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Unpacking 13 Reasons Why
Two Glaring Truths the Show Unveiled
by Rob Chagdes
4/30/2017

It’s Hannah, Hannah Baker… I’m about to tell you…why my life ended. And if you’re listening to this tape, you’re one of the reasons why.

Netflix has once again introduced a show that has captured the conversation among teenagers, much like last summer’s hit Stranger Things.

Based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name, 13 Reasons Why, tells the story of a teen girl’s decision to end her own life. High school sophomore Hannah Baker records thirteen reasons she ended her life, because, as she says, “there are thirteen sides to every story.” Recording on old-school cassette tapes, Hannah orchestrates a scenario in which those she blames for her death will listen to the tapes and know why she took her own life.

JONATHAN'S BLOG: Stop dwelling on past mistakes
This month I was interviewed by Host Maggie Johns on Canadian TV show 100 Huntley Street about my parenting mistakes... and what I'd do over.

The interview provides good news for parents. We've all made mistakes. Instead of beating yourself up, ask, "How can I learn from this? How can I make changes? Lets stop dwelling on the past and let's look at the future."

Here's a six minute clip they posted on YouTube:



I always enjoy talking with Maggie-- we always have great conversations about parenting today's teenagers. Like our prior conversation about smartphone obsessed kids, or the previous conversation about becoming our kids go-to person about sex.
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OFFSITE ARTICLES JONATHAN HAS READ THIS WEEK:
adolescent impatience increases as testosterone levels rise
Posted on May 5/22/2017, 2017 at 09:46 AM
6 reasons your teens life is more stressful than your own
Posted on May 5/22/2017, 2017 at 09:44 AM
One in five students are bullied at school
Posted on May 5/17/2017, 2017 at 09:00 AM
3 things every boy needs from his mom
Posted on May 5/12/2017, 2017 at 10:38 AM
5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids
Posted on May 5/12/2017, 2017 at 10:33 AM
3 places families should make PHONE FREE
Posted on April 4/28/2017, 2017 at 03:28 PM
Season Seven, Episode Sixteen, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
by Thom McKee Who would you rather be, Negan or Rick? Think about it. Negan has pretty much everything he wants, including immense power and access to most of the material things that people only enjoyed before the Zombie apocalypse.
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Digital Guardians
Can Tech Solve the Problems It Creates?
David R. Smith and Jonathan McKee

Putting a camera on a cell phone has been as world-changing as putting a man on the moon. After all, millions of young people have sabotaged themselves by sharing nude pics. 

Fortunately, there’s a new app to combat this problem. So parents and youth workers can relax, right?