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Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: August 10, 2017
Take a look at this helpful article to learn some of the uses and abuses of Twitter as well as some conversation ideas to have with your tweeting teenager. 
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: August 10, 2017
Our annual Muddy Pumpkin 5K Run will arrive before you know it! Grab your running shoes and plan to get messy on October 28th!  You can register for the event here. Also, follow the Muddy Pumpkin Facebook page!
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: August 10, 2017
Summertime is over and now it’s time to hit the books! Most of our teens dread the thought of homework, test taking, and waking up early. With the stress that looms over their heads, they often turn to social media, technology, and smartphones to ease the pain of getting back in the school mode.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: August 10, 2017
One way to engage with our teens is to be proactive with our conversations. Check out a tip that one parent uses with her teen to combat the temptation of pornography. To read this article, click here. 
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 25, 2017
Though Snapchat might seem like a lighthearted, fun method of communicating with friends, it could be dangerous if not used wisely, e.g. turning on private settings. Snapchat’s existence has lasted over six years, allowing users to take pictures and send them to their contacts for a limited amount of time.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 25, 2017
What does communication look like in the dating culture today? Looking into a screen rather than a face? Reading a text instead of a handwritten note? Constant communication through texting or social media? Teens who date no longer have to wait to talk to their significant other, but can push a simple button and move their fingers and boom- communication.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 25, 2017
Netflix's original show "Thirteen Reasons Why" depicts a story of a girl who, before committing suicide, leaves tapes for specific people. Daniel Huerta describes the show by saying that “this is an oversimplification of a serious issue. Mental illness and depression were never mentioned, and the story never revealed the true hope and help available to real teens who struggle with depression.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 25, 2017
In this digital culture, it is likely for most children to have their own phones, smartphones that is. Kids utilize these devices not only for getting in touch with their parents (as was our intention for giving them a phone). Rather, they use them for social media purposes such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook, or for watching videos on YouTube.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: May 24, 2017
It's Just Sex, Right? from Medical Institute on Vimeo. We recognize unintended pregnancy and STIs as a consequence of certain decisions. It is time we start admitting that the decision to become intimately involved has an effect on our emotions as well.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: May 24, 2017

What is body image?

Body image refers to how you think about your body. Many guys feel pretty good about the way that they look, but there are also heaps of guys who aren’t so happy about their appearance; this is known as having a negative body image.
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