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Snapchat Made Easy for Parents

Snapchat Made Easy for Parents

The number of social media platforms is dizzying! Out of all of them, why should you pay attention to Snapchat? Because in the past couple of years, Snapchat has taken over as the clear favorite of teens. That’s right, 45% of teens say Snapchat is their go-to social...

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A Surprising Ally to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

A Surprising Ally to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

If you have more than one child, you’ve probably grown accustomed to hearing, “Moooooooom, Adam hit me!” or “Daaaaaaaaaad, Sarah said a bad word!” If you’re like me, you hear the drawn out syllables of your name and immediately groan—will this tattling ever end? But...

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5 Ways Kids’ Brains are Super Susceptible to Porn

5 Ways Kids’ Brains are Super Susceptible to Porn

“What’s the most important thing to know about the effects of pornography on kids?” Dr. Jennifer Brown, mom to 5 growing boys, doesn’t hesitate to share her well-founded opinion on that question! She insists that parents and policy makers need to understand 2 facts:...

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Let’s Talk About Sex: 8 Books to Read Together

Let’s Talk About Sex: 8 Books to Read Together

How do you feel when you think about teaching your kids about sex? Talking to kids about sex is one of the most challenging conversations for parents to begin! All kids learn about sex somehow, but it makes a big difference if they hear it from you. You can prepare...

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Boundaries: Helping Kids Feel Safe

Boundaries: Helping Kids Feel Safe

We’re grateful for this week’s post by “Coach Sarah,” a certified coach who helps women set boundaries as they heal from betrayal trauma. Find out how she mentors her son to deal with his own trauma by helping him set boundaries. Excellent advice for all parents! My...

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I Was Sold on Backpage.com: The Story of Jane Doe

I Was Sold on Backpage.com: The Story of Jane Doe

No one knows the real number of children prostituted every year in the United States. Estimates are between 100,000 to 300,000. These are children bought and sold for sex in our own backyard. And, until last week, Backpage.com, an online classified ad platform, was...

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Three Ways to Guard Against Child Sexual Abuse

Three Ways to Guard Against Child Sexual Abuse

Earlier this year a nation was rocked as it heard testimony against Larry Nassar (former Michigan State University faculty member) from almost 100 victims who endured sexual abuse under his care. The connection between pornography and child sexual abuse cannot be...

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5 Sneaky Locations Porn Finds Kids

“Use the buddy system; look both ways before you cross the street; come straight home after school; and stay clear of the porn dealers lurking on your path!” Ok, so you wouldn’t say it like that… but we do need to remind our kids how to recognize and reject...

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