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Media Savvy Moms is a podcast by ParentsAware, an organization dedicated to helping parents talk to kids and teens about pornography and healthy sexuality.

Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun?

Join in for a series of chats and interviews to help parents tackle this challenging topic with their kids. These two ladies take a light-hearted, down-to-earth approach you will love.

With more than a decade of experience between the two of them in the Movement to End Sexual Exploitation, Marilyn Evans (founder of Parents Aware) and Melody Bergman (blogger at Mama Crossroads) have an abundance of resources to share, and a thriving network of guest experts to bring on the show!

Topics include prevention, exposure, addiction, healing, communication strategies, technology & filters, and more. Parent questions are welcome and encouraged.

For complete show notes, visit parentsaware.info.

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Media Savvy Moms is a podcast by ParentsAware, an organization dedicated to helping parents talk to kids and teens about pornography and healthy sexuality.

Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun?

Join in for a series of chats and interviews to help parents tackle this challenging topic with their kids. These two ladies take a light-hearted, down-to-earth approach you will love.

With more than a decade of experience between the two of them in the Movement to End Sexual Exploitation, Marilyn Evans (founder of Parents Aware) and Melody Bergman (blogger at Mama Crossroads) have an abundance of resources to share, and a thriving network of guest experts to bring on the show!

Topics include prevention, exposure, addiction, healing, communication strategies, technology & filters, and more. Parent questions are welcome and encouraged.

For complete show notes, visit parentsaware.info.

    Dear Savvy: What if my child is gaming all night?

    Dear Savvy: What if my child is gaming all night?

    2020 has brought numerous changes to our households. During the lockdown, our normal typically structured daily routine loosened, and many of us (parents and kids alike) became more involved with gaming. Even though our daily schedule has changed again, many kids are staying up later and even gaming all night. You may be wondering what to do, especially as the Holidays approach. 

    • 10 min
    New Resource to Help Kids Stand Up to Sexting with authors Christy Monson and Heather Boynton

    New Resource to Help Kids Stand Up to Sexting with authors Christy Monson and Heather Boynton

    On your list of tricky topics to bring up with your kids, how high is sexting? Top 3? Top 10? Is it even there? If it's not, keep reading, and it’ll soon be number one. The combination of digital cameras, instant messaging, and the adolescent brain puts our kids at huge risk. The bullying begins. An intimate photo is blasted. The police are called in. Kids today need to know they have better options. They need to know that they can stand up to sexting.

    • 34 min
    Tech-Free or Tech-Friendly? Finding the Perfect Gift for Kids

    Tech-Free or Tech-Friendly? Finding the Perfect Gift for Kids

    How do we choose the perfect gift for kids today? And what does that even mean? Do we simply get them whatever they ask for? We could go with the latest tech device, right? But then that means coming up with digital safety solutions. Maybe it’s better to choose a more thoughtful and creative gift? It’s possible that there are just too many choices!

    Media Savvy Moms is a podcast by ParentsAware.

    • 22 min
    How “Adventuring Together” Builds Meaningful Connection

    How “Adventuring Together” Builds Meaningful Connection

    We talk about how connecting with our kids can help protect them against addiction and the harms of pornography. But how exactly do we build those healthy connections? Ever considered the benefits of adventuring with your kids? They go well beyond exercise and a healthy dose of fresh air. Adventuring together builds connections in unimaginable ways. Plus it's fun!

    • 36 min
    Dear Savvy: How do I start the conversation about porn with my kids?

    Dear Savvy: How do I start the conversation about porn with my kids?

    Pornography is easily accessible and is permeating our lives. And while we, as parents, are becoming more aware of its effects and recognize the need to talk with our children about pornography, many wonder when, where, and how to start the conversation. It’s a scary task, oftentimes more so for parents than for the kids! So, where do we start? 

    • 9 min
    How to Teach Kids Body Safety from an Early Age with Holly-ann Martin, Safe4Kids

    How to Teach Kids Body Safety from an Early Age with Holly-ann Martin, Safe4Kids

    Child sexual abuse. It’s a serious topic with no easy answers. It can hurt just thinking about it—no matter whose child it affects. So what are we to do? Do we close our eyes, try to think of happier thoughts, and wish for it to all go away? No! We do what we can do. We control what we can control. We teach children about body safety. We give them the best protective information we can. For complete show notes, visit ParentsAware.info and click on Podcast.

    • 41 min

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