… Read More Read more Has your school announced a closure? Are you worried? Your first question might be, “What am I going to do with these kids?!”
Already an estimated 22,000 schools have closed or are scheduled to close due to COVID-19 and yours may be next. Honestly, this is very discombobulating! Your family will be disoriented and you’ll need to find ways to normalize to this new reality..… Read More Read more I recently surveyed a group of parents to discover the reasons they avoid discussions about pornography with children. One of the top responses was, “I’m afraid I’ll make my child uncomfortable.” This surprised me at first! But as I reflected on my own parenting, I saw similar behaviors on my part. None of us enjoy putting our kids in uncomfortable situations. … Read More Read more If your child begged to go out to play on a cold, rainy day, what would you be sure they were wearing? How about a warm sweater, woolly socks, a sturdy raincoat, tall rubber boots, and big umbrella?
Those items are protective factors that will keep you child cozy and dry enough to enjoy the stormy day without being miserable or getting sick. The environment our kids are growing up in now is a downpour of blatantly sexual media, technology gone rogue, and predatory behavior!… Read More Read more Technology! It’s changed our lives, hasn’t it? Smartphones, social media, apps and more – they have so many amazing benefits. That’s why practically everyone uses them! At the same time, too much of a good thing can turn into a harmful thing.
Many parents are wondering, “Does technology harm children’s mental health?”
As exciting, innovative technology continues to unfold, an unfortunate trend is also rising: more mental health problems in children.… Read More Read more 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 there is one instance where I have learned to always welcome tattling — when one of my daughters warns me about a potential danger her sister may be experiencing online.… Read More Read more