140 Characters of Parenting Insight

Youth Specialties
September 11th, 2009

140-characters-parenting In order to keep current, I spend part of my day going through the latest stories that parents and teenagers. Those that are worth sharing, I post on my Twitter account and share with you. I’d love to know your thoughts, leave them in the comments.

  • I have a lot of good ideas that should never happen.
  • Are the Brains of Reckless Teens More Mature Than Those of Their Prudent Peers? (research says yes!) http://tinyurl.com/l6ra47
  • Seminary president Mohler: “Southern Baptists must change or die out.” What’s your vote? http://tinyurl.com/l984mb
  • God + 2 Parents = Non Smoker study says. http://tinyurl.com/msw4rq
  • Sun night survey…Movies that scared you as a kid (and may have not been “age appropriate”)..for me “What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?”
  • Maybe Teens Do Tweet. Here’s what 10,000 teens had to say, really good read. http://tinyurl.com/nev2w5
  • 95 percent of top 20 money earning films were adopted into video games. http://bit.ly/1B6Q2Y Interesting data via @henryjenkins
  • Driving laws toughen in Texas, especially for teens http://tinyurl.com/kmzemb
  • Can our eschatology create in us a filter that interprets the world as getting worse, and has it since the apostles lived?
  • Many eschatological positions create a filter leading us to interpret the world as getting worse, but can we say that since the time of the apostles it has?
  • Caffeine drinks may hurt teens. Increase in energy drink consumption may have long term effects. http://tinyurl.com/nrwc8l
  • Important announcement about the Bible in a few moments from Committee on Bible Translation and Zondervan http://tinyurl.com/mmo7jt
  • How parents can fill the void when schools cut arts and music programs http://tinyurl.com/mquzde
  • Reading: A time for truth on abortion. http://tinyurl.com/rch9ce What do you think?
  • Report: Texas highest rate of repeat teen births http://tinyurl.com/mk9nwh
  • Brain Imaging Shows Playing Tetris Leads to Both Brain Efficiency and Thicker Cortex. I knew it! http://tinyurl.com/n9d9s9
  • The economic benefit from good parenting is > $1 million per child. the cost to US from bad parenting is over $2 million. -Westman
  • In your face. Teens exposed to harmful chemicals in cosmetics. http://tinyurl.com/lbnlql
  • Special Issue Journal Of Youth and Adolescence: New Research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth http://tinyurl.com/ksdq4x
  • Getting enough sleep? Interesting article: Teens, sleep and new Seattle school starting times http://tinyurl.com/kpseqa
  • MTV announces Teen Mom, spin off of 16 and Pregnant http://tinyurl.com/noxnnu
  • I talk with Rejuvenate Mag about the open space technology we are using at @nywc and you can use too -> http://tinyurl.com/mnn9nn
  • John Medina, molecular biologist, looks at the Teenaged Brain: Part 1 http://tinyurl.com/nmx8u8 Part 2: http://tinyurl.com/nbgpnp
  • Teen Vogue Launches Its Haute Spot at South Coast Plaza Buyer Beware 🙂 http://tinyurl.com/n2n977
  • Push vs Pull? Purdue study suggests beers with friends may help teen girls, but not boys. Thoughts? http://tinyurl.com/mktts7
  • Community-Based Prevention System Appears To Reduce Risky Behaviors In Teens http://tinyurl.com/kvd9jb
  • Take stock as school starts: What life skills does your teen need to know? (Hint: Laundry) http://tinyurl.com/nf2q4y
  • Good thoughts from Jim Liebelt about the Purdue study claiming girls benefit from drinking beer with friends. http://tinyurl.com/l6as3j
  • Book Review: Addictive Behaviors New Readings on Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment A good read for those working with teens. http://tinyurl.com/lezn7k
  • Gen BuY: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail (Hardcover)
  • SLEEP patterns can help predict which adolescents might be at greatest risk of developing depression http://tinyurl.com/mvpsaf
  • Interesting Lawsuit: Abercrombie & Fitch Fined for Discrimination Against Disabled Teen. What do you think? http://tinyurl.com/mbof4b
  • New Research: Violence, accidents are killing world’s youth http://tinyurl.com/nlf9tm
  • New Trend?- Girls Gone Gory, horror movies and teen girls. An insightful review of Jennifer’s Body http://tinyurl.com/l82ssw
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