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Bill Requiring Parental Notice Prior to Sex Education Courses

A new proposal has been brought forth in New Hampshire requiring parents to get advance notice before sex education is taught in the classroom. The bill recently passed in the state Senate and is now headed to the governor of New Hampshire. According to one article, “parents can already opt their child out of any course […]

Four Ways You Can Protect Your Children From Sexual Abuse

According to Kristen Jenson, founder of Protect Young Minds, abuse can happen to anyone. No one can completely protect a child from abuse. Jenson goes on to report that 93% of perpetrators are known by the victim. Click HERE to read more on how to identify the warning signs of perpetrators. So how can parents be pro-active in training their […]

The Digital Dating Revolution

Dating in a world of digital communication has put a spin on teen relationships. In an article published by Focus on the Family, one mother reported that she was stunned to learn that dating to her daughter meant Facebook messaging with a boy in her class and changing her status to “in a relationship.” According […]

Have You Had ‘The Prom Talk’ With Your Teen?

With spring comes the anticipation of prom season for thousands of teens. Formal attire is purchased, hair appointments are scheduled and arrangements to take pictures at a unique location are made in preparation for the big day. Amidst all the excitement, do not lose the opportunity to talk to your teen about the pressures they may […]

4 Reminders for Stressed Parents

Parents be encouraged: Someday, you will look back on this difficult period of conflict and be thankful that you stayed on course! Here are four of Dr. James Dobson’s eight reminders for stressed parents: 1. You are not to blame for the temperament with which your child was born.  Your child is simply a tough kid to handle […]

Parents Beware of Roblox

  A new game, Roblox, is gaining popularity among children ages 8-12. Roblox allows children to “create adventures, play games, role play and learn with their friends.” So what do parents need to be aware of? The game has a chat feature that allows predators to approach children online. It is also possible to use one’s avatar to […]

Teach The X-Plan To Your Teen

Parents all over the country are sharing the X-Plan on social media, an idea coined by Bert Fulk, a youth pastor in West Virginia. The concept is simple: give your kids a way to escape peer pressure without completely ruining their social status. Bert Fulks’ blog post “X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)” explains how and why […]

How Do You React When Your Child Admits to Watching Porn?

“No parent looks forward to the day their child admits to watching porn for the first time, but such a scenario is inevitable today,” John Fort wrote in a recent article. The article, entitled How to React the First Time Your Child Admits to Watching Porn, helps parents plan their initial reaction and their conversation […]

Warn Your Children

50 Shades Darker opens in movie theaters across the country next week. This movie, based on the 50 Shades of Grey book trilogy, tells the story of fictional lovers Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Parents be aware; this is not your typical fairy-tale romance. The film 50 Shades Darker paints a distorted, dangerous image of love. Not […]

Treasuring the Latency Period

You may have heard of “the latency period” and wondered what the latency period is and how long it should last? St. John Paul II referred to the latency period as the years of innocence. He also claimed that this stage spans into adolescence. Everything in this culture wants to violate those years of innocence.The […]