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Be Yourselfie: The Newest Trend in Self Portraits

In 2013 a new word was added to the dictionary: Selfie. For those living under a rock, Oxford took it upon themselves to define it as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” This recent trend has exploded among teens and 20-somethings. 530 more words


The Respect Dare – Dare 13 – Who has Time? – For Parents of Tweens & Teens

Reading through The Respect Dare assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. It had been years since her kids were that young. 863 more words


Deltopia: Were Hellions to Blame?

On Tuesday, I discussed my assertion that helicopter parents are not allowing their kids to move through the appropriate stages of independence and responsibility for one’s actions.   487 more words

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Mothers: Are we really too busy for our teens?

Today my daughter told me that her friend started her period at school.  For most women starting a cycle is effortless because we know what to do and what products to buy. 203 more words

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Deltopia: Helicopters, Hellions and Rebellion

Yesterday, I briefly posted about “Deltopia,” an annual event occurring in the student housing community, Isla Vista, adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). 400 more words


Deltopia and Bill Cosby On Parenthood

As a resident of Santa Barbara County and an alumna of the University of California, Santa Barbara, I spent the majority of my weekend trying to make sense of the riot that occurred in the student enclave adjacent to the university, known as Isla Vista. 86 more words

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