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The Normalization of Anxiety

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This may sound strange—but I love the fact that we’re talking about mental health issues today. While I hate that millions of teenage students struggle with such issues, at least we’re finally addressing them, rather than hiding from them, and beginning to take action against anxiety, panic attacks, depression,…

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Five Steps to Reverse a Sense of Entitlement

31shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I had the most intriguing experience on the road this year while speaking at a private, elite high school. The school was located in a wealthy suburb. I was astonished by the beautiful, expensive cars the students drove to school. Some who didn’t drive themselves took an Uber. Every…

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Six Steps to Move Students from Cynicism to Optimism

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn It was exactly 50 years ago that the Internet was born. In the fall of 1969, two letters were typed and transmitted online, forever altering the way knowledge, information, and communication happens among humans. On Oct. 29, 1969, Leonard Kleinrock, a professor of computer science at UCLA and his…

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Four Ways Parents Reduce Gratitude in Their Kids

25shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently witnessed three teenage girls at a shopping village with their mom. They were Christmas shopping and completely caught up in the season. As they interacted, I heard the teens getting louder and louder. Without trying, I began to hear what they were talking about. Each of them…

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Time’s 2019 Person of the Year Is a Teenager

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you heard of Greta Thunberg? In many ways, she’s a typical 16-year old student from Sweden. She’s an adolescent on social media who wants to change the world. The big difference is—she actually is changing the world right now. Greta was just named TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of…

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How to Raise Healthy Kids in a Fearful Culture

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This week, I am blogging on three cultural realities and how we can help our kids from Generation Z navigate them. We’ve explored our culture of avoidance and our culture of outrage the past two days. Today, I want to talk about our culture of fear. Because we’re raising…

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Five Tips for Raising Kids in a Culture of Avoidance

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn My wife and I live in a neighborhood with a HOA (Homeowners Association). Everyone who moves into a home signs an agreement to live by specific guidelines about upkeep, yard maintenance, and curb appeal. One of our neighbors has failed to keep the agreement. This is not uncommon, but…

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Seven Characteristics That Distinguish Generation Z

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn One question I often get asked is: How is Generation Z (the youngest population being assessed today) different than Millennials? The answer? They’re distinctly different. If we have any hope of partnering with these students, we would do well to understand them. Below is an excerpt from our new…

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What Generation Z Likes & Doesn’t Like

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Twice a year, Piper Jaffrey (an independent banking company) surveys almost 10,000 teens to discover what they like, what they don’t like, and what they care about. (Respondents are from 42 states; this year, the average respondent’s age was about 16.) The company just released its latest report (Fall,…

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Changing the Way We Communicate with Generation Z

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Did you know that public educators are quitting their jobs at a faster rate than some schools can replace them? As of last year, “public education employees are leaving their jobs faster than ever recorded,” reports government data reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “Teachers, janitors and other education professionals departed their…

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