Parent’s Guide to 13 Reasons Why

Focus on the Family has put out a really great guide here to talk about these tough topics with your kids.

it is widely watched by Canadian teens, making it more important than ever for you to act now to discuss some very serious issues with your adolescent.

This free guide will help you:

  • talk with your teen about bullyingcuttingsexting,rape and suicide
  • determine if your teen is directly affected by these issues
  • understand how you can help your teen
  • empower your teen to make a difference for friends facing these issues.
I hope this helps parents. Please download the Guide by clicking on this link.
When the first season of 13 Reasons Why came out this was my blog on it:
Love to hear other resources that people see as this movie gets closer.

42 Different Parenting Styles – Which ones should you use?

When researching for my new talk on parents I came across 42 different Parenting Styles. Which ones should you choose? Which ones should you avoid? In this video, I briefly walk through all the styles and let you know if you should do this parenting style or not.
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1. Permissive Parenting
2. Uninvolved Parenting
3. Authoritarian Parenting
4. Authoritative Parenting
5. Attachment Parenting.
6. Helicopter Parenting
7. Bulldozer Parenting
8. Rescue Parenting
9. Lawn Mower Parenting
10. Free Range Parenting
11. Slow Parenting
12. Tiger Parenting
13. Control Parenting
14. Jellyfish parent.
15. Christian / Spiritual Parenting
16. Holistic Parenting
17. Disney Dad/Mom Parenting
18. Gifted Parenting
19. Companion Parenting
20. Single Parenting
21. Widowed Parenting
22. ROI (Return on Investment) Parenting
23. Gut Check Parenting
24. Competitive Parenting
25. Affectionless Parenting
26. Perfectionist Parenting
27. Spaceship parenting
28. Absent Parenting
29. Children Leave Home Parenting
30. Only Child Parenting
31. Sibling Raised Parenting
32. Jaded Parents Parenting
33. Adlerian Parenting
34. Trophy Kids Parenting
35. Vanity Parenting
36. Dolphin Parenting
37. Toxic Parenting
38. Over-Parenting
39. Inside Out – Outside In Parenting
40. Presence Parenting
41. Fear-based parenting
42. Positive Parenting

Which styles am I missing? Which styles do you see yourself using? Which styles are you using and you know you need to change?

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.


5 ways we misunderstand adolescents, according to brain science

Really good content hear talking about the negative stereotypes we usually give to teenagers.

There is a growing appreciation of adolescence as a time of rapid growth, learning and change. A decade of research studying adolescence makes clear to me the importance of clarifying the truth about this crucial stage of human development.

Here are some important misconceptions:

  1. We over-problematize

  2. We blame it on their brains

  3. We underestimate the brain’s capacity for learning and development.

  4. Calling them teenagers leads to misunderstanding

  5. We forget to see them as a force for good

Please click here for the entire article.

Being A Teen Girl On Social Media Is Like Having A High-Pressure, Full-Time (Unpaid!) Job

So much information out there today how we have a really unbalanced relationship with our phones and social media. I am not saying we all need to get rid of these things but we all must reevaluate what we are doing.

If it sounds like a full-time job, that’s because it pretty much is — a gig they’ve aged into by virtue of becoming teenagers in the era of the smartphone. As the three friends laugh and chat with one another, their eyes are nearly always cast downward, glued to the devices held between their manicured fingers. The brands they are managing are their own. They post carefully curated updates and stylized pictures of themselves on various apps and platforms. They swipe left and right, opening and closing apps, gasping about the daily drama playing out on the glowing screen, and planning their next moves. They don’t consider it work — it’s more of a necessary pastime that’s become so routine, “it’s like breathing,” says Elina, who is 17. Often, they won’t even let sleep get in the way.

Such a great article

These teens are massively aware of their audience — and of exactly how tenuous their connection to their friends, on social media, can be. If you don’t comment when summoned, if you don’t click that heart when it’s expected of you, are you really being the best friend you can be? And if you’re not living up to the task, how can you expect your friends to be there for you the next time you take a chance and post something? It could mean getting publicly shut down or shut out. “FOMO, I think, for our generation, is a really big deal,” Yasmin says, using the acronym for “fear of missing out.” “Missing out for me, specifically, that’s just like the worst thing,” she says. “I’d rather sacrifice everything than not [be in the know]. . . . With family, they’re always there. With friends, it doesn’t feel that way.”

Love to hear ways you are controlling or managing your time on social media.