kids and cell phones, iphones, texting, sexting

Kids, Teens, and the Internet: Reducing the Dangers

Reduce the dangers and maximize the benefits for kids and teens on the internet. An excerpt from an article by Educare Magazine, used with permission.  The internet is part of one of the greatest social revolutions in human history. It has risen from small beginnings in the 1990s to become the enormous worldwide phenomenon that…

Sexting, Cyberbullies, “Playing Doctor,” and Stranger Danger

By: Delana S “Your five-year-old daughter is playing in her room with a couple of friends. You hear a lot of giggling and squealing. When you open the door to check on the kids, you find them sitting on the floor with their panties off, pointing at and touching each other’s genitals….” begins a booklet…

Passport to Purity

By: A parent living in Central Asia “I would recommend Passport 2 Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey of Family Life Ministries. The past two years some of us have taken our daughters on a weekend retreat using this program which includes talks on CDs, projects, audio dramas, discussion questions and built in free time…

A Counselor Speaks on Sex Education—Moral Purity v. Physical Abstinence

By: Bev S Paul David Tripp states that we, as the Christian community, tend to “view sin as behavioral and physical, rather than a matter of the heart.”  So, we should view our “sex talks” with our children as an opportunity to shepherd our precious children’s hearts.  Tripp further states, “To be physically abstinent is…

Links on Adolescence, Puberty, and Growth Spurts–

Adolescent Growth and Development This is an interesting article on the physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development of teens. It offers some good suggestion to parents and teachers for helping and encouraging teens during the development of each of these phases.  It answers questions such as why teens say things like: “My life is ruined!” or…