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How do we keep our kids safe online? How do we have real conversations about real issues our kids are struggling with? Join Mandy Majors (award-winning author of "TALK" and "Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World") and Kim Elerick (former radio morning host and nextTalk Director) every Monday for practical parenting stories! nextTalk is a nonprofit organization keeping kids safe by creating a culture of honest conversation in families, churches and schools. More than Cyberparenting: Conversati ...
 
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When you are successful in creating a nextTalk culture in your family, one of the toughest parts is...YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYONE! So what do we do with all of this information? We share 3 steps to hone in on, but spend most of the show sharing real life examples of situations we've faced and for each one, should we "Get involved - or not?" …
 
Cheating has always been around, but with smartphones and online access, it's not only easier to cheat, but to some degree ... it's become normalized. Considering all the big topics we're tackling with our kids, is this really a big deal? We discuss three reasons why we think it's more important than you may realize. Support the show (http://www.ne…
 
This question brought Mandy back to a conversation she had with her son years ago about sexualizing women. This story is important because it reminds us that our conversations about sex, culture, boundaries and the responsibility we have start young and grow with our kids. We share some helpful talking points and examples on how to have these conve…
 
At events, we get asked this question from parents, youth pastors, volunteers and teachers; What if a child is confiding in me about a struggle, and I'm their safe place. Do I tell the parent? We share some practical tools to consider when faced with this dilemma as well as specific verbiage from our trusted network of Licensed Professional Counsel…
 
What happens when Mom wants to dive in and create a new culture of conversation with the kids where no topic is off-limits … but Dad does not? Mandy’s husband joins as a guest, and they talk about when they were that couple. How did they move from opposite sides of the spectrum to working on the same team? Support the show (http://www.nextTalk.org/…
 
We sat down with Kamryn Nichols a couple of weeks before her wedding so she could share her story with us. As a young student, she was struggling to find her way because things didn't go as planned. (Kamryn is the daughter of Kim Nichols, our nextTalk Event Coordinator, so we're calling this our first nextTalk wedding!) Support the show (http://www…
 
Whether it's outspoken Uncle Jankins, over-the-top neighbor Francine, or the little kid that always ransacks your child's toys, we've all received the eye-roll when we tell our family that a certain person is coming over. We believe there may be a few missed conversations that we need to be having before "that person" shows up! Support the show (ht…
 
FOMO = Fear of Missing Out. Your child says, "I feel left out because my friends are talking about Fortnite at the lunch table and I have no idea what they're saying." Or maybe they say, "I saw pictures on Instagram of all my friends at a party, but I wasn't invited." Whatever the circumstances might be, learning strategies for parenting FOMO is he…
 
College isn't THE path, it's one path. It isn't for everyone, but if your child is headed for college -- you need to plan. Mandy just walked her oldest through this process and shares 10 practical things she's learned. Note: Kim has the youngest kids on the team and found this show VERY helpful, too! Support the show (http://www.nextTalk.org/give)…
 
Warning: Adult content. Parental guidance is advised. As your kid gets older, this show will help you expand on the sex talk. We're giving medical facts in a practical format that you can weave into conversation with your kids. Joanie Eaton, an RN from The Sexual Health & Reproductive Education Center, covers everything from STDs to current sexual …
 
We thought it was important to discuss the controversy that recently erupted over Matthew West's satirical song about modesty. It's opened up a lot of discussion on social media about purity culture and modesty that can lead to some great conversations with your kids. Mandy's teen daughter also drops in as a guest to share her perspective! Support …
 
Have you heard? We have a new podcast in the nextTalk family! Mandy and Kim's husbands will be hosting a weekly podcast just for dads! They will share stories, from a guy's perspective, about what it looks like to parent the digital world, manage work-life balance, be a good husband and more. Tune-in to hear Charles and Matt explain what to expect …
 
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