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Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun? Join Melody and Marilyn for a series of chats and interviews to help parents learn how to have open conversations with their kids about pornography. It's a tough topic, but 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.

Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun? Join Melody and Marilyn for a series of chats and interviews to help parents learn how to have open conversations with their kids about pornography. It's a tough topic, but 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.
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Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun? Join Melody and Marilyn for a series of chats and interviews to help parents learn how to have open conversations with their kids about pornography. It's a tough topic, but 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.

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Episodes

My Child Saw Porn, Now What? A S.M.A.R.T. Plan for Parents

5/22/2019
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We talk about protecting our children from pornography ... but if they've seen it, have we failed? What should we do AFTER our kids are exposed to porn? Our world is saturated with inappropriate images, and chances are that as hard as we try, our kids are likely to be exposed. You are not a failure! But what do you do now? We can help with that. Kristen Jenson joins us on today's show to talk about her S.M.A.R.T. plan, which she developed just for this purpose. It includes 5 steps to help...

Duration:00:33:00

Moms Making a Difference

5/8/2019
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We are mama bears! Hear us roar! Today we’ll be talking about some inspiring moms in the fight against porn and sexual exploitation. Listen up mamas. YOU are the first line of defense. You have the power! Marilyn recently created an Instagram post on ParentsAware that inspired us to do this show. The core message was: STAND UP for WHAT you BELIEVE. She actually created this post after another parent challenged her for sharing her values and beliefs with her children. Below is an excerpt....

Duration:00:31:27

Protecting Families with the Bark App

4/24/2019
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Overwhelmed with the idea of combing through every single text and app and email on your kids' devices to make sure they are staying safe? We have a tool to help. The Bark app monitors text messaging, YouTube, email, social media platforms and apps and then sends automatic alerts to signs of cyberbullying, depression, online predators, adult content, and more. But what we love most about Bark is that they encourage a collaborative approach--parents and kids working together as a team! Join...

Duration:00:32:26

Smooch Around Your Kids

4/10/2019
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"Mom and Dad are kissing?! Ew, gross!" Learn how modeling healthy relationships can actually help protect your kids from pornography. The other day I was kissing my husband and my son came around the corner and said “Ewwww! Mom! That’s gross!” and hid his face. But it’s actually a good thing for our kids to see us being affectionate! Our kids might throw a fuss. But they also do that when we ask them to eat their vegetables! Today we’ll be be talking about the contrast between healthy...

Duration:00:30:49

The Internet is Broken - #FixAppRatings

3/27/2019
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Has your child ever bumped into inappropriate content on an app that was supposed to be "for ages 3+"? Ours have! The ratings system is broken. So what are we going to do about it? Chris McKenna, founder of Protect Young Eyes, is one of the key players in a movement working to address this issue. The #FixAppRatings campaign aims to create a better solution that will keep our kids safe. Join us as we talk with Chris and learn how we can help! About Chris McKenna: After a 12-year career in...

Duration:00:29:49

Give Your Kids a Construction Site

3/13/2019
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Learn how to create a safe place where you can talk to your kids about anything--even pornography! At Media Savvy Moms, we have 8 boys between the two of us, and at one time or another our kids have been obsessed with all things construction: trucks, videos, books, birthday parties, even a construction-truck theme park in New Jersey! When we think about difficult talks, we like to compare our “safe place” to a construction site. (This analogy actually came from Melody’s psychologist...

Duration:00:28:11

Get Off the Fence

3/4/2019
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In this episode, we'll give you 3 strategies to get "un-stuck" and start talking to your kids about pornography. Parenting is hard work, and sometimes involves difficult discussions with our kids. For most folks, pornography is at the top of the list! We may worry … What if I say the wrong thing? So instead we stay stuck on the fence. When it comes to porn, we waffle back and forth: To talk or not to talk? That is the question. In this episode we give you 3 ways to get off the fence and...

Duration:00:30:34

Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

2/27/2019
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In today's show, we'll outline 3 strategies to help parents overcome the suffocating fear of having a child who is addicted to pornography. Everyone knows when the cabin pressure drops, you must put your own oxygen mask on before attending to others. That’s tough advice for parents to swallow. Even in the best of times we’re apt to put our kids’ needs ahead of our own. But when it comes to helping a child let go of a compulsion to use pornography, it’s crucial that we have a dependable...

Duration:00:26:42

Beware of the Rattlesnakes

2/13/2019
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What is the right age to start talking to kids about pornography? Listen and find out! Marilyn loves to go hiking in the Rocky Mountains with her family. But every time they go, her husband gives them the “snake talk,” warning them about the venomous snakes lurking in the woods and sunning themselves on the big rocks. So how does this tie in with pornography? If your tablet had rattlesnakes in it, would you hand it to your kids without telling them about the rattlesnakes? For that matter …...

Duration:00:22:29