He Said All the Right Things That Changed Her Life

She had a huge crush on the boy. She was only 9 but he was much older. A mere 14 years of age but old enough to know what he was doing. Picking up on the fact that she didn’t feel good about herself, he honed in on her crush and took advantage of it.…

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Every Single Day….

If you’re a dad and you think that your role is not that important as a parent, please watch this video!   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8d8z3yX6eI#t=38]

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ELLO, it’s more like GOODBYE!

Recently a new site has been making waves to out-do the most infamous social site, Facebook. With ELLO in the wings to take upon those who have flown the coop from Facebook, it has also been making quite a few choices that are sending red flags to parents. Although ELLO is now apparently an “invitation…

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Letter to His Divorced Parents

Divorce brings more emotional damage than the loss of a parent through death.  Parents think that if they give enough love to their child or teen, that it will solve any or all future problems.  False.  Please view this video for a reality check.  What this young boy shares is what most teens feel. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbTFZ8cvHo4]

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Tired and Weary of the Fight – Is it Worth It?

As parents of teens who are troubled or in crisis, we often tire and get to a point where we ask, “When does it stop? When will it change? Will my teen ever get better?” Those are the questions that most of us can ask even on a daily basis. It is heart wrenching to…

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Abusing Your Gift – Thinking of You Jake

Playing favorites and calling your child disrespectful names is no laughing matter. Preparing his future as if he will be worthless and only problematic is something no parent should be joking about either. Unfortunately, it is to a famous reality TV mother (Brandi Gandville) who publicly bashed her son who is only 7. In a…

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Slamming Her Head In Fear

Slamming her head into the floor over and over with hysterical crying, the helper in the toddler room frantically looked for me to come get her. It was only minutes beforehand that I had dropped her off to the class before entering the sanctuary for church. I had not thought of what repercussions there would…

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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

I would like to promote a new book by Jayneen Sanders called, “Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept”.  The author saw a special need for many children and parents who did not have available a good teaching tool on self-protection as well as learn how to speak up and against sexual abuse. This book can…

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Sheltered into Rebellion

In my years as a parent of teens, I have met many wonderful parents along the way who truly love their children. However, I have also met loving parents who based their parenting style on fear of the outside world or what they perceive as bad, having chosen instead to shelter their children. As loving…

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