Teaching Boys Courage

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Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face uncertainty, difficulty, intimidation, danger, or pain with or without fear. In fact, true courage may be doing something we fear despite our fear. Courage is also generally considered interchangeable with bravery, which is the ability to stand up for what is [Read More...]

Building Our Daughter’s Self-esteem

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“You’re beautiful.” It’s something most parents say to their daughters. Sounds harmless… right? But those words have ramifications many parents don’t even think about. Does your daughter believe she’s beautiful? Sadly, in a world bombarded with unattainable images of what beauty should be, I don’t know many teen girls who truly think they’re beautiful. Why [Read More...]

But Mom, It’s Clean

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“Mom, can I download this song?” How do you answer this question? Better yet, how do we teach our kids to make good media decisions with the movies, songs and TV shows they absorb? The key is in one word… [Read more...]

Provoking Conversations with Teenagers

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Provoking teenagers probably isn’t on your to-do list today, but if you’re a parent of a teen, then you would probably give your left arm for a recipe to provoke meaningful conversations with your son or daughter. Here’s a peek at what this actually looks like… [Read more...]

Dress Like a Slut

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Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.”   -Cady, Mean Girls It’s almost Halloween and the pressure is on for our teen and tween girls—the same pressure they face in the sexual rat race of the [Read More...]

College Men: What You Need to Know About Finances

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  How do you develop a wise, skillful approach to finances? It’s not as confusing as it often seems. Basically there are six main areas about money to study and learn about. Keep these six areas in balance, and your finances will fall into place. Here are the basics: 1.      Spending By itself, money is [Read More...]

Crazy about The Walking Dead

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Once upon a time there was a comic titled, The Walking Dead. The comic became a TV show… and the TV show exploded into an epidemic. Last Sunday night was the Season 4 premiere of this immensely popular show, and it wasn’t just a handful of comic book nerds watching it. In fact, more viewers [Read More...]

Teaching Our Kids to Kill Prostitutes

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He’s only 12-years old, but Grandma doesn’t know what M-rated means. She just knows this is the video game he’s been talking about for weeks, so she buys it for him. In the solitude of his bedroom, he begins play. Twenty minutes later his character beeps his horn and the prostitute gets in the car. [Read More...]


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