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Social Media Basics: Snapchat

If you’ve seen a picture of a teenager with the features of a cartoon dog superimposed on his or her face, then you’ve seen a Snap. In 2011, a new app hit the social media scene called Snapchat, promising...

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Teen Culture Update: December 2018

Welcome to the first of the monthly Teen Culture Updates which have been curated by Life Teen’s resident experts and streamlined by the Coordinator of Digital Evangelization and Outreach, Leah Murphy. Please note as you proceed to links that...

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Social Media Basics: Instagram

IG, the gram, Insta… whatever you’ve heard it called, Instagram is no doubt part of your teens’ lives, whether they have their own account or not. If you have a teen who has access to social media it is...

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A Manger and A Cross

I saw a picture several years ago during the Christmas season that remains with me still. It was a picture of the manger scene, but looming over it was the shadow of a cross. In the midst of all...

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¡Ayuda! Tengo un Joven Demasiado “Independiente”

La etapa de la adolescencia es complicada — muy complicada. Es tan complicada que el mismo joven no entiende que es lo que está pasando con su cuerpo, con su mente, con su ser y crea una confusión total....

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Enter In: Resources for Advent

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and, if you are in the same boat as me, you are probably in disbelief that we are already on the verge of December. How does time always seem to move...

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#Friendsgiving: How to Help Your Teen Build Authentic Community

Making friends and creating space for them to grow can be challenging. When we are little, it is easy to run up to someone on the playground for the first time and be best friends by the end of...

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I’ve Seen the Radical Changes This Program Makes: A Mom’s Perspective on Life Teen

The following is an interview between one of our Life Teen Staff members and the mom of a teen who shares her unique perspective on the impact that Life Teen has had on her daughter and on their family....

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Respondiendo a las Inquietudes de los Jóvenes

¡No sé qué hacer con mi hijo/hija! ¡Ya no me escucha! Mejor dile tú, a ti si te va a escuchar y te va a creer. Estas frases las escucho una y otra vez en mi trabajo y en...

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Teens, Music, Drugs: What You Need to Know

“I been smokin’ since I was eleven/ I been poppin’ pills since I was seven/ Told my pastor I don’t do confessions/ ‘cause I pop a lot of molly for my breakfast” Fun fact, this is a factual lyric...

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