Ask any mom and we can quickly identify a behavior that we would like to see improved in our children. For some moms, it’s just simply that we find a particular behavior annoying or challenging to deal with. Most of the time; however, we identify bad behavior and try to change it because we desperately …
Motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint. If you’re like me, you have seasons where you are running through motherhood at a pretty good pace and feel optimistic about how things are going. Then other times, the race gets a bit treacherous, the obstacles are difficult, and it feels like you’re running uphill with no …
At our last event, we discussed how we as parents can use the media to help our children develop discernment and a Christian worldview, instead of letting the media determine our child’s worldview. It is all about teaching our children (as age-appropriate) how to ask the right questions about a story and filter it through …
He always opens a window. We’ve heard this popular quote all our lives. I’m not even sure who said it, but I bet we have all said it, or been told it at some point. But is it true? And more importantly, do we set ourselves and our children up for unrealistic expectations when we …
So, we have covered a lot of ground in this series, but like I said in our very first post, this is not a comprehensive list of everything you can do to be prudent when it comes to your teen and social networking. We cannot overlook the important role that prayer, training your teen’s heart, …
If your teen is on Facebook, it is so important to tell him/her to report to you anytime a stranger tries to engage them on Facebook, and you might want to come up with some boundaries about going to “Pages” and commenting on posts by pages, because unlike your friend’s walls, those pages are public. …
When it comes to friending on Facebook, I have realized that most teens will send friend requests and accept them from anyone who they have mutual friends with (ie: classmates) even if they really do not know the person. Because of this, be aware that your young teen may end up being Facebook friends with …
So, last week we left-off talking about having a “training period” with your teens on Facebook. One of the most important things you can do is to teach them to avoid clicking on a link unless they are 100% sure it is legitimate. There are spyware pictures and videos posted everyday on Facebook that have …
Today’s tip: If you decide to let your teen get on Facebook, it is advisable to have a “probationary/training period” with some extra limits to ensure they know how to us it properly before you just “set them free” on the site. When my kids first got a Facebook account, we had a training period …
This is the second installment on a series of posts I am doing. If you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to go down and read that one. Today I want to share with you what you need to know about privacy settings. Privacy settings are super-important and must be checked regularly! As the parent, you …
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