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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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Fluidity is Changing Our World (and Your Teen)

Forget Cinderella and think Moana. Less Beyoncé and more Solange. Leave Coachella behind and embrace Camp Flog Gnaw. Ditch your Levi’s for Universal Standard, Forever 21 for Fashion Nova. Replace Jay-Z with Tyler, the Creator; Sixteen Candles with Love,...

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Gen Z Teens Are More Religious Than They Think

Massive crowds. Horrifying humidity. Unforgettable connections. Those are the three phrases I would use to describe the experience of World Youth Day (WYD) in a nutshell. Probably not the typical pilgrim’s response, but it’s my honest one. In spite...

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Cinco Propósitos a Cultivar en su Joven

De joven lo esperaba con un poco de ansiedad: cada 31 de diciembre cuando mi familia se reunía para la cena de año nuevo, mi papá nos preguntaba a mis hermanos y a mí: ¿Cuáles son sus propósitos para...

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Thankful Past Thanksgiving

I am probably the last person to claim to have even a sliver of authority on the subject of Thanksgiving. Growing up as a child of immigrants, Thanksgiving was just one of those traditions we didn’t fully embrace. As...

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Hallows, Muertos, Saints, and Souls

The upcoming Holiday season is prime time for things teens love: communal, experience-based activities with strong aesthetic. This is why Halloween remains popular with teens, and why Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has a growing reputation...

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¿Misa en Español o Inglés?

Algo igual, o muy parecido, me imagino, se repite cada domingo en los hogares hispanos: los padres y sus hijos se enfrentan en una guerra que parece más peligrosa que cualquier otra en la historia. Quizá existen batallas a...

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Christians (Should) Know that #BlackLivesMatter

Surely, your teen has heard about the Black Lives Matter movement. It began as a social media hashtag in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black male. He was walking through a Florida neighborhood when an...

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Making Sense of Terror with Your Teen

We’ve reached a point where we can’t remember a time without constant news reports of mass violence or acts of terror. Even if we can step back and recognize that there are more days without them than with them,...

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