Today’s Talking Points
Looking for the perfect ice breaker or current event that you can use to start a conversation in your home? Look no further. We’ve already searched for the right topics, found the right articles and piled them up high for you. Below, you will find several great categories to choose from: sports, entertainment, celebrity blunders and more. Be sure to stop in at The Treasure Chest first.
The Treasure Chest
Whatever you talk about tonight, be sure to grab at least one item from the Treasure Chest category. When it comes to the consequential stuff, the Treasure Chest can make your job nearly effortless. It’s refreshed daily with the kind of national news items that involve kids. You can use these short articles to subtly address the hot button issues facing teens today. But it gets even better! If you’re interested in being a resource for your friends or community, you can make a list of today’s best stories and send it out to your friends. Save them time, and have have everyone hitting on the same topics. Check back daily. It’s never the same page.
What are today’s hottest movies, songs and entertainment news tidbits? Just take a second and check in here. Not only do we show you what the hottest movies are, we can direct you to local show times, and even help you surprise your family with tickets. Not sure if you’ve heard some of today’s top pop-songs? Just click on a title in the top ten list, and you can preview or purchase the song right from itunes. We’ve also included a few of today’s top entertainment news stories, just in case something interesting has popped up today.
Kids love sports. But if you’re like us, you don’t have time to stay on top of all the hot topics in today’s sports world. Never fear, just spend five minutes on this page, and you’ll be wowing you kid at the dinner table tonight. The sports section is full of news stories that are bound to impress your family’s sports fans. The best way to use this information is to simply encourage discussion. You can also use it to pad any of the more consequential conversations that you may be planning to discuss.
Celebrity Blunders and Bio’s
There are plenty of good celebrity role models out there, but you wont find them on this page. Celebrity Blunders and Bio’s provides you with a wealth of information that you can use to open up any number of conversations at home. From stints in rehab, to career ending overdoses, weapons offenses and domestic violence; you’ll find it all here. News topics are updated daily, and new celebrity bio’s are added every month or so. Be sure to check back often!
Straight From the Forums
While you were gone, our forums have been hopping. This page contains updates on some of the new topics and comments recently posted in the MpoweredParent forums section. Its a quick way to check out what what trends and topics are popping in our online community.
Get The Facts
Take a look at any of the online lesson plans that we’ve prepared for you. You’ll find that we’ve included some specifically tailored talking points for you to use regarding each particular topic. These talking points will be displayed at the bottom of selected pages in the lesson plan. We’ve also put them all together for you on the last page of each lesson plan. If you need a talking point about marijuana, just go to our “Get The Facts” section and click on Marijuana. Then jump to the “Marijuana Talking Points Page” where you will find a goldmine of valuable tidbits.
Several times per week, sometimes several times per day, our website is updated with new information submitted by contributing authors. These short articles are authored by professionals in the field, freelance writers, organization members and dedicated parents just like you. The range of subjects discussed is very diverse, ranging from organizational strategies, to profiling local hero’s and discussing substance abuse treatment. After reading the article, you are invited to join in and comment on the topic or piece. Want to get published yourself? You can submit your work, along with a resume and application, by completing an online form.