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Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun? Join Melody and Marilyn for a series of chats and interviews on their journey to help fellow parents tackle this challenging topic with their kids.

May 22, 2019

We talk about protecting our children from pornography ... but if they've seen it, have we failed? What should we do AFTER our kids are exposed to porn?

Our world is saturated with inappropriate images, and chances are that as hard as we try, our kids are likely to be exposed. You are not a failure! But what do you do now? We can help with that.

Kristen Jenson joins us on today's show to talk about her S.M.A.R.T. plan, which she developed just for this purpose. It includes 5 steps to help parents after their kids have been exposed to pornography.

S - Stay calm. It’s critical to deal with your own emotions first!

M - Make a plan. Don’t confront your child until you’ve figured out a game plan.

A - Assist your kids to sort out their feelings: Porn is confusing to kids and parents can help kids figure out their feelings and triggers.

R - Regularly check in with your kids: How to keep the conversation going!

T - Train your family: Porn can hurt the entire family, and everyone needs to be involved in the family’s defense plan.

Click here to visit Protect Young Minds and download a free copy of the S.M.A.R.T. Plan.


Kristen Jenson 
is the founder of Protect Young Minds and best-selling author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids (for ages 8-11) and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds (for ages 3 to 7). She serves on the Prevention Task force of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Kristen holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Organizational Communication. She is the mother of three beautiful children and currently lives with her husband in beautiful Washington state.

Links from this episode:

When Should Kids Have Cell Phones? (Protect Young Minds)

American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers (book)