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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

12shares 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

18shares 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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How to Solve the Problem of Student Online Relationships

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When I first studied the data on Generation Z and their habits, I was surprised to see that teen sex has decreased over the last ten years. In fact, fewer teens are engaging in sexual activity than teens in my generation back in the 1970s. When I paused to…

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This Breaking News Can Mean Only One Thing: The New Era of Video Games is Here

24shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  Imagine with me an America that is slightly different than the one we know today. In every neighborhood of major cities across America, you find small internet cafes that offer top of the line…

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The Unintended Consequences of Academic Pressure

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I don’t have to tell you that the pressure to “make the grade” is greater in our society today than it’s ever been. For some strange reason, American adults have chosen to give one, single evaluation to our students of their worth…and it’s an academic report card. In our…

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