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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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What is Westworld?

Westworld, a TV series created by the television network HBO, recently released a second season. The show is set in a futuristic theme park that allows high-paying guests to experience the American Old West. The park is populated by androids, also called hosts, created to look like humans. The theme park is designed to allow the

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Show Dogs Re-Cut Version Still Grooms Children to Accept Abuse

    Global Road announced that a re-cut version of the PG-rated family film Show Dogs would be released over Memorial Day weekend. Numerous parenting blogs and organizations took issue with a subplot involving the lead undercover police dog, Max, as he was taught to become comfortable with strangers touching his genitals in preparation for an undercover

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13 Reasons Why: Season Two

Netflix recently released the second season of its original series, 13 Reasons Why, a show that quickly became a cultural phenomenon last summer. In the aftermath of Season One, parents and educators across the country learned that teens want to talk about the difficult issues addressed in the show. Producers say the show was originally created to encourage viewers to

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Snapchat Victory: Cosmo After Dark Discontinued

On May 18, Cosmopolitan released a new Snapchat channel on the social media platform that, in its own words is “an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny.” According to Protect Young Eyes, the Cosmopolitan channel “After Dark” hosted numerous articles including The 19

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7 Facts Parents Need to Know About Sexting

  The video above, created by Covenant Eyes, offers seven facts that parents need to know about sexting among teens. Here are three additional tips for parents looking to talk to teens about sexting: 1. Never take images you would not want everyone to see. 2. If you forward a sexual picture of someone underage, you

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Teen Developed “Wet Lung” After Vaping

According to a case study published in the medical journal Pediatrics last Thursday, an 18-year-old developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also known as “wet lung”, after vaping for only three weeks. Dr. Casey Sommerfeld, one of the patient’s doctors and the lead author of the study, attributed the diagnosis to her use of e-cigarettes saying that the nicotine, flavorings, propylene glycol,

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Fairfax County Sex Education Policy Under Review

Parents in Fairfax County are continuing to protest newly proposed sex education policies. According to an article by Fox5, the new curriculum would expand lessons on the different types of contraception available to students, change curriculum language from “biological sex” to “sex assigned at birth” and would include education on PrEP, an HIV prevention drug not yet approved for individuals under

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