A Totally Doable Plan and Podcast!

Mother and the sonWhat is a deliberate mom? And how does she prepare her kids to grow up with sexual integrity in a world awash in pornography?

Is there a doable plan? Yes!

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I recently had the privilege of speaking with April Perry (the lovely brunette on the right), one of the co-directors of Power of Moms, a very popular online “gathering place for mothers who want to be deliberate in this beautiful (and often chaotic) process of raising children and growing ourselves, as women.”

April is determined to be deliberate in preparing her kids to reject pornography so she invited me to join her in a Power of Moms’ Radio podcast to help mothers all over the world protect their kids.KristenAuthor3Small

In this podcast, both April and I share some great stories and tips that will help to empower your entire family. (See below: I’ve broken it down with time references so you can listen to all or just parts on your phone, computer, iTunes or Stitcher.)

At the end, I believe you’ll feel more hopeful than ever about how smart and strong young kids are when they have the right tools, information and support.

Just one favor…

If you find this information helpful, please pass it along to your friends and family! This may sound over the top, but you never know how many kids you’ll save from a lifelong addiction to pornography by sharing what you’ve learned. Thank you!

Power of Moms Podcast

Pornography: A Totally Doable Plan for Protecting Your Kids

Here’s how our interview is broken down:

0:27 April’s introduction: how deliberate moms can help each other to save children all over the world.

3:32 Tell us a little about your read-aloud children’s book Good Pictures Bad Pictures and why kids love it. (April shares her feelings about how comfortable the book is for parents to read to kids.)

6:14 Why do young kids need to be warned about pornography?

7:20 Tell us how the book uses brain science to defend sexual integrity.

10:28 What compelled you to write a children’s book about pornography?

17:25 How did you write a book about pornography without using the word “sex”? (And why is it important to warn kids about pornography even before they fully understand human intimacy?)

19:45 How do you define pornography for a child? What is it? And, maybe more importantly, how does it make them feel?

25:38 Why is a child’s brain more vulnerable to pornography than an adult’s brain? (Don’t miss April’s story about seeing a media violence experiment done with children—so eye-opening!)

30:47 Give us some specific ways to open a conversation about pornography with kids.

38:51 How do you teach that sex is good but porn is bad?

41:19 April’s story that highlights how using porn can cause sexual dysfunction in males. (Yes, it’s called PIED!)

43:55 Tell us some specific tips for dealing with technology (filters, family rules) to keep kids safe online.

53:32 What parting advice can you share to help moms empower their kids to reject pornography?

April and I ended this podcast on a very positive and encouraging note:  Kids are smart and they love to be empowered!

Porn-Proofing as a Project

April gave very helpful advice at the end to think about your porn-proofing efforts as a project. (What a great idea!) She’s got some great tools for helping moms with projects, too!

Kristen Jenson
Kristen A. Jenson is the founder of Protect Young Minds and author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids. Kristen enjoys speaking, writing and anything else that will help empower kids to reject pornography. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication. Kristen currently lives with her husband in Washington State, where she enjoys growing a vegetable garden, watching Masterpiece Theater, and taking long walks with friends who tolerate her incessant talking about you know what. Above all else, her husband and three children are her greatest treasures.