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Part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network! Looking for some quick help as a parent? You've landed on the right podcast! Each episode is hosted by youth ministry veteran Jonathan McKee and provides about 10 minutes of hope and help for parents of teenagers! Practical parenting help from Jonathan McKee, social researcher, father of three, and author of over 20 books including If I Had a Parenting Do Over, and The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 3.8, 55 Ratings

Part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network! Looking for some quick help as a parent? You've landed on the right podcast! Each episode is hosted by youth ministry veteran Jonathan McKee and provides about 10 minutes of hope and help for parents of teenagers! Practical parenting help from Jonathan McKee, social researcher, father of three, and author of over 20 books including If I Had a Parenting Do Over, and The Teen’s Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices.

    26. The Perfect Storm for Predators

    26. The Perfect Storm for Predators

    26. The Perfect Storm for Predators
    Never in our history has it been such a perfect time for predators to connect with our kids. Here are three winds of recent change influencing this perfect storm for predators, and ways moms and dads can respond to help protect their kids.

    LINKS:
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/04/nielsen-finds-connected-tv-viewing-remains-higher-than-pre-covid-19-levels-despite-lockdowns-lifting/

    https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/article/2020/3-2-1-go-video-gaming-is-at-an-all-time-high-during-covid-19/

    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/research/2019-census-8-to-18-full-report-updated.pdf

    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/04/kids-now-spend-nearly-as-much-time-watching-tiktok-as-youtube-in-u-s-u-k-and-spain/

    https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2018-nsduh-detailed-tables

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db352-h.pdf
    https://thesource4parents.com/parenting-help/mom-i-want-to-be-a-youtube-star/

    https://thefintechtimes.com/80-of-teenagers-want-to-be-self-employed-in-the-future-and-are-more-inclined-to-be-freelancers/

    https://smile.amazon.com/Teens-Guide-Social-Mobile-Devices/dp/1683223195

    • 17 min
    25. Talking with your kids about racial tension

    25. Talking with your kids about racial tension

    It’s everything our kids are seeing and experiencing in their world right now: anger, frustration, fear… so how can we talk with our kids about this and help them understand how to respond? Here’s three tips I’ve been learning on my personal journey that may be helpful to you, too.

    • 12 min
    24. Does screen time & social media make my daughter depressed?

    24. Does screen time & social media make my daughter depressed?

    Researchers have finally come to a consensus about the effects of screen time on the mental health of young people, and the overwhelming majority of them agree on two things… and if you have a daughter, you’ll want to tune in!

    LINKS:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w-HOfseF2wF9YIpXwUUtP65-olnkPyWcgF5BiAtBEy0/edit

    https://www.thefire.org/catching-up-with-coddling-part-two-trigger-warnings-screen-time-v-social-media-covid-19-and-the-continuing-decline-of-gen-zs-mental-health/

    https://smile.amazon.com/Teens-Guide-Social-Mobile-Devices/dp/1683223195

    https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/144/3/e20190187

    https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/3/e921

    • 14 min
    23. Mom, can I have TikTok?

    23. Mom, can I have TikTok?

    How do you respond when the most popular app kids want happens to dabble in vulgarity and proves to be a hotspot for predators? In this episode Jonathan McKee helps Moms and Dads navigate these difficult conversations.

    Links:
    https://thesource4parents.com/parenting-help/tiktok-offers-new-family-pairing/
    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok
    https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/tiktok-introduces-family-pairing
    https://thesource4parents.com/parenting-help/mom-i-want-to-be-a-youtube-star/

    • 14 min
    22. What if my kid is one of 86% who want to be a social media influencer?

    22. What if my kid is one of 86% who want to be a social media influencer?

    In this episode Jonathan tackles one of the biggest issues parents are encountering today— when their kid wants to be a social media influencer. How realistic are these aspirations, what are the dangers, and most importantly, how can we respond to our kids desire without crushing their dreams?

    Links:
    https://thesource4parents.com/parenting-help/mom-i-want-to-be-a-youtube-star/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/social-media-influencers-86-of-young-americans-want-to-become-one/
    https://www.ypulse.com/article/2019/09/24/how-much-gen-z-cares-about-online-celebrities-in-5-stats/
    https://influencermarketinghub.com/how-much-do-youtubers-make/
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-much-influencers-make_l_5dee68a6e4b05d1e8a556bbc
    https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm?fbclid=IwAR1Lwz3wilBJpSRRFcf-0AUagkSxxAtP8MLbwSkKhGMl0A6tY1pR6oetEHw
    https://www.amazon.com/Teens-Guide-Connections-Screen-Screen/dp/1643524682

    • 17 min
    21: Practical ideas for families stuck together indoors for 8 weeks straight!

    21: Practical ideas for families stuck together indoors for 8 weeks straight!

    In this episode Jonathan shares some practical ideas for families who all of a sudden have waaaaaaaaaaaay too much time with each other. How much Netflix can a human being actually watch? What about screen limits? And are there ways we can dispel some of the fears and misinformation that might be contributing to our kids’ anxiety about all this?

    Links:
    https://thesource4parents.com/parenting-help/young-people-screens-coronavirus/
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988741350
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1941555381

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

jkt San Diego ,

Mom of 2 teen girls

This is a great podcast that is very easy to listen to - short, informative and beneficial. Thank you!

Okie Artist ,

Great Content

Love his books and this adds so much value to partnering with parents

Youth Guy Ryry ,

Pointing my parents to it

i don't have kids, so I can't give much parenting advice. this is a resource that i can point parents of my students to, and look way smarter than I am.

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