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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 Melody and Marilyn 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.

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 Melody and Marilyn 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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United States

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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 Melody and Marilyn 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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English


Episodes

Dear Savvy: Will talking to my kids about porn ruin their childhood innocence?

8/5/2020
Kids are hilarious, sweet, funny, joyful and INNOCENT! But growing up in a media-saturated world is tough business. There’s a lot that can threaten childhood innocence. Parents worry and wonder what is the best way to shelter kids. What if we looked at the issue differently? This episode is part of our #DearSavvy series. Sometimes you just want a quick answer to a burning question. These shorter episodes are designed to give you just that. Tune in to the podcast to hear the whole scoop, and...

Duration:00:08:46

The Strength of Dads in the Fight Against Porn with Josh Gilman, Strength to Fight

7/29/2020
Whose fight is this? You know us. We are moms—media savvy moms. We’re concerned about kids, family, and relationships. But ours is not the only voice needed. Nor is it the only voice being heard. We stand alongside amazing dads. Dads who have a vision for a world without exploitation. It’s this gentle strength of dads to fight porn that will help change the world. Love is the antidote to porn. We know this. And it takes both dads and moms to model what real love looks like for kids. Simply,...

Duration:00:29:26

Dear Savvy: When should I start talking to my kids about porn?

7/22/2020
There’s no question. In our media saturated world, our kids will be exposed to porn at some point. But what’s the right age to start talking about it? This episode is part of our #DearSavvy series. Sometimes you just want a quick answer to a burning question. These shorter episodes are designed to give you just that. Tune in to the podcast to hear the whole scoop, and check out the show notes for helpful tools and information. If you’d like to submit a question, click here to Contact...

Duration:00:09:06

Female Addiction: Ending the Shame for Girls with Jessica Harris, Beggar's Daughter

7/15/2020
What do you do when you’ve been taught one thing and your day-to-day experience is completely different? Things don’t add up. You question everything but have nowhere to go for answers. You start to believe that there’s no one else like you. How can I be a girl and like pornography? How can I be a woman and be addicted? Where do I place all this shame? Jessica Harris first stumbled upon pornography at age 13. It didn’t take long for curiosity to turn to compulsion. Hours upon hours were...

Duration:00:34:30

Dear Savvy: How do I deal with online safety and playdates?

7/8/2020
Just when we thought we had online safety figured out … time for a playdate! When our kids are away, will they still be safe? How do we bring up our concerns about online safety and playdates with the other parents? This episode is part of our #DearSavvy series. Sometimes you just want a quick answer to a burning question. These shorter episodes are designed to give you just that. Tune in to the podcast to hear the whole scoop, and check out the show notes for helpful tools and information....

Duration:00:10:47

What Teens Want Parents to Know About the Porn Talk with Creed Orme, Reach 10

7/1/2020
What do teens really want parents to know about pornography and growing up in a media saturated world? Sure, we can talk about how to connect with our teens. We might even turn to researched-based theories to refine our parenting skills. But teens are tricky. And despite our best efforts, we’re often left scratching our heads wondering if we’re on the right track. Ahhh, wouldn’t it be great if we could read their minds? We’d know exactly what to say and when. Maybe then we could avoid...

Duration:00:35:29

Dear Savvy: How Do I Address Racism in the Media with My Kids?

6/24/2020
We know racism in the media is a tricky topic. But that’s what we do here at Media Savvy Moms. Honest conversations in a media saturated world? That’s our jam. Hang on, parents. You got this. This episode is part of our #DearSavvy series. Sometimes you just want a quick answer to a burning question. These shorter episodes are designed to do just that. Tune in to the podcast to hear the whole scoop, and check out the show notes for helpful tools and information. If you’d like to submit a...

Duration:00:11:57

A Father and a Fighter: Finding Endurance to Overcome Pornography

6/17/2020
Pornography is like a drug. It draws in consumers and hooks them. Many say they’ve tried to quit over and over. But progress can feel almost imperceptible. It’s easy to get discouraged and want to give in. Those who succeed learn that victory is about preparing for the long game. It takes endurance to overcome pornography. In this episode we sit down with Garrett Jonsson. He’s a father, a fighter, and an endurance enthusiast. He shares with us what it takes to overcome pornography. Not just...

Duration:00:37:07

Help! My Kid is Looking at Pornography

6/10/2020
Everybody knows it’s there. And that kids do find it. That they will look. And look again. But when it happens to you, in your home, with your kid, you feel completely caught off guard. Some parents describe it as a sucker punch. A flood of negative emotions. From anger to fear and everything in between. So what do you do when you find your kid is looking at pornography? There’s a growing number of resources to help parents focus on prevention. (So good.) And it seems like there are a lot...

Duration:00:29:37

Choose Change Campaign: Protecting Kids From Exploitation

6/3/2020
It has happened to all of us at one time or another. We’re lured into a false sense of security. We think we’re in a safe space. And then we (or our children!) are assaulted by an inappropriate image or message. Learn how the Choose Change campaign can give us ways to fight back! Pornography and sexual exploitation are a huge plague in our society. But have you ever thought about the big bucks behind them? Did you ever consider that you can reach some of the organizations that are fueling...

Duration:00:35:14

10 Natural Ways to Start the Porn Talk

5/27/2020
You know it has to be done. The porn talk. Cue the sweaty palms and racing heart. And what about our kids? How do we pull this off without stressing them out? Wouldn’t you like to know? This show is actually a sneak peek of the content in our FREE guide, 10 Surprisingly Natural Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography. Find the link in our complete podcast notes at Parents Aware. You’ll get awesome ideas for starting great discussions with your kids. All in surprising natural...

Duration:00:31:12

“Eww That’s Gross!” Revisiting the Sex Talk

5/20/2020
Have you ever had a sex talk with your kids that ended with a look of disgust? Why do we bother having these talks? Does building a foundation of healthy sexuality really help protect our kids from the harms of pornography? We’re back again … revisiting the sex talk. Do we sound like a broken record? Good! You should too. Because that’s awesome parenting! If we have to remind our kids every day to wash their hands and brush their teeth, why should talking about vital topics like sex and...

Duration:00:29:12

4 Essential Steps to Protect Kids From Pornography

5/13/2020
Do you ever wonder … How can I protect my kids from pornography? Where do I even start? Does it make you hyperventilate a little? We get it. Let’s break it down and make a plan. The porn industry. It’s big. It’s bad. And it’s coming after our kids. It’s no joke. We’ve learned enough in recent episodes about Pornhub and sexualized media to know this. Right? So where does that leave us? Shaking in our boots? Ready to live on a desert island with our kids with no technology? (A parent can...

Duration:00:25:33

Kids, Screens & Mom Guilt

5/6/2020
Moms, listen up! You know the challenges of raising kids in a media saturated world. You’re constantly thinking about your kids and worrying about how they’re doing online. You’re concerned about filters, parental controls, making room for open communication, and creating safe places to talk. But when was the last time you stopped to think about how you’re doing? Is there a chance that you’ve let mom guilt take over? Maybe just a little? Okay, we know dads feel all these feelings too; but...

Duration:00:35:11

Is My Child or Teen Addicted to Porn?

4/29/2020
In our crazy digital world, we know it’s not a matter of IF our kids will see porn—it’s a matter of WHEN. But what then? After exposure, will they go back? How do we know if they are struggling with an addiction? As parents, we just want to keep our kids safe. That’s the goal. But in order to protect our kids from the harms of pornography, we need to understand what we’re dealing with. For instance, what’s the difference between accidental exposure, a habit, and addiction? What qualifies as...

Duration:00:34:08

Body Safety: How to Empower Kids & Teens

4/22/2020
Young or old, our kids need to know: When it comes to my body, I AM IN CHARGE, and there are lines no one can cross without my permission! But how do we get that into their heads? When we teach our kids about body safety, we’re helping to protect them from a host of dangers—from predators and sharing nudes to unwanted sexual attention and date rape. But how do we instill this knowledge without scaring them to death? Think of it this way. Rather than painting a picture of the big scary...

Duration:00:32:55

Establishing a Strong Foundation Even Before the Porn Talk

4/15/2020
Do you ever get the feeling that society views kids as troublemakers, and parents as the good guys? We need to be careful about stereotypes—and mindful of where we point fingers. A better approach is to consider how to establish a strong foundation that can help kids make great decisions now and in the future. Yes, part of being a kid is to test the waters, to experiment, and to try new things. As we’ve said before, curiosity is what drives learning. But the truth is, there are tons of...

Duration:00:33:27

Surviving Quarantine: The Kids-at-Home Survival Guide & Screen Safety Plan

4/8/2020
We’re one month into the COVID-19 crisis. Working from home, schooling from home, social distancing, sheltering-in-place. Going stir crazy. How’s everyone doing? Want a tool to help? All of life’s challenges are now packed into a tiny box (our homes) full of emotions, work, school, and whatever else your family happens to have in the mix. On Day 1, everyone and their dog had a plan, with pretty lists all in a row. But by week’s end all those plans were in the dust-bin, and we were huddled...

Duration:00:32:29

Take Action: Pornhub = Traffickinghub

3/31/2020
For years Pornhub, the world's largest porn site, has marketed themselves as just another household name—as basic as breakfast cereal, as constant as the daily news. However, a single petition to shut down Pornhub is blowing the whistle. Today, we're talking to the woman behind the movement. Recent investigative reports have uncovered what many have long suspected: Pornhub profits from the commercial sex trafficking of minors. Meanwhile, they hide behind third-party immunity, claiming...

Duration:00:26:44

Sex Talks for Daughters

3/25/2020
What is the most important message you want your daughter to hear from you about sex? Such a great question! We wish we had come up with it. But truly, it’s from Dina Alexander of Educate Empower Kids. Lucky us, she’s back on the podcast! This time helping us take sex talks for daughters a step beyond periods and puberty. We don’t have to tell you that the media isn’t very kind when it comes to women. From movies and magazines to social media and porn, women and girls are airbrushed and...

Duration:00:30:50