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Quality Time or Quantity Time with Your Kids?

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Earlier this month, the ABC network aired a special called “ScreenTime” hosted by Diane Sawyer. For six months, Sawyer and her team toured the U.S. talking to doctors, families, teachers and tech insiders in pursuit of answers to questions about how our smart phones are affecting us.  What they…

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What We Can Learn About Leading Students from Instagram

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Angela is in the sixth grade. Her parents have chosen to not purchase a smart phone for her yet, because they see the anxiety social media platforms cause Angela’s peers. When my teammate Andrew McPeak asked her if she wishes she had a phone, her response was insightful.  She…

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Three Ways to Relieve Teen Anxiety Today

58shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The rise in anxiety, depression and panic attacks in our students today should give every one of us pause. It is astoundingly high. Anxiety and depression in high school kids have been on the rise since the early 2000s after several years of plateau. It is a reality that…

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Why Today’s Athletes Are Lonely & What to Do About It

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’m not sure what you think NBA players do between games, but my guess is, it’s wrong. Those young players are not merely signing autographs, attending parties in their honor and soaking up culture and society. According to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, many of them are lonely. In fact,…

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How Generation Z is Changing the World of Dating

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you noticed? High school and college students from Generation Z are approaching “dating”…uh…differently. I just spoke to Sophia, a sophomore in high school. The last time she and I talked she was dating a guy named Conner. In our recent conversation I asked if they were still dating…

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How to Prevent a Negative Social Media Impact

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Everyone reading this already knows about the negative impact social media has had on our students and our world. While social media apps are neutral in themselves, people have misused and abused those sites, fostering anxiety, depression, cyber-bullying and even suicide among preteens and teens. The good news is,…

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Four Dangerous Parenting Styles Today

61shares 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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