How to Make Conversations about Masculinity Helpful

Many people are focusing a lot of attention on the role of masculinity in our culture. A buzzword you might be hearing all the time is “toxic masculinity.” But what does this term mean? And can this principle be helpful in the way we talk to and teach our kids? It’s important to understand that […]

16 Quick Tips on How to Raise an Independent Child

One way to keep your child safe from sexual abuse is raising them to be confident and independent. That’s easier said than done. You don’t want to smother them, but you also don’t want to leave them alone to tackle everything on their own. So where is that balance? We asked people online and in-person […]

How to Make Social Media Safe

Summer is in full swing and you might have a young child who’s eager to go spend time at the neighborhood pool. If you were going to teach your two-year-old how to swim, think of how involved you’d probably be. You’d hold your toddler as you got in the water together and let them get […]

The Guilt—and Power—of a Mother

Guest blog by Nichole Coombs Guilt. Not just regular mom guilt but the kind that reaches your core and wraps its fingers around your heart and squeezes until you can’t breathe. That’s how I would describe it. The first punch came in the form of an email with a nondescript title. I receive a lot […]

15 Tips for a Safe Summer for Your Kids

In the summertime, kids participate in activities where they’ll spend lots of time away from you with other kids and adults. Here are 15 tips to reduce the risk of sexual abuse and help your kids have a safe summer. Family gatherings can strengthen family bonds. Unfortunately, they can also provide opportunities for sexual abuse. […]

5 Ways to Make Family Gatherings Safe and Fun

Summertime, generally speaking, means no school and lots more time at family gatherings: barbecues, reunions, long weekends, etc. One of the hard realities of child sexual abuse is that 30% of sexually abused children are abused by a family member. While family members can be some of your strongest allies in protecting your child, you […]

Proactive Parents are the Most Powerful Protectors

Have you ever heard these requests from your kids? “When can I start taking swimming lessons?” “I want to learn to play the guitar!” “Can I join the baseball team?” Sometimes it feels like there is no end to a child’s ambition—or their requests to start new things. As a parent, there are things you […]

How Working Here has Made Me a Better Dad

Guest blog by Jordan Harris A few months ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook (as I typically do) not even really looking at the words on my screen. My eyes stopped on a post about the importance of teaching young children the proper names for their body parts. My first thought was, well that […]

Get Consent: How to NOT Be like Han Solo

Even Han Solo would probably admit that he is a pretty flawed guy. He’s arrogant, he’s only in it for himself, he ignores the rules, and he shoots first (despite what George Lucas says). But we love him despite his flaws, and he always rises to the occasion when the rebellion needs a hero. Nevertheless, […]