protecting kids from pornography: the new responsibility of parents in the internet age (from Rage Against the Minivan)
Studies show that each year, about 40 percent of kids aged 12-17 visit sexually explicit sites either deliberately or accidentally. I think that as parents, we really need to come to terms with these numbers and be proactive about protecting our kids.
How to Be The Village (from Jen Hatmaker)
Having benefitted from a community that practically smothered us with support throughout our adoption journey, I am so grateful for all the other good friends out there, loving their people and asking how to help. Since reading this email, I’ve been marinating on her question, and I’ve decided to write this Field Guide to Supporting Adoptive Families.
The biggest lie about travel we all believe. (From Jon Acuff)
…And here’s the lie hidden inside that statement: “You need a plane ticket to be distant from your family.”
You don’t. You just need an iPhone. Or a laptop. Or a million other media distractions we throw our lives at.
Six Things Adoptive/Foster Families Need When New Children Arrive (From One Thankful Mom)
What would have helped you the most in the early weeks and months of adding a child to your family through adoption or foster care? If somebody had asked you, “What can I do to help?” and you were able to answer anything at all with no shame, guilt, or concern about whether they really would want to do it, what would it have been?