Parenting Tips, Info, & Advice
The internet is amazing…it is a place we go to feel connected, to learn, to work, and to dream. It can also be, however, a dangerous place—particularly for children who have not yet learned what is safe, what is not, and how to be a responsible digital citizen. And although it can bring many wonderful…READ MORE
When Washington State’s comprehensive sex education bill (SB 5395) was passed by the state legislature, I wrote about how important this legislation was in raising a generation of informed, empowered, consent-driven, and healthy young people. Not everyone agreed. I had one subscriber reach out to me (before unsubscribing) to accuse me of peddling pornography to…READ MORE
Guest Post by Scott Reddler. When you consider that 73% of teenagers have access to a smartphone, you can begin to appreciate the importance of parental supervision to steer kids away from dangers that lurk on the world wide web. Your children likely don’t appreciate all of the potential dangers online with cyberbullying, sexting, and…READ MORE
The title to the email was “Parenting help desperately needed!” It came in first thing in the morning before I had even started my workday, and as I opened it with interest, the description that followed surprised even me. This parents’ 4th grader had accessed pornography. Not only had she accessed it, but she had…READ MORE
Article written by Jill Goetz, Preschool and Early Educator Child Safety Specialist. The story has played out in the nightly news, in Glamour magazine, and through online articles; Lucas Michael Chansler was sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of producing child pornography. The FBI is currently searching for HUNDREDS…READ MORE
An 18-year old woman who was offering babysitting and nanny services via Care.com in Pierce County, Washington was arrested on child pornography charges. The investigation revealed that the woman was in possession of child pornography and may have also shared the via a website for individuals sexually interested in those images. Investigators are concerned about…READ MORE
Does language matter? Does the way you talk to your children make a difference? If you’re like most parents, you suspect that it does, but you’re not sure exactly how. You know that there are times your children are more cooperative than others, but you can’t really put your finger on why. It turns out…READ MORE
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Christy Keating is a certified parent coach, positive discipline educator, and motivational speaker. She is the founder and CEO of The Heartful Parent Collective, which includes Heartful Parent Coaching, Savvy Parents Safe Kids, and Heartful Parent Academy.
The mother of two amazing daughters, Christy strives to build a happier, healthier world - one child, one parent, and one family at a time.