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On Social Media, The Past Is Never Past

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb lost the bid for a no-hitter on Sunday in the ninth inning. Shortly after the home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Newcomb found himself faced with his past as tweets he had posted on social media in his late teens surfaced on Twitter. The Braves released a statement calling Newcomb’s old

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Sex Education: Working With Your School Board

    School board members play a crucial role when it comes to deciding sex education curriculum. The following suggestions, from the book Abstinence 101, can assist you in working with your school board in the area of sex education. Do your homework. It is important to know the process in which your school district chooses

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The Pondering Preschooler

Establishing a strong line of communication with your child means helping them to start developing their ability to express themselves early. Young children benefit from “thick” conversations. Thick conversations are characterized by giving children many chances to speak and communicate, asking open-ended questions, encouraging them to think and imagine and having many back-and-forth exchanges. Here are

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Summer Family Bucket List

With only half the summer season remaining, planning for an intentional last few weeks of summer is a great investment for your family. Download a free, printable Summer Family Bucket List template and start brainstorming and creating a list of activities your family would like to complete together. Here are a few summer bucket list

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What is IGTV?

Instagram, the most popular social media outlet among Generation Z, recently released IGTV. The standalone app features long-form (up to 1 hour) vertical videos that automatically play upon opening. It is also accessible through a new button in the main Instagram app. Instagram’s new outlet for sharing video footage is allowing YouTuber’s an alternative to Google’s YouTube platform. At

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention

For parents of teenagers and organizations regularly working with teens, knowing and recognizing the warning signs of unhealthy behavior that can lead to teen dating violence is crucial. This is especially true in the context of a recent national survey in which 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend

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10 Body Safety Rules for Children

Read Child Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill” to learn more about how to talk to your children about body safety and sexual abuse. *Infograph created by Safely Ever After Inc.  

A Father’s Joy

The Jeffrey Dean Show

For over 25 years, Jeffrey Dean Ministries has reached youth and parents with messages of encouragement. Understanding cultural trends and offering parents advice as they navigate through the teen years is Jeffrey’s passion. Tune in at 9:00pm CST this Saturday, June 9 as Jeffrey Dean launches a live radio show for parents and teens on SuperTalk

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2018 Summer Slang

Slang is an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps teens define their connections, feel accepted and gain independence. Keeping up on teen slang and lingo may seem daunting; however, understanding the language teens communicate with verbally and through social media is

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