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Helping Teens Change Rape Culture

Thanks to the presidential election, the news lately has been full of women’s stories of unwanted sexual attention from men. In response, Canadian writer Kelly Oxford amassed thousands of voluntary accounts of women’s first experiences with assault and harassment. Most took place when the women were minors, and involved trusted coaches, hairdressers, neighbors and … [Read More...]


Do Video Games Make Kids More Violent?

Since the inception of video games, and all creative media for that matter, we as a society have questioned what type of content is acceptable for children and young adults. At what age is it okay for children to be exposed to violence and other possibly adult themes? Will this exposure lead to deviant behavior? Here's a look at the issue and suggestions for what point … [Read More...]


The Fun of Fear and Why it’s Good to be Bad

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Swoosh! The boy swooped down from the monkey bars, his face smeared with fresh fake blood. He was wearing a long black cape. You could tell he liked the way the cape swung behind him. The other kids at the playground were dressed in normal clothes, busy building forts, while this boy was in full character of … [Read More...]


Be Your Kid’s Best Parent, Not Their Best Friend!

“Mom, are you my friend?” Those are the 5 words my son asked me. That small question made me think - how do I want to answer this? It had me pondering what other mothers thought about the idea of “being their child’s friend.” But before I share their thoughts, let me tell you my own: "No, I am not your friend, I am your mom,” is what I told my 10-year-old son. But … [Read More...]


Son, Before You Go, I Want You To Know…

Son, I know you are busy playing on your phone. I know that show on television is oh so interesting. I know that you’re hungry after a hard day at school. Yes, believe it or not I do understand all of this. But Son, I am so tired of being ignored. At this point I would appreciate a simple nod of your head when I ask you to take the trash out. I promise, your life would be … [Read More...]


5 Things Moms Say Farewell To Once They Have Kids

For those of us that are parents, I don’t have to tell you that the very moment you have a child, your life changes immediately. Duh, right? You are suddenly responsible for the well-being of another human. It is no longer about just you but about that innocent child you just brought into the world. We all want to give our children everything and we really do try our … [Read More...]


How Do You Know You’re a Great Parent?

Every day as parents we question whether or not we are good, average hell … great parents, especially with the internet telling us that we are doing it all wrong, or those overzealous parenting posts on Facebook, or our own psychosis screaming into our brains that we are not good enough parents. Well, my friends, I am here to tell you that you’re a great parent, no … [Read More...]