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Jim Liebelt

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Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
Multitasking Hinders Youth Social Skills

Tween girls who spend much of their waking hours switching frantically between YouTube, Facebook, television and text messaging are more likely to develop social problems, says a Stanford University study.

Only One in Four Kids Wear Sunscreen Regularly

A new study shows only 1 in 4 children regularly uses sunscreen.

Children Psychologically Damaged When Parents Fight Over Money

A study published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence confirms what many American children are likely feeling these days: When parents bicker over money, it seriously damages the kid’s well-being.

Divorce Causes "Irreparable Harm" to Children

A new study on divorce, confirms what most people already know – even if they are not willing to admit it: divorce causes “irreparable harm” to the whole family, but particularly to the children.

Fewer Teens Desperate to Drive

This generation of teens have fewer licensed drivers than recent generations. Expert suggests the Internet is the cause.

What's Hot? 1/27/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Teen Passengers Are Driving Distractions

New studies describe which teens are likely to drive with multiple friends, and how these passengers may affect teen drivers right before a crash.

One in Six Teen Moms Didn't Believe They Could Get Pregnant

In a new report, of teen moms who reported not using birth control, 31 percent said they did not believe they could get pregnant at the time.

Eight in Ten Teens Lie to Parents

Survey results from the Josephson Institute of Ethics on the values and ethical actions of more than 40,000 high school students, reveals eight in ten students have lied to their parents.

What's Hot? 1/20/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Teens Who Sleep Late Gain Most Weight

A new study shows that kids who go to bed late and rise late are most likely to gain weight.

Teenagers Sharing Paswords as Show of Affection

A New York Times article reveals a new trend in youth culture. Young couples are sharing passwords to email and social media accounts as a display of affection.

More Headphone-Wearing Pedestrians Hit by Cars

Serious injuries to pedestrians listening to headphones have more than tripled in six years, according to new research.

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

Teenage girls who are overweight or obese are significantly more likely to develop acne than their normal-weight peers, a new Norwegian survey suggests.

What's Hot? 1/13/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Teens Struggling to Find Elusive PT Jobs

No surprise here... the unemployment rate for 16-19-year-olds seeking jobs is almost 25%, as teens struggle to find part-time employment in poor economic times.

Study: Internet Dependency Alters Human Brain

In a new study, researchers found abnormalities in the brains of adolescents who spent many hours on the internet, to the detriment of their social and personal lives.

Population of Needy College Students is Exploding

Incoming college students have grown markedly more needy since the 2008 economic downturn.

Fisher Price Introduces Kid Tough Portable DVR

It was bound to happen... Fisher Price introduces a portable DVR player for toddlers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

What's Hot? 1/6/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

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