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Teenage Perspective on Parenting
by Jonathan McKee
8/5/2011

Have you ever asked your own kids for parenting advice?

It’s a sobering little exercise, and I’ve discovered two environments where we can try it: one-on-one, or in a program setting. (Both will yield two different types of results)

For those of you willing to try this, don’t underestimate the insight you can gain listening to a teenage perspective about parenting. I’m not saying that they know all the answers (some think they do), but it’s valuable to hear their point of view and have a good understanding of how our teenagers feel.

JONATHAN'S BLOG: Traveling Near You
September is already here and I’m about to begin spending a lot of time in airports! That might just mean I’ll be coming to a city near you. Check out my fall schedule and see. Here are some of the highlights… staring with Eastern PA this weekend:

September 6 and 7, 2014 (Lititz, PA)
This Saturday night I’ll be training youth leaders at Grace Brethren Church of Lititz. Then Sunday morning I’ll be preaching in their services and teaching my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshop later that afternoon.


September 14, 2014 (Woodville, TX)
I’ll be preaching in the morning services at First Baptist Church Woodville, then teaching my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshop early afternoon following lunch.



September 17-24, 2014 (Kampala, UGANDA)
I’m returning to Uganda again this year, this time with my dad, and with a focus on multiplication. We’re partnering with two churches in the city of Kampala, Kampala Baptist Church and the Anglican church All Saints. My dad and I will be teaching a two day training workshop for youth leaders on the 17th and 18th at All Saints, training area youth leaders and certifying them to train others in key youth ministry skills. Then my father and I will part ways: my dad will speak at Kampala Baptist Church Sunday and train pastors Monday and Tuesday, while I speak at a large Anglican conference and speak at several school assemblies.


October 5, 2014 (Sacramento, CA)
This year I’ll be teaching my “Leading Small Groups Without Losing Your Mind” workshop at both Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Conventions. I teach it on Sunday morning at the Sacramento convention.


October 12, 2014 (Hutchinson, MN)
On Sunday morning I’ll be preaching at the morning services at Shalom Baptist Church, then teaching my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshop immediately after with lunch.


October 19, 2014 (Irvine, CA)
I’ll be teaching my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshop at the Irvine Campus of Saddleback Church Sunday early afternoon immediately following the services.


November 2, 2014 (Topeka, KS)
I will be preaching in the Sunday morning service at Bethel Baptist Church, then teaching my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshop later that afternoon.


November 9, 2014 (Salina, KS)
I will be preaching at the Sunday morning services at First Covenant Church, then teaching my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshop later that afternoon.


November 20-23, 2014 (Atlanta, GA)
I’ll be teaching my “Leading Small Groups Without Losing Your Mind” workshop again at the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention on Saturday afternoon.


NOTE ABOUT ATLANTA- I currently have Sunday free to preach and teach a parenting workshop in the greater ATL area! No travel costs since I’m already there. Email me if you’re interested.


That’s the bulk of my fall speaking and training. But peek at MY CALENDAR to see some of the places I’ll be in 2015, including WI, TX, MN, PA, SC, NV, MD… and more! Or CLICK HERE to find out about bringing me to your city!
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OFFSITE ARTICLES JONATHAN HAS READ THIS WEEK:
The Blue Light from Electronics Keeping Young People Awake
Posted on September 9/2/2014, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Teens Favor Tech Over Clothes
Posted on August 8/28/2014, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Brazil bans the app SECRET over Anonymous Bullying
Posted on August 8/27/2014, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Screen Time Makes Kids Clueless about Social Cues
Posted on August 8/27/2014, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Why is teen pregnancy at an all time low?
Posted on August 8/27/2014, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Season 2, Episode 13—Beside the Dying Fire
Is this what Jesus meant by resurrection of the dead? Hershel and Rick bring it up in this week’s Season 2 Finale’ of The Walking Dead. This week we saw the true devastation “a herd” could bestow. Utter chaos swept
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The Ladies of the 2014 MTV VMAs
Big Names. Big Money. Big Impact. Big Questions.
Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards (the VMAs) departed from its normal gimmicks to show us something young people have adored for generations…

Music.

No, I’m not saying the show wasn’t void of twerking, revealing...
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