This week we are recapping our most-shared culture blog posts to-date in 2016. *The following is from February 2, and was excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. While many assume that the most taxing years for mothers are when their children are infants, new research has found that the middle school years are…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s, according to new research. The study, by Michigan State University’s Dr. Cliff Broman, also found that the effects…

Imagine a parent of a child you know approaching you. “Can (insert their child’s name) and I speak with you and (insert your child’s name) privately for a minute?” Maybe this kind of “confrontational” conversation raises your blood pressure? I know it raises mine. Thoughts spiral and I become anxious: “What did my child do?”…

Trending Today on Twitter – 7/29/16 1. #BlackWomenDidThat 2. #NationalChickenWingDay 3. #ImWithHerNow 4. #ThisIsntGoingToWorkBecause 5. #JimmyBuffettTODAY 6. Auschwitz 7. Darren Sproles 8. 1 San Diego 9. Q2 GDP 10. East Falls Church Source: Twitter Trending Searches Today on Google – 7/29/16 1. Buffalo Wild Wings 2. San Diego 3. Zika Virus 4. DJ Khaled 5….

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Forbes. A study released by the Music Business Association and data analysis firm LOOP (Lots of Online People) confirms that millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is impressive. The study contains the answers…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on ABC News. Adolescent female athletes are more likely to experience significant reproductive and bone health problems if they don’t follow a healthy diet, a new study suggests. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical…

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to put my focus on the parenting buffet. There is so much on the table, so many choices, so many categories, so much to teach and so little time. I have to confess, sometimes my parenting is motivated by what I call The Daughter-in-Law Factor. I prioritize so I…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Quartz. Communicating in blink-and-miss snaps and 140-character tweets is weakening actual interaction among adolescents. In a sample of 487 teens from a typical public school, those who spent more time communicating with their boyfriends or girlfriends through texting or social media were less adept…

  “Read their mind” is just another way of saying every leader needs to understand what’s changing mentally and physically. Kids and teenagers don’t think like adults. So it’s the role of a leader to keep presenting, keep translating and keep creating experiences until someone has learned what they need to know. When you know…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on TechInsider. Snapchat was built on the appeal of photos and messages that expire and disappear. But in April of this year, the app evolved to include a new revamped messaging system that’s way more powerful than texting. Now, it’s become a core means of communication for some…

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