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What My Assault Taught Me about How I Will Speak to My Children About Consent

“Here are tips to have age-appropriate conversations with children about their bodies, consent, emotional regulation, and coping.”

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23 Influential SoCal Moms Who Inspire Us

These phenomenal SoCal women are rocking motherhood!

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Sorry, Not Sorry: Why Girls Need to Stop Apologizing

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You may have heard of a “little” best seller called, Girl, Stop Apologizing (2019) by multi-media company founder, Rachel Hollis. I don’t’ know about you but I’ve read it three times now, going on four. Hollis, speaker, author,…

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Why Your Kid Should Read and Celebrate Banned Books

Our friends at Common Sense Media are breaking down the positive reasons to celebrate banned books—among them, practicing and defending the freedom of speech and choice—freedoms that Americans hold dear and are worth standing up for.

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These Celebs Are the Best Secret Santas Ever

These celebs give back in a huge way.

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Taylor Swift’s Performance for 2,000 Foster Kids Shows Her Immense Generosity

Taylors Swift’s thoughtful act made more than a just few fans’ dreams come true.

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Classic ’80s TV Shows That Are Still Totally Cool

Whether you were a Care Bear kid or a Punky peep, now’s the time to get your brood on board with all your childhood favorites.

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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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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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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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International Day of the Girl: Let’s Empower our Boys

Yesterday was ‘International Day of the Girl’. A day to “honor girls and work to improve their lives.” A day for “sharing inspiration and spreading awareness.” 
I just saw a tweet by Katy Perry saying, “empower a girl, change the world.”…

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If I Hear “Locker Room Talk” One More Time…

For the first time, my ten year old is really interested in the presidential election. She’s asking more questions, trying to figure out how everything works, and she’s been begging to watch a debate to see and understand things for herself. This…

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