Teens and the Alluring Chemistry of the Digital World

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Michael Simon

Michael Simon: It's very hard to “opt out” of the digital world, because the digital world is more than just our interaction with digital media and devices. Our transactions as humans in the world right now are without a doubt being shaped by the dominant technologies, platforms and applications in the digital realm, just as we are busy shaping those technologies. I recently spent 20 hours on a plane, 3 hours on a train, and hiked 3 hours into a rain forest. As I sat listening to the sound of the rain—hoping I wouldn't get washed away—I caught a faint “whooshing” sound in the distance. Turn out it was another hiker, sending a text message.

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Who Trusts You, Baby? Not Millennials, Evidently

Posted on March 09, 2014 by Michael Simon

A new study by Pew Research (Social & Demographic Trends) released on March 7, 2014, revealed the ways Millennials—emerging adults, age 18 to 33—see and respond to the world around them. Pew Research has been following this age group for over a decade and while the results of the surveys are relatively consistent over time, they differ in some surprising ways from previous generations, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation. (The parameters for each descriptive category are found here.)

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Michael Simon Interview in Huffington Post

Posted on June 08, 2012 by Michael Simon

June 8, 2012--Huffington Post author Annie Spiegelman recently interviewed author Michael Simon about his new book on parenting adolescents, The Approximate Parent: Discovering the Strategies That Work with Your Teenager. To read the full article, please follow this link to the Huffington Post Parents Section.   

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