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Thirteen Things to Talk to Your Teen About 13 Reasons Why A Parent’s Guide Episode 10: Side 5B Taking Responsibility & Comforting a Grieving Friend

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Thirteen Reasons Why, a video series based on a best-selling teen novel, is the story of a 17 year old girl, Hannah who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for each of the people who contributed to her decision to commit suicide.  This is the twelfth in a series of blogs that identify issues raised in each episode with some …

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Thirteen Things to Talk to Your Teen About 13 Reasons Why A Parent’s Guide Episode 9: Side 5A (Part 2) Sexual Assault

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Thirteen Reasons Why, a video series based on a best-selling teen novel, is the story of a 17 year old girl, Hannah who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for each of the people who contributed to her decision to commit suicide.  This is the eleventh in a series of blogs that identify issues raised in each episode with some …

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Thirteen Things to Talk to Your Teen About 13 Reasons Why A Parent’s Guide Episode 9: Side 5A (Part 1) Slut Shaming

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Thirteen Reasons Why, a video series based on a best-selling teen novel, is the story of a 17 year old girl, Hannah who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for each of the people who contributed to her decision to commit suicide.  This is the tenth in a series of blogs that identify issues raised in each episode with some …

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Thirteen Things to Talk to Your Teen About 13 Reasons Why: Episode 5-Respecting Boundaries & Gay Shaming

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Thirteen Reasons Why, a video series based on a best-selling teen novel, is the story of a 17 year old Girl, Hannah who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for each of the people who contributed to her decision to commit suicide.  This is the sixth in a series of blogs that identify issues raised in each episode with some …

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Family Time Movie Theater: Communication, Creativity and Work Ethic

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

Here are some movies that address communication, creativity and work ethic.  And one even includes kites! Mary Poppins (G)  You already know about this Queen of kid movies.  But you may not have paid attention to the lessons that are integrated throughout the movie. There is fun, frolicking, discipline, empathic parenting (or nannying as it were), dancing penguins, carousel horse …

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Family Time Movie Theater: Dissenting Opinions

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

Here are some movies that will show your kids how to disagree, and stand up for a principle (and, in one instance, fail dramatically).  It’s a Henry Fonda movie-thon! 12 Angry Men (NR, probably PG) Twelve men enter a jury room to determine the guilt or innocence of a teenage boy accused of murder. Initially, only one juror votes not …

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Family Time Movie Theater: Life Long Learning

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

There are several aspects of being a lifelong learner your teenager needs to consider. One aspect is the importance of being an informed and educated person, regardless of whether it is directly required by your job. Another aspect is to be prepared for the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that can occur in the course of your professional life. …

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Family Time Movie Theater: The Silence of Space

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

In honor of the Perseid meteor shower that is making it’s spectacular, yearly apperance this month, these movies have a space theme.  While there are LOTS of films with this theme, the focus of this list is on (mostly) what humans (or movie characters) have accomplished through bravery, sacrifice and perseverance (because why miss an opportunity to model the nobility …

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Family Time Movie Theater: Saving Grace of Character

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

The Saving Grace of character counteracts greed, cruelty, selfishness and theft. Here are some movies that show the power of a saving grace and some that show the devastation (both personal and social) of being a person of low character.   Saving Grace   The Firm (R) An idealistic law school graduate takes a lucrative job offer in a secretive …