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Teachable Moments: Snapchat

By now, many of you have heard about the popular app, Snapchat. Used by roughly 26 million people in the U.S., Snapchat allows its users to communicate via temporary photo and video sharing. After the 10-second viewing time expires, the shared photo or video “self-destructs,” never to be seen again. Or does it? What You Need to Know In addition to viewers’ ability to take a screenshot of the image, research shows that instead of being deleted, the photos are actually stored in a hidden …

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Dear World, Let Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke Be a Lesson to You

After the spectacle that was the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance at this year’s VMA awards, a mother wrote a blog that has now gone viral, entitled “Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you.“ Last week, a father wrote this response, countering, “I’m no feminist. Miley Cyrus is an adult and should be held responsible for her actions. But where are the men in all of this?” In an interview, Miley had this to say: “You’re thinking about it more than I thought …

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Teenagers – Can’t Live With ‘Em; Can’t Live Without ‘Em

“Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television’s message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.”- Dave Berry     The teenage years can be difficult, both for teens and for parents. For teens, these years are marked by:   a struggle to establish identity and independence feelings of awkwardness about self/body moodiness, decreased affection toward parents, and occasional rudeness better …

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