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Family Structure and Child Development Study

A study published in the European Journal of Population shows how family structure can impact child development. The study revealed that children raised with their father in an intact, biological family grow up experiencing better socio-economic outcomes opposed to children raised by single mothers or stepfathers. Click HERE to read more.

The Words of a Father

“There is something special and powerful about the words that are spoken between a father and his children,” JT Waresak wrote in a Focus on the Family article. “Children and teens crave and need affirmation from both their parents,” Waresak continued. “If not received and known, our sons will often withdraw within themselves, while our daughters will

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7 Steps to Using Social Media for Fatherhood Programs

Social media can be an important component of your fatherhood program for recruiting, engaging, and retaining fathers. In this webinar, created by National Fatherhood Initiative’s Maggie Spain and Melissa Steward, you can learn how to begin using social media to recruit fathers and what content will help enhance your program delivery. Click HERE to watch the webinar now!

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need to Know

  A Royal Stand Against Pornography

Many Women’s Battle

“Being a woman who struggles with lust can feel like being alone in a crowded room,” Marian Jacobs wrote in a recent article. “You think you are the only one tempted when you watch that movie and read that book. Yet the opposite is true.” Jacobs goes on to explain that lust must be redefined. Claiming

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Cosmo Glamorizes Sexual Promiscuity

The Journal of Law and Social Deviance (LSD), a peer-reviewed journal affiliated with Florida International University, recently published an article, The ‘Cosmo Girl’ Invades Middle Schools: Grooming Girls for Disease and Depression. Author and researcher Dr. Judith Reisman describes how Cosmopolitan, supposedly aimed at adult women, uses teen television stars and teen influencers on its covers to lure young women

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A Father’s Influence

Fathers, you have more influence than you can imagine! No matter how old your little girl is, she still needs an example of a spiritual leader and a positive role model. Here are a few tips for you as you continue to pursue and protect your daughter’s heart: Schedule Time What gets in the way of

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Suicide Prevention

This video, created by Mayo Clinic, shows teens describing common warning signs exhibited by a teen who is considering suicide. The video also includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide. Learn how you can communicate directly and immediately. For more information about how you can recognize red flags congruent

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Parenting Through Spring Break

Spring Break presents a great opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about hook-up culture, sexual assault, binge drinking and drug use. Research affirms that your voice as a parent matters to your teen. Studies show that teens whose parents frequently talk to them about substance abuse are 50 percent less likely to try alcohol or drugs.

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Is your child being solicited by the Fifty Shades franchise?

When the first Fifty Shades of Grey film, based on the book series, was released three years ago, a new view of love and romance was formed in the minds of those exposed to the story. The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise cultivates and normalizes rape myths, psychological grooming for abuse and sexual violence. In the age

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