Category: Family & Parenting

Organizing and Merging Families-5 Steps To Ease The Transition

Life is a series of events that are not necessarily in our control.  Every year since 2000 my family has had at least  one major event that has required us to make a major adjustment in the way that the household is run.  We have had to adjust our work schedules to accommodate doctor appointments and therapy appointments for 13 surgeries, 3 high school graduations, deployments, college, additions to our family (son-in-law and a grandchild), children moving in and out and back in again.  And this is just the short list.  We always had the vision that once our children...

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The Power of Addiction … Just One Look!

Ted Bundy, sex serial killer, in his final interview with Dr Dobson said, “Those of us who are so much influenced by violence in the media, in particular pornographic violence, are not some kind of inherent monsters. We are your sons, and we are your husbands, and we grew up in regular families.” The example of Ted Bundy tells how just one look cost him his life and the lives of many of his victims: “My experience with pornography … is once you become addicted to it, (and I look at this as a kind of addiction like other...

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Why we don’t teach our children about “grooming’ of sex predators!

The child caught in a predator’s grasp or the adult dealing with the lifelong effects of being caught in a predator’s hands asks the same haunting question, “Why didn’t someone tell me.” I invited a friend to visit my website and her instant response was, ” I really want to visit it but I find it too disturbing and overwhelming to look at the subject.” She has two children she is bringing up alone. I understand her reaction because its the last thing any of us want to open our hearts and minds to. We accept that child sex...

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The Fitting Room for teens

I met Furahi about six years ago at a women’s retreat that I attend every year in Connecticut. From the day she stepped into our Spiritual Babes group, Furahi has brought so much energy, fun and passion to our weekends in the country. When I am around her, I feel a bit anemic. One thing I know about Furahi is that she is going to make a positive change in our world. And she has already started with The Fitting RoomTM. Please take a read and see how Furahi and The Fitting RoomTM plan to change the lives of our teens and even if you don’t have a teen, read on and discover how we can give all the kids out there a real chance to make it in the world today. Hello, everyone, I am Furahi Achebe. Elizabeth has allowed me to take over her blog to discuss a project that is dear to my heart and vital to the future of America in an intensely competitive global economy. It addresses a thorny, persistent problem that is keeping people who truly care about our most precious resource—our children—awake at night. America has a problem, Urban America has a crisis, and both result in a tremendous loss of human potential.  Each year more than 1.2 million students in the USA drop out of high school.1 According to the US...

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Protecting Children from Predators: Problems Breakthrough Options Solves

1. Awareness problem. We are bombarded with media coverage about sexual predators being arrested, but the reality is that most don’t get caught because they are disguised as nice men (or women) in positions of authority and trust. We are lulled into a false sense of security, thinking it won’t happen to us or we expect others, the law, churches, schools and NGO’s to protect our children. The onus in on the parent to train their child the same way they teach them about the dangers of electricity, crossing a street and the dangers of swimming. Yet we fail to teach them about the dangers of perverted men and women who may change the course of their life through sexual abuse and exploitation. There is not enough information around to teach parents how to teach their child without scaring them of all people. It is too confronting to deal with and we don’t want to alarm our children, so we do nothing because we don’t believe that the people we trust and allow access to our children will harm them. 2. Inertia problem (I’d know if my child were approached): Katy Kangaroo, (Horton Hears a Who) declares “If you can’t see, hear or feel something, it doesn’t exist!” “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless it is compelled to...

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