This is the second in the “Why I Fight” series from a leaders or professionals who work tirelessly to protect kids from getting pulled into pornography, help those who are already trapped to escape and heal, or support family members. Forest is one of those passionate people who has turned his own difficult experience into motivation to help others.
What has motivated millions of Americans to buy Powerball tickets this week? The chance of winning that record-smashing payout of $1.5 BILLION DOLLARS? Not really. It’s all about dopamine. And lottery fever is just one reason why you have to be smarter than your dopamine. (Get help explaining this to your kids below!)
Dopamine is a powerful brain chemical associated with reward, pleasure and…addiction.… Read the rest
When I speak, I often ask this strange, seemingly unrelated question, “How many of you received a smallpox vaccination as a child?” Several hands go up, usually from the grandparents in the crowd. What does this have to do with protecting kids from pornography? Turns out the history of pandemics has taught us a powerful lesson.… Read the rest
Thank you for making it such a great year! I’m looking forward to 2016, but before we head into a new year, let’s check out our most popular posts for a list of our Top 10 Tips to Protect Kids from Porn. We’ve separated them into three main categories: Learn, Prepare, and Teach. Want a Checklist for 2016? … Read the rest
It’s Christmas and, for many of us, that means gifts! How many kids are looking forward to unwrapping new iPads, video game consoles or other electronics? But I wonder, which are the meaningful gifts that keep on giving throughout a lifetime? I asked my kids and they helped me identify three gifts of childhood that keep on giving.… Read the rest
With Christmas near, parents are wrapping up lots of mobile devices for excited kids this year. But wait! Before you hand over those new shiny wonders of technology that provide a portal to both good and bad content, you’ll want to do some prep work by setting up parental controls and installing filtering or monitoring software or apps.… Read the rest
Raising kids in the digital age isn’t easy. Not only do you need to teach kids to say “please” and “thank you,” you’re responsible for teaching them tech etiquette: the rules of using tech around other people.
I’ll admit it. Most of us have been caught off guard by the rapid advancement of technology.
A few weeks ago I was in Costco and noticed a family shopping together.… Read the rest
This is the first in a series of “Moms Who Fight” which we’ll post over the next several months. Don’t worry–we’ll also be promoting “Dads Who Fight” as well! With these stories, we hope to inspire all of us to do our little bit to CHANGE THE WORLD.
by Dina Alexander, Founder of Educate Empower Kids