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Four Dangerous Parenting Styles Today

55shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn  Just walk into any pre-school center and you’ll see that parents continue to evolve, even today in 2019. The variety of today’s parents is enormous. One teacher told me moms or dads will remain at the school until after the official start time, to make sure their child is…

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Three Big Reasons Generation Z is Poised to be Entrepreneurs

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Did you know that 77 percent of U.S. teenagers see themselves as future “entrepreneurs” and hope to be their own boss? Further, According to a Gallup Student Poll, 40% of students grades 5-12 plan to start their own business soon, while 24% are already learning how to start and run…

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What Can Parents Do about Fortnite?

52shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders. A few weeks ago I was having dinner with some friends and their kids did something hilarious. These two young boys moved some furniture around in the dining room and started doing what could…

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Five Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t Know Teens Use

252shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn One decade ago, high school senior, Jessica Logan sent a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend. When they later broke up, he forwarded the photo to everyone else at her school. This launched her tragic attempt to hide from those who teased her about being a slut. Jessica…

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One Great Reason to Reduce Social Media Use

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just finished speaking to both parents and students at a high school and—wouldn’t you know it—social media was the all-consuming topic of my two days on campus. So many parents felt obliged to purchase a smart phone for their child as a middle-schooler, and now years into the…

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The Problem With Many Smartphone Solutions

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Smartphones have been around long enough for people to see both the benefits and consequences of such devices on young people. As our speaker team makes their way across the country this month to 45 school events, we are meeting educators, coaches and parents who mourn the addictive nature…

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Four Expectations Generation Z Has of Future Employers

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The first wave of young adults from Generation Z are entering the workforce, and believe it or not, they are different from the Millennial Generation, who are a bit older than they are. Generation Z is the population who grew up during the first fifteen years of the 21st…

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The Dark Side of Alexa and Siri for Your Kids

54shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This summer, I witnessed something I never anticipated in a young child. I was visiting a friend’s home who had three young children. They also have Alexa, a smart speaker in their kitchen. His kids are growing up with artificial intelligence around them all the time—smart phones, smart watches,…

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How Generation Z Shops and What It Means for Us to Teach Them

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn If you are communicating with middle school, high school or college students, you already know they’ve grown up in the digital world. They are the Touchscreen Generation, also known as “screenagers.” It may surprise you to discover, then, that 98 percent of them still shop in brick and mortar…

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