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Posted: Dec 4, 2017

3 Secrets of Strong, Happy Kids (Psst! It’s Gratitude!)

Can gratitude re-wire your child’s brain for happiness and success? Can it instill greater willpower, reduce stress, and bolster emotional resilience? In an era of constant venting, bullying and toxic media bombardment, parents need every trick they can find to raise happy kids who are resilient to the stresses of social media, addiction, and increasing rates of suicide, especially among girls 10-14. Can gratitude help? Science says yes!
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Posted: Oct 30, 2017

A Challenge to Parents

I have noticed a marked difference in the willingness of mothers and fathers in addressing sexual purity with their children. I should clarify that I mean a willingness to start addressing sexual purity. Once they start, both seem quite willing to actively participate. Who is more willing to take on this challenge? In my experience, it is the women.
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Posted: Aug 28, 2017

How to Talk to Young Kids About Pornography

In today’s digitally saturated world, it’s not a question of IF kids will be exposed to porn; it’s a matter of WHEN. But how do we tackle this daunting conversation with our kids? Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds gives us the script we need to empower even the youngest children with their first internal filter.

How often do we snuggle with our little ones reading a story? It’s a familiar format and a safe place. The fact that we’re also talking about something important for their safety is just icing on the cake.
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Posted: May 3, 2016

This ain't Mayberry

Parent's are always trying to protect their kids. This is why we often can hear them saying things such as, "Don't eat the dog's food", "Please stop pulling things out of the cat's litter box", "If you eat too much candy you will vomit", "Please stop putting peanut butter on your sister", "Take the toilet seat off of your head" and most importantly, "Wear clean underwear, because you never know when you might get into a car accident".
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Posted: Apr 16, 2016

Kids, Fantasy & Emotions

Sexual fantasy is one thing I don't see a lot of parents addressing with their children. It's almost as if we've come to accept there's not a lot we can do to help them, so we stay silent on the issue. My wife and I dared to press into this concern with our children, and we found one tool to be particularly helpful to them.
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