In Part 2 (of 3) of my "High School Survival Guide," I share some thoughts on the power and influence of the culture around us, as well as an embarrassing story from my own adolescence. In addition to the question, "What is wisdom and truth and where do we find them?", I also encourage my students to ask themselves...
What am I consuming?
Tik tok, Youtube, Instagram, Netflix--the list of possible ways to entertain ourselves and consume media these days goes on and on. It's easy to consume pop culture without even thinking about how it influences us. So I always challenge my upcoming high school students to pay attention to what they consume.
If possible, watch this video with your teen; I hope that it opens up dialogue between you and your high schooler and offers a grounding truth as you all navigate this season. In case you missed it, make sure to watch the first video in this series!