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31 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 62: NCOSE 2021 Dirty Dozen List
In this episode we review the 2021 “Dirty Dozen List” put out by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation. This list complies some of the largest mainstream entities contributing to sexual exploitation and abuse. We cover seven of the twelve: Amazon, Google Chromebooks, Netflix, Twitter, Reddit, Discord, and Wish. Those which we believe are most impactful for families today.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 61: Among Us
In this episode we are talking about the wildly viral game Among Us. Giving us some on-level explanation of the game is Kelly’s teenage son, Edward. Reviewing the game and its potential pitfalls, Edward provides our Brave Parenting standard for how to use the game successfully.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 60: Raising Modest Daughters
In a culture of “Cuties” on Netflix and “WAP” on YouTube, it feels almost impossible to keep our daughters valuing modesty. In this episode we’re talking with fellow brave parent Sarah Shanks about the over-sexulization of girls in media. Sarah talks about the notion of “sex sells” and its impact on younger, more innocent children. We discuss how parents can set a standard for modesty in their family.
13 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 59: Reface App
The Reface app is an entertainment app allowing users to swap their face into popular memes. A fun way to pass the time but is it safe? We’ll give you all the facts you need to know about the Reface app.
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 58: Wizz App
The Wizz app is a new social networking app your kids may be asking for. In this episode we’ll give you the facts you need about Wizz in order to decide whether it’s right for your kids.
24 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 57: Video Game Addiction, Overuse, and Abuse
Video games are a major player in the arena competing for our attention. Many would classify themselves or someone they love as “addicted” to online gaming. In this episode we will explore online gaming disorder and how to know if your child is “addicted” or overusing video games – and what to do next!
32 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 56: Social Media Addiction, Overuse, and Abuse
Often times obsessive social media usage is justified by the claim it’s “communicating with friends” – but how much is too much? And what is the potential problems associated with spending too much time on social media platforms. Join us for the episode as we explore Social Media Addiction.
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 55: Smartphone Addiction, Overuse, and Abuse
Smartphones are an intricate part of our life, but how do you know if yours or your child’s usage is truly problematic? In this episode we’ll take a deep look into “smartphone addiction” and give parents tools to address the problem.
35 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 54: Teens & Money with Financial Advisor Chris Van Stavern
We talk Teens & Money with Brave Parent and Financial Advisor, Chris Van Stavern. Do we allow them to spend hundreds on Fortnite? What’s the right age for money-sharing apps like Venmo? We give parents practical wisdom to encourage wise money management in a culture of overindulgence and instant gratification. Download Teens & Money Best Practices: https://braveparenting.net/teens-money-takeaways/
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 53: The Baby-Sitters Club with Lily Newcom
For the moms who loved reading the Babysitter’s Club books as children, it’s easy to gravitate towards the new G-Rated Netflix series of the modern day Babysitter’s Club. In this episode Kelly and her 14 year-old daughter will give their Brave Parenting review for parents.
28 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 52: Netflix – “Stranger Things” with Chelsea Hezel
Stranger Things is the most binge-worthy Netflix series for adolescents and teens. The sci-fi horror phenomenon draws viewers in through 80’s nostalgia and a suspenseful storyline. We look at this series from a Brave Parenting perspective and shed light on some underlying themes in order to determine whether it’s appropriate for you and your teens.
26 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 51: Netflix – “13 Reasons Why” with Chelsea Hezel
13 Reasons Why is one of the most popular Netflix series to date. Originally created bring real life hard topics to the screen in order to address them head on, the fourth season released this month shows just how much over-dramatization directs viewership. We look at this series from a Brave Parenting perspective and shed light on some underlying themes in order to determine whether it’s appropriate for you and your teens.
29 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 50: Eighteen & Smartphone Life
A candid interview with Molly, a recent high school graduate, looking at how smartphones and technology has impacted the Class of 2020.
24 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 49: Summertime Learning Activities with Special Guest with Lori Riehle
Summertime is here and we have expert advice for parents on how to approach learning activities. Special guest, Mrs. Lori Riehle, an elementary school principal in Cincinnati, Ohio has wisdom, ideas, and encouragement to share with us that is sure to produce hope!
18 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 48: Anonymous Video Chat Apps
Kids and video chatting, although more normal now, can still pose some danger. Add anonymity, livestreaming, Snapchat and Tinder to the video chat and we have the host of apps we’ll be discussing in this episode. This “new wave of social media” is growing in popularity so don’t miss this valuable review on Anonymous Video Chat apps.
24 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 47: Steam
How much do you know about PC gaming? In this episode we’ll be talking about Steam the online video game distribution platform. It’s where a lot PC gamers get their games so we’ll share with you everything you need to know about Steam.
17 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 46: Hiring and Raising Gen-Z Babysitters with Special Guest Dinah Hutson
Generation Z teens are at the prime age for babysitting. Many parents of young children, however, are concerned about Gen Z’s character and screen time habits. In this episode we interview Dinah Hutson of Hutson Nannies to gain insight on what standards and boundaries hiring parents must establish. Additionally we look at how parents of teens can promote character, balanced screen time and integrity in order to be high quality and sought after sitters.
14 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 45: Whisper
Whisper is an anonymous app allowing users to post their secrets, thoughts, and questions online without identifying themselves. Despite its 17+ rating there are lots of younger teens using this app. We’ll give you the inside scoop on whether Whisper is appropriate and worthwhile.
20 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 44: Screen Time’s Impact on Speech & Language with Special Guest Marie Bowers
It’s easy to choose the convenience of a screen to entertain a young child and not realize – or recognize – the impact on the child’s speech and language development. In this episode we talk to speech pathologist, Marie Bowers, about this topic and cover ways that parents can make intentional choices to avoid delays or deficits in speech and language. You’ll be surprised how easy it can be!
18 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 43: Episode App
Episode is a popular role-playing app that lets the reader direct the story. Aimed mainly at girls 13 and older – is this app worthwhile? We look into the nuances of the story telling platform to see if it depleted more than just time and money.
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