

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Is it OK for Boomerang Kids to Move Back Home?

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I frequently have parents ask me if it’s wrong to allow young adult children to move back home with them after they have moved out or following graduation from college. In some countries around the world it is perfectly normal. In others, it is a sign of unreadiness and…

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The Importance of Reducing Moral Hazards with Students

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last year, two educators shared a similar story with me about students who learned how to work the “school system.” Each of the students purposely did poorly on their exams at the beginning of the school year. They answered questions almost randomly. By midterm, they put more thought into…

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The Importance of Radical Independence

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This week, Americans celebrate our anniversary as a nation. But did you know that when the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. Although some politicians advocated independence from England—the average American,…

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The Negative Impact of Social Media on a Teen’s Self-Esteem

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn While social media platforms have had a positive effect on some kids’ self-esteem, (including those who become YouTube famous), it has had a negative effect on the majority of them. Sooner or later, each young person observes posts that: Make them feel worse about themselves. (Cyber-bullying) Cause them to…

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One Decision We Can’t Afford to Make with Our Kids

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn We all remember the story. It was Valentine’s Day in 2018. The tragic and awful school shooting that happened last year in Parkland, Florida. In all, 17 people died on campus that day, including students, staff and faculty at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. One story within this unfolding…

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What Emotion-Reading Technology Means for Us

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You may not believe this—but word just got out that Amazon.com Inc. is working on a smart device that can read human emotions. That’s right. This is not science fiction. In fact, the technology may be able to discern your emotional or personal needs before you do. An example…

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