Thursday, May 17, 2018

Educating myself so I can empower my boys

I cannot get enough of this website.  It severely hurts my heart thinking my little boys will one day be exposed to pornography (I know it's impossible to avoid completely), but hope fills my heart when I think of all the tools we will have equipped them with when that darn time comes.  They will be strong, confident, and sure.  They will look away, close, and come to us.  I will pray every day for them to put what we've taught them into practice.  (Well, I'd love for there to be no practice...but)  And I'm learning that what it really comes down to is "layering."  This quote sums it up:

We hear a lot of sad stories of people that were completely blindsided. We have learned that people are not talking about it enough. They are still unaware of what’s taking place around them. People want a step by step plan for what to say. They love the CAN DO Plan from Protect Young Minds because it gives them a place to start. But it feels like some people want a Band-Aid – they want the answer that’s going to fix this problem. But our whole presentation is about layering: layer your protections, layer your filters, layer those conversations. You just keep building those layers to protect children. That might be a little intimidating for people, but that’s why we’re talking to them about it.”

That quote is from this article that I loved:

How a Fearless Mother-Daughter Duo Teach Parents to Protect Children from Porn

And this is very empowering too:

Safe Playdates:  3 Strategies for Setting Media Ground Rules

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