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News Flash: Being Away from Your Baby Won’t Break Them

Turns out, all that “science” claiming attachment parenting will turn your little humans into happy adults isn’t actually true.

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23 Influential SoCal Moms Who Inspire Us

These phenomenal SoCal women are rocking motherhood!

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Let’s Talk About Text: How to Prepare Preteen Girls for the Pressure to Sext

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“What exactly is sexting?” one mom asked me the other day, with a hint of embarrassment. I assured her not to worry as the digital lexicon changes as fast as her preteen’s moods and energy levels. I explained…

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How Parents Can Empower Their Kids in the Era of #MeToo

Here’s what parents should tell sons and daughters alike when it comes to the #MeToo movement and their personal safety.

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10 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

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Perspective is a cruel thing. Often by the time we have it, we can only pass on what we know, as time is gone. Sometimes, though, the big picture can be a comfort. Just think, if we knew…

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe in School, Sports and Camp

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As parents, we must do our own due diligence and not rely solely on others to keep our kids safe. Youth-Serving Organizations, including schools, after-school programs, camps, sports, and businesses that cater to children are Mandatory Reporters and…

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From Kindergarten to College Sports: How to Protect your Kids

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Predators deliberately seek employment and volunteer positions where they will gain the trust of kids, their parents and everyone around them. Parents need to be mindful of this when placing their kids in sports, camps, or youth-serving organizations.…

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Why You Need to Discuss “Safe” and “Unsafe” Touch

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Every parent’s worst fear is having their child subjected to sexual harassment and defilement.
In many communities, most especially traditional ones where the culture keeps kids at bay by the unsaid kids-are-to-be-seen-but-not-heard, listen-to-your-elders, treat-your-elders-with-respect mentality,…

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: 5 Common Parenting Mistakes and Their Soution

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We lived in the 21st century. We consider ourselves as a highly developed, highly intellectual people, who are busy in exploring the latest technology every day. Nowadays, we have more options than ever before in creating new ways…

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Understanding Digital Dating Abuse and What It Means for Kids

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Being a parent means not only having the responsibility of teaching our kids but educating ourselves as well. Ever heard the term “digital dating abuse”? I am a child and victim advocate and yet this term is…

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What I See When I Look at Back to School Photos on Facebook

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Late August through early September, the back-to-school pics flood Facebook and other social media. With our busy lives, social media has become the most efficient way to stay in touch. I enjoy watching the kids grow through…

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On Target and How I’m Parenting Through Controversial Issues

When abuse is your first memory, it colors who you are.
I was molested when I was a preschooler, and it has rippled through my life ever since. The “predator” was a 17-year-old kid who lived across the street. And…

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