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  In the video above, Dr. James Dobson recalls a time in his teens when his parents gave him his first big taste of freedom. The principle in play was that if children are allowed to “test the waters” a little at a time they will be equipped and ready to handle responsibility once they find

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In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that rite all wrong? In this new film, CONNECT, Kirk Cameron asks if this generation of parents can blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the

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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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Last week, two Apple investors sent a letter to Apple, asking them to address the issue of smart phone addiction in children. The letter asked developers to take responsibility for their software and called on them to make changes. A number of studies have shown that smartphone software is addictive due to its availability and constant stream

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In response to the over 7 million Facebook users under the age of 13, Facebook released Messenger for Kids last week. The app, created for children ages 6-12, is similar to the original version and allows children to video chat, send photos & videos and message other contacts. Unlike the original version, the app has

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Have you ever been with your teen in the car and heard a sexually degrading song lyric or found yourself changing the channel during a family night? Next time you find yourself in a situation where a song or television show is controversial, ask your teen to interpret what moral is being compromised or challenged.

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The bottom line: Teens want to hang out with their friends. As a parent, it is important that you make your home a welcoming place for other teens so your children feel comfortable hanging out with friends within the safety and comfort of your watchful eye. This simple act of opening your home can make a profound

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According to a 2014 study published in JAMA Pediatrics, 59 percent of kids ages 10 to 14 have a TV in their bedroom and no one is telling them what to watch or not watch. The consequences of this oversight are far-reaching, affecting kids’ health and overall happiness. A recent study by Iowa State University published in Developmental Psychology found that

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Last fall the Abstinence Clearinghouse shared a campaign informing parents and educators of the sexually explicit content that has made its way into schools and libraries across the country. Libraries were created to be safe environments for children and individuals within communities to come together to pursue education and character development. They are now sharing

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Managing negative emotions in a healthy way can be difficult. For children and teens, it can be even more challenging because their brains are not fully developed. Fortunately, parents have a big influence on how their children grow emotionally. This article from Protect Young Minds suggests parents and children create “care tags.”  These tags include

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