Protecting Your Family

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Friending or Friendship: Kids and Social Networking

Meredith Whitmore

Talk with your kids about online and face-to-face relationships—what they might mean to them now and in the future.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Put Down Your Phone to Play

Sometimes it can be really difficult to peel ourselves away from our phones, laptops and iPads to play with our kids. Erin Davis challenges us to be aware of whom we’re investing in. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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There’s Not an App for That

Many parents wonder how much is too much when it comes to the amount of time their children spend with technology.  There’s no hard and fast rule for that, but there is an important factor we need to consider.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Managing Technology's Impact on Your Kids

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Picture Perfect Social Media

It’s easy to be driven by how something will “look” on social media. Dr. Kathy Koch shares a story. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Managing Technology's Impact on Your Kids (Part 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Model Good Technology Use

Don’t let your cell phone interrupt family time! Dr. Kathy Koch shares how parents can model good technology use. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Managing Technology's Impact on Your Kids (Part 1)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Solution to Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has skyrocketed over the past thirty years and, along with it, a lot of health-related problems.  The question is, what can parents do about it?

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Making Your Home Safe and Healthy

Author Jill Savage offers some practical ideas for how parents can make their family's home a safer and healthier place for their children.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Coddling Kids

It’s natural for parents to be protective of their children.  But a recent experience made me wonder if we aren’t coddling them a little too much.

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Combatting Cultural Influences

How can parents create an safe environment that encourages rather than undermines their kids' spiritual growth?

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Preparing Your Child for the Online World

Get information about potential dangers that lurk on the Web, and steps parents can take to help protect their family.

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Staying On Top of Your Teen's Technology

Bewildered by instant messaging, iPods, online social networking, and other technology your teen is using? This article series aims to help you better understand how you as a parent can relate to your kids technologically, while giving good guidance spiritually.

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The Family Media Guardian

Despite all that parents do day in and day out, there's a critical role missing in many homes: family media guardian.

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Resolving Disputes Over Family Entertainment

When done right, teaching media discernment helps our kids make better choices for a lifetime, not just while they live under our roof.

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

Parents can play a major role in contributing to the sexualization of their daughters, or they can play a protective and educative role.

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Character in a Tech-Overloaded World

Make yours a home where character is the core and technology is an accessory.

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Tech Support for Parents

Help for parents who wonder how to guide their children's use of technology in today's tech-risky cyberscape.

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TV and Today's Family

Learn about the issues facing today's media-hungry families and what you can do to strike a healthy balance in your home.

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Advertising and Kids

Kids are bombarded with advertisements from every possible source. Even though kids don’t have their own incomes yet, this advertising is often aimed directly at them.

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Parents' Guide to Video Games

Learn what makes video games addictive, signs of addiction and how to prevent them, plus how to choose family-friendly games.

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Blogging

This series describes Web logs (a.k.a. blogs) — their popularity, dangers and safeguards you can take.

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Time for a Good Read

Reading is the only entertainment medium that's also an essential life skill.

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