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The Point: Know Your Teen’s Language


John Stonestreet

Do you know the language your teen is speaking?

At last week’s Teen Choice Awards, “Riverdale” dominated, Anna Kendrick threw shade at Ryan Reynolds, and Chris Pratt said loving God was his “thing.” American teens voted on winners in categories such as “Choice Female Artist,” “Choice Male Hottie,” and “Choice Hissy Fit.”

American pop culture might be trivial, but it’s the air many kids live and breathe—and it’s shaping their answers to very important questions. The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air tonight, August 20. Sexualized performances are typical, and last year’s VMAs addressed issues like racism, body image, and mental health.

Keeping up with pop culture can be overwhelming. That’s why our friends at Axis have created the Culture Translator, a free, weekly update about the latest happenings in pop culture, technology, and media. Just enter your name and email at the link above, and you’ve got an easy way to keep up with the ideas that are influencing your kids on a daily basis.



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