*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Time. When Common Sense surveyed roughly a thousand teenagers about their habits back in 2012, most of them said that their favorite way to communicate with friends was “in person.” Fast forward six years, and face-to-face communication has apparently lost its youthful sheen. Most teens…

  Closer and Closer Gather some marshmallows or plastic eggs or individually wrapped candy or ping pong balls or any item that can be safely tossed and play a simple game to talk about being closer to God. (If weather is nice, play outside.) Pair up family members and players stand opposite of each other…

Our friends over at Common Sense Media have released a new report on teens and social media: “Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experience.” It’s worth checking out. Take a look at the infographic below, and be sure to pass this on to parents and youth workers. . . Read more–> Source: CPYU

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  How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Host Carlos Whittaker and former Overall Teacher of the Year of Fulton County Schools, Pamela Padak, talk together about how parents and teachers can partner together to strengthen their relationship for the sake of their students. YOUR CUE Ask your…

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  When your high schooler was in middle school, there’s a good chance their biggest motivator was acceptance. They moved in a herd, made decisions as a group, and desperately wanted to fit in. While some of that is still true, your high schooler is changing and before long, his or her biggest motivator will…

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Pew Research Center. Amid roiling debates about the impact of screen time on teenagers, roughly half of those ages 13 to 17 are themselves worried they spend too much time on their cellphones. Some 52% of U.S. teens report taking steps to cut back on…