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Should Your Child Play Fortnite?

Should you allow your children to play the video game Fortnite? With over 40 million Fortnite: Battle Royale players worldwide, understanding the basic premise of the game is a must. A recent article, published by Counter Cultural Mom suggests that the games thrill of victory and agony of defeat can be quite addictive for young gamers still working on developing self-control.

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Pearson’s Social Emotional Learning Messages in Student Software

Publishing giant Pearson recently released that the company had been inserting “social-psychological interventions” into its learning software throughout 2017. According to an article by Education Week, Pearson’s most recent research involved more than 9,000 unwitting students at 165 different colleges and universities without consent from participating institutions or individuals. The article states that “the company embedded ‘growth-mindset’ and other psychological

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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.

What My Parents Don’t Know About Social Media

A teacher recently asked her 9th-grade students to anonymously finish the statement “What my parents don’t know about social media is…” The students responses proved to be both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Over 80% of the students wrote that they have social media accounts even though they were instructed by their parents not to have accounts. One student wrote

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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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Being a Safe Source for Conversation

Setting a precedent for how you respond to a teen’s shortcomings and questions is an important indicator of how a teen can expect you to respond to future shortcomings and questions. Your teen will be more apt to see you as a safe source when you show that you care to listen and attempt to understand their world. How

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Why Kid’s Need Boundaries

In the video above, Dr. James Dobson illustrates the connection between those who are inadequately exposed to healthy “barriers” and “boundaries” of behavior as children, and those who as young adults excessively wander and meander through their formative years in search of meaning.

Child Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill”

When it comes to emergency preparedness, the value of discussing a safety plan with children is invaluable. Children are often taught where to go in case of a fire at school, to go into the basement if they hear a tornado siren and to seek cover during an earthquake. Children know these things because parents teach

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Teaching Independence

  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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Kirk Cameron: CONNECT

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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