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Choosing Your Battles

Counselor Shelby Hall published an article through Focus on the Family describing a session with a frustrated mother who was sharing a heated conversation she had had with her teen. The mother finally said, “I know I have to pick my battles; I just don’t know which ones to pick.” “Her words reflect a common dilemma […]

How to Begin Parenting the Internet Generation

Research published by the University of Alberta reported about 90 percent of boys and 70% of girls, ages 13 to 14, have accessed porn at least once. Researchers also discovered 35% of boys reported viewing porn online “too many times to count.” On the same level, a study by the Pew Research Center indicated 30% of 17-year-olds have […]

Tips on Teaching Your Kids About Sex

Our culture paints a tremendously tainted version of sexuality. Blaring messages thrown around on TV, social media, and billboards must be challenged and confronted in the home. Our culture is not ashamed to talk about sexuality; therefore, parents cannot afford to be ashamed to address sexuality in the home. How you pursue and model relationships […]

Peer Pressure: Start the Conversation

The term peer pressure is used so frequently in our culture that many of us gloss over the phrase. Parents may assume their children are already aware of peer pressure and they have heard all the messages: Just say no. Don’t succumb to pressure. Believe in yourself. Be YOUnique. All of the cliches that hang on the walls of school cafeterias […]

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 […]