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Posted: Sep 15, 2016

Why Story Matters

It seems we've lost our understanding of the importance of story, particularly when it comes to educating our children. Adults, whether in school, church or home, pile up facts to convince young people about what is right or wrong. We want to show them evidence of how things can go badly if they do not choose the path we lay out in front of them. Then we are surprised when they don't seem to listen.

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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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Posted: Jan 8, 2016

Hypocrites Make Good Mentors for Kids

Most parents I talk to whole heartedly agree that their kids need help navigating the sexually explicit 21st Century. But most that I observe end up leaving their children to fend for themselves. The may punish them if they are caught looking at pornography or sexting, but that does little good in the long run.
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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

Should I Tell My Child About Pornography?

Part 2

It's inevitable: the media (and often friends) will arouse your kids' curious about sexualized images. But if these outside influences introduce your child to the XXX world, you may never find out until it's too late. Instead of prevention, now you're talking about recovery. (Believe me, I've heard countless stories to back this up.)
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