All Things Teen
We're all about teenagers, because we're all about making the next generation, the greatest generation. We've worked with teens for over 20 years, and in that amount of time we've racked up some great stories and life lessons, and we simply must share. So if you're in the mood to read about what the next generation is up to, check back frequently. Enjoy!
The Death of Pretty
Sexy versus beauty. Hot versus pretty. Girls in today's society are constantly challenged to pick between the two, and more girls than ever prefer to be sexy and hot rather than pretty and beautiful. Being sexy and hot requires extreme efforts to become something you are not. Sex appeal and hotness consequently, is fleeting.
Society prefers sex appeal over character, integrity, innocence and virtue. Being beautiful means you exemplify great character and integrity. What's on the inside beautifies the outside. I am constantly telling young ladies in our middle and high schools, "Button up your shirt, put the mirrors away, put your combs up too, and that's enough eyeliner. You are more than your looks. You are beautiful just the way you are." Instead of focusing in English class and learning subject-verb agreement, prepositional phrases, and how to properly construct a research paper, our young ladies are focused on their appearance. They are way more concerned with getting a male's attention than getting a clear understanding of their GPA. I mean seriously, who can blame them while growing up in a culture where sex appeal for a woman seems to be valued over everything? Girls," Please bring back the pretty," is Pat Archbold's plead. Read The Death of Pretty if you'd like more info on this topic.