Victoria Prooday, OT finds today’s kids come to school emotionally unavailable for learning. There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this.
Child grooming and resulting abduction by pedophiles is not a topic I ever thought I’d have on my blog, but it is so important for parents to know about, I felt I must. When I emailed Mr. Prince to ask permission, he kindly wrote back, “Yes, please do. I figure I can’t be the only naive Dad in the world. I changed the names in the story to protect my daughter. She’s getting happier by the day. She had a friend over yesterday, and their laughter was so lovely to hear.” What a loving father and brave man!
Here is his story:
A mental health tragedy is exploding all around us! Our children are in a devastating emotional state!
Victoria Prooday is an outspoken advocate of children and hands-on parenting. I share her post with her permission because we want your children (and you) to thrive.
There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, with our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes.
Many of you have asked for a reading list of great story books for children, the kind that contain wholesome adventure and inspire a young heart to courageous living. I have been busy and did just as you requested. What fun I had compiling it!
We are all aware that there is a battle raging in our culture for the minds and hearts of our children, but how do we as parents prepare them to live in the world? How do we teach values and build character at home on a day to day basis to equip them for a lifetime?
[Is your home child-centered? Sadly, this philosophy is misleading many parents. The child(ren) are enabled to dominate when instead they must learn humility, empathy and self control, and the 3 r’s – Respect, Responsibility and Resourcefulness. I share this important guest post by homeschool Mom Mrs. June Fuentes (with her permission), because we want your families to thrive.]
A reader recently commented:
I’ve been reading your blog for some time now. I’m a stay at home mother parenting my 4 year old. I feel absolutely frustrated and maybe that is why, now, I’m reaching out for help.
I am ashamed to admit this, but maybe someone can help me restore peace to my home.
[Christian girls today need courage to stand for true beauty and not slip into some worldly, counterfeit version of it. I share this guest post by Kristen Clark at Girl Defined (with her permission) to embolden and inspire young women (and women of all ages) to do just that.]
Several months ago I wrote a controversial blog post that went viral and picked up a lot of positive and negative attention. It currently has over 730 comments and has reached over a million people. It’s called “Why Christian Girls Post Seductive Selfies.” If you’re interested, you can read it here.
My main point was to bring up the question of why so many Christian girls post provocative, sensual and seductive selfies online. I challenged Christian girls to reevaluate their online images and ask themselves if what they’re posting is honoring to God.