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Protecting Children

The Disturbing Reality of Human Trafficking and Children

Allison Chawla | Posted 12.18.2016 | Impact
Allison Chawla

Slavery is not dead at all. It is actually thriving and cashes in more than $8 million a year without any law that prohibits this type of slavery.

Dear Mom: Now I Understand

Rachel Toalson | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

Now I understand that it wasn't about being a perfect person so much as it was about being a good human being. I'm not glad that you struggled. But I'm glad we got to see your struggle. We don't always fully understand the purpose in parents' decisions and behavior until we're parents ourselves.

Practical Tips For Teaching Young Children Safety and Kindness

Allison Chawla | Posted 10.16.2016 | Parents
Allison Chawla

I wish I could find the perfect balance between safety and compassion for the mind of an-almost-4-year-old, but I truthfully believe that she's too young for a fine-tuned balance to exist. Still, I do have some suggestions for teaching our young children to be kind and safe at the same time.

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

Advocating for Children is Everyone's Responsibility

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
The University of Central Florida Forum

When you encounter a child in crisis (and actually this advice works for people of any age in crisis) let them feel and express their emotions.

'My Father Offered Me As A ‘Maiden' Sacrifice To An Alleged Cult Leader'

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Lindsay says that at age 13, she was chosen by alleged cult leader Victor Barnard to be one of his 10 “maidens” and she was expected to perform wi...

How Much Do You Know About Your Kids' Coaches And Teachers? (Probably Not Enough)

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

How much do you know about the adults your child interacts with outside of your family? Have you ever talked to the Little League coach about his valu...

The Real Monsters

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty.

I Can't Always Protect My Children -- And I Don't Always Want To

Kate Russell | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

I know there will come a day when she will face rejection and feel its effects, but my rushing in to rescue her is not going to help her develop the resilience or self-confidence she needs to take with her through life.

Three Reasons Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

Written by Ken Corbett for Slate Last week, the NRA released its National School Shield Task Force Proposal. At the heart of this proposal is the ...

Why I Have To Let Go Of My College-Age Son

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.23.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

The parental instinct to protect our children is a powerful thing. It starts long before they emerge from the womb. From their physical health to their emotional, from known hazards to the ones we don't see coming, protecting them is part and parcel of loving your kid.

Nude Olympics Takes Action Against Pedophiles

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2013 | Weird News

In order to discourage pedophiles, children competing in the Nude Olympics Jan. 20 at Maslin Beach near Adelaide, Australia, will have to wear bottoms...

Nonprofit: How Can We Prevent The Next Penn State Scandal?

Ellen Magnis | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Amidst all of the political shenanigans, world coming-to-an-end drama and heart-wrenching tragedy of the last few months, some may have missed that ch...

Two Pediatricians Speak Out: We Need Effective Interventions to Protect Our Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Guns are a public health problem, plain and simple. As pediatricians, this is patently obvious to us -- which is why we could not understand why the state of Florida wanted to ban pediatricians from even talking about firearm safety in the exam room.

It's OK to Run Away

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Children need to be on guard when dealing with adults, especially those they do not know well.

All the News That's Fit -- for My Kids

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Erin Mantz

When it comes to tackling many important topics I'm dying to discuss with my sons, now 7 and 11, news stories can get through to them in ways I can't. It brings my urgings to "Be Careful!" to life.

McDonald's Endangered Kids' Privacy?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents

Months after McDonald's was accused of violating child online privacy laws in a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, the fast food giant...

Killer Instincts

Monica Wyche | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Monica Wyche

We are hard-wired to protect and love this baby we made. It's our job. My husband explained how protective he feels when the baby falls asleep in his arms. I explained things a little differently. I feel protective in a more violent way. A more animalistic way. A more primal way.

If We Really Want to #protectourkids, Let's Have an Honest Conversation

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

We have to come together to solve these problems, and we cannot afford to continue allowing a tiny group of political opportunists to distract and divide us for their own purposes.

WATCH: Protecting Your Child From Bullying, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 10.08.2013 | Home

I was joined by health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who shared her personal experience with bullying and advised us on how to handle bullies if they t...

Occupy Religion 2012

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

The New Year is supposed to generate a bit of optimism, but in early 2012 we are not feeling very optimistic when it comes to organized religion. This may be a do-or-die moment for religion.

The Universe Takes on Sexual Abuse

Trish Kinney | Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports
Trish Kinney

The moment I realized that the Penn State scandal was breaking, and breaking big, I knew that the universe had taken over. My prayers had been answer...

Flag on the Play: My Toddler Is an Ineligible Receiver

James M. Chesbro | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

When my son, James was two years old, and I heard the jazzy music of an erectile dysfunction commercial start playing, I wanted to throw a penalty flag.

Let Your Kids Fail

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Emily Bennington

I'm not a perfect parent by any stretch, but one of the things I'm most proud of is that my kids know that when they get in an argument with each other, there's one rule: Figure it out.

It's Time For The Global Village To Stand Up For Our Children

Lori Day | Posted 06.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Lori Day

When Abercrombie & Fitch recently launched their pushup padded bikini top for girls aged 8 to 12, something inside me finally broke.