What 10 Parents Learned When Their Child Was Caught in a Porn Trap [Part 1]

What 10 Parents Learned When Their Child Was Caught in a Porn Trap [Part 1]

In this 3-part series, follow along as 10 parents describe their journey of helping a child overcome the addictive pull of pornography—and the advice they hope to pass along. Over the past three months, I’ve listened to the profound stories shared by parents from homes across North America. They’ve told me about their amazing kids. Kids who are kind and considerate.… Read More Read more
Sexual Behavior in Children: What’s Normal? What’s Harmful?

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 Unravel Pornography’s Tricky Dual Emotions

Good Feelings Bad Feelings: Helping Kids Unravel 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
Perfection Not Required! How Parents in Recovery Can Help Their Kids Reject Porn

Perfection Not Required! How Parents in Recovery Can Help Their Kids Reject Porn

Many parents today know what it’s like to be caught in the trap of pornography as a kid – and then struggle with it as an adult. These moms and dads can feel unqualified to teach their children to reject pornography. This is especially true when a parent has not completely won the battle yet. It can feel hypocritical to warn their children about the dangers when they are still learning or have not been free for long.… Read More Read more
Screen Time and Mental Health: Simple Life Hacks for Raising Resilient Kids

Screen Time and Mental Health: Simple Life Hacks for Raising Resilient Kids

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
My Child’s Friend Has a Problem with Pornography! What Should I Do?

My Child’s Friend Has a Problem with Pornography! What Should I Do?

You’re probably taking great steps to safeguard your kids against pornography. Have you thought about how pornography may be affecting their friends? The odds of exposure may be even higher for kids who may not have had as much preparation as your kids. Since 88% of boys and 76% of girls see pornography before they are 18, your children will definitely have friends who have seen pornography.… Read More Read more