The Plugged In Show, Episode 159: Tech and Teen Motivation & Enola Holmes 2

The Plugged In Show 159, Enola Holmes 2, teens & tech


If you’re parenting teenagers—and my wife and I are in the thick of that journey right now—you know that cracking the code on what motivates them can feel challenging at times. And as amazing as today’s omnipresent technology is, sometimes it seems as if all those devices and screens might be undermining teen motivation. How does technology (and all the content that streams through it) impact our kids’ willingness to attend to their responsibilities? And how to we navigate that territory as parents who want to shape their kids’ habits in positive, healthy ways? We talk about those questions and more in our first segment.

And in our second segment, Plugged In reviewer Bob Hoose is going to bring us up to speed on Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix, the sequel to the hit movie starring Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes’ mystery-solving little sister.

So give this week’s show a listen, then tell us what you think. How do you figure out what motivates your teens? What have you learned about how technology can be a bane or a boon in this area? And if you’ve watched Enola Holmes 2, what did you think?

You can share your thoughts on Plugged In’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, or shoot us an email at [email protected]. You can also contact Focus on the Family by phone at 800-A-FAMILY (800-262-3459) if there any family-oriented questions or issues you’d like to talk about. We’d love to hear from you.

And be sure to check out the links below related to our conversation this week!

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Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.