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Zendaya: From Disney Channel Star to Award-Winning Actress

Now that January is here, the usual holiday cheer is beginning to fade, and winter is in full-swing (fellow Mid-westerners, I’m with you), we can start looking ahead at yet another wonderful time of the year… *drumroll please*…. award...

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Lizzo Be Shining

“Lizzo” is becoming more of a household name every day. I became aware of this reality when I received a call from my mom telling me she “just saw someone named Lizzo play the flute and sing Hip Hop...

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Teen Culture Update: September 2019

Social Concerns What happens when a young Swedish girl speaks out about climate change in 2019? Well, a lot of things. We’ve mentioned Greta Thunberg’s activism on this blog before, back when she made her first speech. Ever since...

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Don’t Miss the Mark: Addressing Back to School Anxiety

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the television is flooded with “Back to School Sale” ads! Whether you are already back in the swing of a school year...

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Ariana Grande: Teen Icon

Everyone and their mom knows about Ariana Grande. OK, maybe not *everyone* — but your teen definitely knows about (and probably LOVES) her. Full disclosure: I don’t get it. Sure, her music is undeniable pop fun, but it took...

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No Matter the Age: Reconnecting with Disney Live Action Movies

There are certain things that I will never forget the first time I experienced them – and an inordinate number of them are Disney movies… so when all of these live action remakes and sequels started popping up, I...

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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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Things to Know About Sexting

“Every girl in my small group said they have been asked for pictures from guys they know!” I won’t forget the horrified manner in which an adult volunteer shared this realization as we debriefed our youth group’s recent retreat....

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Getting Honest With Your Teen About Suffering

Omnibenevolent. It looks like one of those complicated National Spelling Bee words, but all it really means is all-good. What could possibly fit this description? Surely no one and nothing in the non-fiction realm. Maybe Mister Rogers. End of...

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