Generation Tech, the manipulation of reality and a love affair with Instagram. From filters and air brushing, to color enhancing and reshaping. Who are we really and what are we trying to say? The average American checks their social media platforms 17 times a day and spends 102 minutes in a world with pretend friends…scary! Why are we so obsessed? Is it the challenge of … [Read more...] about Generation Tech – Balancing Real Life and Social Media
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It is comforting to believe we have taught our children to avoid common pitfalls in life that might expose them to danger, like texting while driving or getting into a stranger’s van. Parents often enforce curfews and stress the importance of abstaining from risky behaviors to keep children safe, but we often overlook some common hidden safety concerns. One surprising area … [Read more...] about 7 Surprisingly Dangerous Social Media Sites For Teens
Think your child is only on Facebook and is probably aware of the dangers? Think again—and again, and again, and again. Your tweens and teens are on many social media sites, and chances are it’s not even Facebook. Most parents know about Facebook; heck, most parents are on Facebook. What parents don’t know about are the countless other social media experiences their children … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Selfie: Should We Be Concerned About Our Kids On Social Media?
The past year in many ways has been a very good one in our country’s fight to end violence against women. Last fall, there was intense outcry following the release of the elevator video showing Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice punching his then fiancée. Following that watershed moment, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched a powerful It’s On Us campaign … [Read more...] about From Mayweather to Ray Rice: Decoding Sports Media’s Bias Against Women
Can you imagine being at a place in your life where you forgive almost immediately? That is where I’d like to be. Right now, I can’t say that I have learned how to forgive so quickly that it is almost immediate. It feels like a direction I want to head in my life. For me, I don’t see any good that comes from holding onto anger, other than to cause more pain and suffering. … [Read more...] about Is Immediate Forgiveness Possible?