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Consequences of Sexting!

December 1, 2015

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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The Consequences of Sexting!

Most teenagers are clueless about the long-term consequences of having a nude or sexually explicit picture or video of themselves on the Internet. Those images go viral and circulate like wildfire at school, in their neighborhood and potentially throughout Cyberspace. Anyone with Internet access can easily come across these pictures. Once released, the pictures can never fully be retrieved.

Aside from the name-calling that teens endure short-term (Slut! Pervert!), the long-term negative impact on their reputation could influence college admission, future employment, and their social standing for many years to come.

The potential for lifelong condemnation is a fact no one wants to experience. Sadly, however, a number of teens have committed suicide as a result of the humiliation, taunts and bullying they received after nude or semi-nude pictures of them were circulated throughout their school and on the Internet. read more …

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Teen Culture – Reality Checks and Balances!

November 19, 2015

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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Teen Culture:  Reality Checks and Balances!

We do not live in the world of our grandparents.  This fact alone changes EVERYTHING!

The phenomenon referred to as the Turbulent Teen Years is not an Urban Legion. It has been well documented … and it usually occurs when your child reaches any age that ends with the word “teen.” That would be 13, 14, 15, 16 … you get the idea. The Turbulent Teen Years are specifically labeled for good reason – they are phenomenal.  And all phenomena bear watching very very c-l-o-s-e-l-y.

If you are parenting a teenager, you are probably well acquainted with Teen Turbulence. No doubt you can recall all the Turbulent situations your teen created and the questions you muttered under your breath at the time:

“What was she thinking?”

“Does he even have a brain?” read more …

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