When your child gives your parenting a failing grade: The power of vulnerable parenting

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“How would you rate my parenting on sensitive subjects?” Who amongst us would have the guts to ask such a question? We have enough fears about our we are doing as parents without having our kids confirm them! Marilyn Evans however, needed to know. And when her son gave her a failing grade she was brave enough to make changes. She … Read More

How one mom is creating a “Digital Well” for moms to help each other parent the smartphone generation

STF AdminChildren, Community, Parenting1 Comment

Melody Bergman is a normal mom. Because normal moms burn the pizza, get lost on the way to soccer practice, and have to answer the question, “What do I do when my child is exposed to pornography”. But Melody Bergman is also a hero in our eyes. Because instead of throwing her hands up and just complaining about how hard … Read More

Talk Today, Safer Tomorrow

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Talking to your kids about pornography can be tricky and intimidating. As a parent, the idea that you might say the wrong thing makes many of us scared to say anything. But as the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Just starting the conversation, no matter how much you initially fumble it or feel … Read More

The Parent Trap: Inadvertently Reinforcing Shame

STF AdminChildren, Community, Freedom, Healthy Sexuality, Relationships1 Comment

By Marilyn Evans: I’ve been thinking a lot about shame lately. And how it’s such a BIG obstacle for kids striving to let go of the compulsive habit to use porn. Shame floods the mind with negative thoughts and self-doubt. —”I’m no-good, I’m unlovable, I’m worthless, I’m stupid…” the list goes on. To meet our young people in their crisis, … Read More

7 Great Gifts To Fight Porn

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By Strength to Fight Staff: This Christmas, like so many Christmas’ past, many many many gifts will be exchanged. Some will be lovely and thoughtful, others will be gaudy and poorly thought out. Some sadly will be problematic: iPads given to kids unprepared for the internet; smartphones given to teens with no thought to how it might affect them. There … Read More

The Number 1 Thing Your Child Needs to Be Safe

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A Parent. It sounds trite, but it really is that straightforward. I didn’t say simple, or easy, but yes it’s straightforward. Your child needs you to be their parent. They don’t need you to be their friend. That’s what their peers are for. Children are not honest or vulnerable with their friends. Children don’t run to their friends with big … Read More