Car Safety Tips for Kids When Travelling

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Buying a TV this holiday? #AnchorIt to prevent a topple-over tragedy!

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Why Teens Don’t Tell Their Parents About Bullying

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Bullying / Abuse

Why Teens Don’t Tell Their Parents About Bullying

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Introducing our new intern, Kate! I’m convinced that it’s impossible for adults to understand what really goes on in the minds of teens.  Yet they desperately want to be understood.  So, I’m so excited to announce the addition of our intern Kate to the Safety Mom team!  Kate is a junior in high school and […]

“Mean Girl” Bullying Almost Always Starts at Home

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We’re all familiar with “mean girl” bullying – the subtle put-downs, gossiping and condescending glances that are the hallmarks.  Unfortunately I’m not referring to teens, I’m talking about the moms. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day (let’s call her Ms. C) and she was relating how upset she was over […]

The Failure of Parents in Today’s Society of Child Killers

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If Your Child Commits a Murder or Bullies Someone to Death, You Belong In Jail! I’m fed up and ticked off beyond belief!  I just read a news article about a young teacher in Massachusetts who was brutally murdered by a 14-year old student at the school. This follows the death of a teacher in […]

Sexting, Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence are all Abuse

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Sexting, sexual harassment and domestic violence are all, in one form or another abuse.  It cuts across all demographics and, when it comes to prominent figures, can be shrugged off as an “addiction.”  What’s most troubling is, in the era of public apologies and subsequent forgiveness, the victims also seem to forgive and forget too […]

“Not my kid, not my town, not my problem.”

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A scandal is erupting in Rye, NY.  Last week, three high-school juniors were arrested for a hazing  incident involving several eight-grade students, one of whom was hurt so badly he ended up in the hospital.  All three are being charged as adults for hazing and unlawful imprisonment after brutally paddling the younger kids as part […]

4 Conversations You Must Have With Your Tween

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So much focus is put on teens and the issues they’re dealing with that the impressionable ‘tweens are often overlooked. Too many parents think that their nine, ten and eleven year olds are too young to know about many of these issues. Don’t fool yourself – they’re hearing about them in school and in the […]

Teen Dating Violence – It’s Worse Than Parents Think

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an issue most parents think will never effect their son or daughter.  But, unfortunately, that’s not the case.  Most parents don’t realize the extent of date violence and abuse among teens.  According to a study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU):   1 in 5 teens that have […]

If God Cares So Much WHY DO I STILL HURT? A Practical Spiritual Guide to Happiness by Kerie Boshka

The following is a guest blog posting by Kerie Boshka, author of If God Cares So Much WHY DO I STILL HURT? A Practical Spiritual Guide to Happiness.   Hello friends –  Many of us feel it is our duty to protect the children in our care. There is nothing more painful than seeing a child […]

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