Today, I’m republishing an episode with my dear friend, youth advocate, internet crusader and incredible human, Collin Kartchner, which was originally recorded in April of 2018. I’m putting this back out in the world with a little bit of commentary and whole lot of love.
Collin’s message and mission touched hundreds of thousands around the world as he taught parents to connect with their kids in this digital age, fought against the dangers of social media and spread the joy of 8 second hugs. I will never know the reason he was taken so soon, but I will continue to be inspired by his passion and support his mission in every way I can.
He wanted parents to wake up to the dangers that surround our kids and families. No one will ever fill his red Nike shoes, but I have listed below some accounts and organizations who are also spreading messages of hope and healing. I’ve also linked to Collin’s 2018 Tedx talk and his podcast. Please get educated and inspired and let your voice be heard. This is a fight worth fighting! #savethekids #savetheparents #forcollin.
Collin’s Instagram Account: https://instagram.com/collinkartchner
Collin’s Podcast: https://www.collinkartchner.com/podcast
Other helpful resources:
Instagram Accounts to Follow: https://instagram.com/dearlizzy, https://instagram.com/betterscreentime, https://instagram.com/healthyscreenhabits, https://instagram.com/dogood.bekind, https://instagram.com/protectyoungminds, https://instagram.com/protectyoungeyes, https://instagram.com/familytechuniversity, https://instagram.com/fightthenewdrug and https://instagram.com/gabbwireless.
If you would like more information about additional accounts and organizations, contact the Safeguard Alliance and follow hashtags #savethekids and #savetheparents.
As a part of the Sexual Health Series, today we are chatting with the amazing Kristen Jenson, author of the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures series. She shares with us; how important it is to talk with our children about pornography.
Kristen loves helping and empowering parents. She encourages them and equips them with what to do WHEN (not if) their child sees pornography. These books give children a simple and age appropriate definition of what a bad picture is, and what to do when they see it.
At what age, is it appropriate to talk to your child about pornography?? Well… “At what age does your child have access to the internet”? WOAH! A big eye opener.
Even with the best technology and ALL of the filters we put in place. There will come a time, when your child is staring at a screen full of adult content. Will they know what to do when they see it? Will they come home and tell you about it?
Kristen teaches us the importance of having these difficult conversations early on. It actually strengthens the parent-child bond when you face these challenges together and even more, helps our children have healthy sex lives when they are married.
If you have additional questions about your child and pornography visit ProtectYoungMinds.org or you can grab yourself a copy of these books over on Amazon! You can also find resources on Facebook, Instagram @protectyoungminds, or Twitter @ProtectYM
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My guests on the podcast today are providing an incredible resource for parents and children to help navigate the world of technology. Every child wants a phone or a tablet as soon as possible and they all feel like they are the only ones they know without it. How can we as parents, confidently hand them such a powerful tool without the proper training? We wouldn’t give them the car keys without having them go through driver’s ed, would we? That is exactly why David and Emily Jones created Family Tech University, the driver’s training for technology.
They believe that the BEST thing we can do for our children before handing them devices, is to help them form a strong internal filter. The workshop they created helps to foster communication and discussion between parents and their children while training them to be successful with technology. They offer hope and resources for all of us to take heart and feel confident in this crazy technology-filled world that we live in.
David and Emily have offered an incredible resource for families and if you want to try their workshop between now and November 9th, use the code: BRIGHTER10 to get $10 off a seat in the workshop.
Also, if you would like to administer the “Look in the Mirror Kid’s Survey” that we discussed in the episode to your children, you can find it at this link: https://familytechuniversity.com/request-free-survey/.
You can find all of their tools and resources at www.familytechuniversity.com and follow along on Instagram or Facebook @familytechuniversity.
I’m so grateful for my guest on the podcast today and all of the amazing work she is doing to help parents teach their kids better screen time habits. In our interview, we talk about important discussions to have with your kids about screens, but we also talk about the toll too much time on devises can have on your marriage. She defines the term technoferance and how we can avoid common pitfalls and technology disasters in our homes.
Better Screen Time is the name of Andrea’s business and you can find more information online at: www.betterscreentime.com. I highly recommend you check out their website, the free resources available there and get on the mailing list so you can be the first to find out when they release their course again. You can also follow along on Instagram or Facebook @betterscreentime.
The Epic Marriage Summit was a huge success, so thank you all for your support. The all access pass is still available by clicking on this link: www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/all-access. Learn how to uplevel your marriage in 30 days by 34 incredible marriage experts!
Today, I’m chatting with my new friend from the other side of the globe. Lisa Welsh is a boundary setting expert from South Africa. I’m not sure how I found her Instagram account originally, but I have loved following along as she teaches women how and why they must learn to say no, setting healthy boundaries and how to avoid the comparison trap. She’s real and down to earth and you are going to love her British, South African accent!
In our interview, she opens up about how her account started, some of her biggest challenges and how she deals with any negativity that may come from sharing her most vulnerable self online. I know you are going to love her as much as I do.
To hear more of her great wisdom, her website is: www.itslisawelsch.com. Or you can find her hanging out on Instagram or twitter @itslisawelsh.