Why Not Being Friends With Your Kids Is A Good Thing
Aug30

Why Not Being Friends With Your Kids Is A Good Thing

“Mom are you my friend?” (and we are not talking Facebook Friend) photo credit: hoshi7 Those are the 5 words my son asked me. That small question, made me think. How do I want to answer this? So it had me pondering what other mothers thought about “being their child’s friend.” Before I share their thoughts – let me tell you mine right up front. ”NO I am not your friend, I am your mom,” is what I told my 10 year old son.  But that...

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Is My Child Safe At Camp?
Jul28

Is My Child Safe At Camp?

  Is My Child Safe At Camp?    photo credit: woodleywonderworks Summer is approaching and suddenly your children will be in a new routine. Whether you are sending them to camp, day or overnight there are some very important questions that need to be asked before you send your children out the door.   Do you assume the camp you chose for your kids will be safe? Have you asked the appropriate questions that would give you...

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The Real Mean Bully Housewives Of New York
Jul28

The Real Mean Bully Housewives Of New York

The Real Housewives or the Real Bullies. You decide! Note from Karen: This article was written by Sally Berenzweig | MEd, MA.  Sally is a professional.  I,on the other  hand, am just a slightly weird Mom.  Sally admits to watching “The Real Housewives of New York”.  I, on the other hand. can neither confirm nor deny my taste for sleezy TV. Okay, I admit it… I watch the Real Housewives and I am a little embarrassed about...

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How Oprah Helped Keep Kids Safe
Jul27

How Oprah Helped Keep Kids Safe

Oprah broke the silence..Lets not end it!  photo credit: Alan Light We will miss the Oprah show, for so many reasons but for us at the KidSafe Foundation, she became the empowering voice behind the survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Thanks to Oprah the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse has been broken. When Oprah came forward years ago and shared her story about being sexually abused as a child, it opened the door to others...

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Bullicied, A Tragedy
May25

Bullicied, A Tragedy

Bullicied, A Tragedy photo credit: RambergMediaImages ~Please take the time to read this urgent message.  Don’t think that just because your child is “popular” this can’t happen to him/her.  Bullying is serious and can be deadly.  As Parents we owe it to our children to protect them from both physical and mental abuse~  The stats say 1 in 5 children are bullied BUT there is always the issue of the many cases of...

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The Deadly Behavior Teens Don’t Talk About
Apr28

The Deadly Behavior Teens Don’t Talk About

The Deadly Behavior Teens Don’t Talk About Why is a teen texting me in the middle of the school day? I get a text in the middle of the school day from my 15 year old daughter’s friend, which immediately gets my attention and raises some level of concern: She simply states “a boy in her class is sniffing white out”. Yes reader, you read correctly, sniffing white out and in class to boot. This alarmed her enough to reach out to...

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