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Responding to Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children

More children are mimicking inappropriate pornography-inspired sexual behavior. Behavior that they do not fully comprehend but have not been taught to process. Sexual behaviors are being mimicked in the same way other behaviors are mimicked by children. According to a recent article by Dawn Hawkins of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), “The real blame in such cases rests on

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Sex Education: Working With Your School Board

    School board members play a crucial role when it comes to deciding sex education curriculum. The following suggestions, from the book Abstinence 101, can assist you in working with your school board in the area of sex education. Do your homework. It is important to know the process in which your school district chooses

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The Pondering Preschooler

Establishing a strong line of communication with your child means helping them to start developing their ability to express themselves early. Young children benefit from “thick” conversations. Thick conversations are characterized by giving children many chances to speak and communicate, asking open-ended questions, encouraging them to think and imagine and having many back-and-forth exchanges. Here are

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Summer Family Bucket List

With only half the summer season remaining, planning for an intentional last few weeks of summer is a great investment for your family. Download a free, printable Summer Family Bucket List template and start brainstorming and creating a list of activities your family would like to complete together. Here are a few summer bucket list

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10 Body Safety Rules for Children

Read Child Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill” to learn more about how to talk to your children about body safety and sexual abuse. *Infograph created by Safely Ever After Inc.  

Hundreds Abused in Chicago School System: Report

Hundreds of Chicago Public School (CPS) students were sexually abused by employees over the past ten years, according to a Chicago Tribune report published earlier this month. Based on police data, both public and confidential records, and interviews with alleged victims, the report found more than 500 allegations of sexual abuse and rape at CPS over the last decade. Since

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Show Dogs Re-Cut Version Still Grooms Children to Accept Abuse

    Global Road announced that a re-cut version of the PG-rated family film Show Dogs would be released over Memorial Day weekend. Numerous parenting blogs and organizations took issue with a subplot involving the lead undercover police dog, Max, as he was taught to become comfortable with strangers touching his genitals in preparation for an undercover

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Parents and Grandparents: Starting a No Tech Time

At the Clearinghouse we often encourage parents to schedule “no tech times.” One dad recently told me that his daughter told him that she looks forward to the nights that she doesn’t have to worry about her phone. Her dad asked why she thought it was such a relief to not have her phone and

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Child of Divorce

In this video by Culture Project, a man explains what he wrestled with as a teenager following his parents divorce. The questions he struggled with were crippling and left him wondering if there was hope in his future marriage. This video describes the importance of finding a mentor and the implications of seeking out individuals who will help

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How to Set Up Parental Controls on Netflix

    Follow along with the video above or read the instructions below to learn how you can set parental controls on your families Netflix account. Go to Netflix.com and log in using the admin username and password. The settings can only be changed by the administrator on the account, which is the person set

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