What 10 Parents Learned When Their Child Was Caught in a Porn Trap [Part 3]

What 10 Parents Learned When Their Child Was Caught in the Porn Trap [Part 3]

In this 3-part series, 10 parents give their unique perspective on helping a child overcome the addictive pull of pornography. Today, in our final segment, they describe the transformations that have taken place since beginning this journey. As well, advice on what can be done to protect future generations from the harms of pornography.… Read More Read more

Helping the Kid Who Doesn’t Want Help

Nothing has caused me to feel more powerless than my little toddler. You’ve had those situations, right? Like the car seat. It’s time to buckle in and she planks. A full-grown man hunched over a tiny girl, with no chance of success. I’m a big bad wolf blowing at a two-year-old brick house. I tell her to stop (as if my desires weren’t already obvious).… Read More Read more

What 10 Parents Learned When Their Child Was Caught in the Porn Trap [Part 2]

In this 3-part series, follow along as 10 parents describe when they discovered their child looking at inappropriate things and their journey of helping a child overcome the addictive pull of pornography—and the advice they hope to pass along. Today, we’ll examine the difficult emotions that real parents of children caught in the porn trap go through. Plus, the joy and sweetness they experience when healing and recovery begins for all.… Read More Read more

Sexual Behavior in Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

This post was originally published on April 27, 2017 and updated on April 4, 2019. Playing “doctor” is a common sign of normal curiosity in children. Little girls and little boys want to see each other’s private parts. That’s pretty harmless when you’re dealing with 5-year-olds. But what happens when a 10-year-old boy cajoles a 7-year-old girl into a bathroom and wants to put their private parts together?… Read More Read more

Good Feelings Bad Feelings: Helping Kids Decode Pornography’s Tricky Dual Emotions

I remember the first time I saw pornography. You probably do, too. I was nineteen, at a bachelorette party, and very confused by my emotions at the time. I felt caught between arousal and disgust as I watched the scenes unfold before me. How could something that initially sent a rush of good feelings leave me feeling so gross inside? These days, children a decade younger than I was have been exposed to content that may be even more shocking.… Read More Read more

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