Shaping Youth is Expanding: Sneak Peek and Needs Please?

Feb 22, 2011 Breaking into The Power of Play series for a sneak peek into what's occupying so much of my time...expanding Shaping Youth's web presence. No secret that I’m a media maven that's media … [Read more...]

State of Our Nation’s Youth Report Released: Teens Up/Down

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society.  The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."  ~Gil Stern It’s not often that I heave-ho a bunch of … [Read more...]

Wrapping Up The Gift of Time In A Media Package

Dec. 7, 2016 Update: We had our collegiate buddy binge-fest with the Gilmore Girls 'Year in the Life" Netflix Revival this Thanksgiving, so for those mother-daughter pairs who can't get enough of the … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth in the Rockies

I'll be blogging about the wired vs. wayward hiking environs of taking two tweens to the Rockies this past week but am a bit backlogged with content. Whenever you see the airplane icon it means … [Read more...]

Parents Action seeks input for school violence summit

With the Amish story remaining headline news, you may want to check in with your children about how their own schools are reacting to this topic, or what they've gleaned from the media messages. I … [Read more...]

Amish school shooting: Copycat or coincidence?

Has the world gone mad? "Girls executed, boys let go.” No more media deconstructing for me. I’ll be reporting ‘positive picks’ for media messaging the rest of the week … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth launches in 2007

Heads up. When media producers spotlight their own, a backlash has begun. Junk food marketing. Consumerism. Body image. Vapid Values. Growing up too soon. Pick your own hot button and get ready to … [Read more...]

Who is Shaping Youth?

We all are. And that's what this nonprofit, nonpartisan, non-religious based organization is about. As media and marketing producers and consumers (that covers just about all of us!) we're … [Read more...]