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Ten Tips on How To Monitor Social Media Accounts

Having taken a brief (and certainly not exhaustive) look at what teens are doing on the various social media platforms that are out there in my last blog, it might seem a bit intimidating to start to think about...

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Let’s Talk About El Paso

Many of us are still feeling the weight of what took place in El Paso on August 2nd. I know I’m still stuck on this cycle: anger, heartbreak, disbelief, numbness, more anger, repeat. It hasn’t been easy. By now,...

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Three Books Your Teen Needs

As summer comes to a close, teens oftentimes put reading on the backburner, devoting their time instead to school work, sports, extracurricular activities, etc. However, reading is not just for those long summer days that are spent soaking up...

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Teen Culture Update: July 2019

Summer days are coming to a swift end for many teens and, while they make the most of these last few days of freedom from school, they’re spending their time consuming and critiquing mass amounts of popular culture that...

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The Dangers of Stan Culture

Every few months, Merriam-Webster promotes a  fresh batch of words and phrases to the dictionary. In April 2019 alone, more than 640 new words were added to our ever-growing collection of English words. Ranging from “buzzy” to “bioabsorbable,” these...

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Shawn Mendes: Teen Icon

Who was your idol celebrity when you were a teen? Could it have been Denzel Washington or  Carie Fisher? What about Madonna or Rob Lowe? We all have had a celebrity we were head-over-heels for as a teen, thinking...

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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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Summer Time in Teen Culture: June 2019 Update

On the 21st of the month, the world celebrated the official launch of summer and today’s teens are loving this season for all sorts of reasons, not just the fact that most of them are off of school. Along...

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