Parents, it’s a scary world we live in today. There’s no denying it. The world your kids are growing up in is even scarier than it was for my kids when they were growing up. Technology, an over-sexualized culture, drugs, alcohol—all of these are real threats to your kids, no matter how old they are, no matter how good they are. Don’t believe me? Look at the facts:
One out of every four teens has an STD.
Over 40% of tenth-graders drink alcohol.
The average child spends between 7-10 hours a day in front of a screen.
Moms and dads have the greatest influence in a child's life.You are raising kids in a tech-sex-drug-filled world. I don’t say this to scare you though. In fact, I have a lot of hope in parents today. I believe you have the greatest influence in your child’s life and that you can help navigate them through the scary world of sex and drugs and the internet.
I’ve done a lot of research into what keeps kids safe in the world they live in today. I’ve come up with nine essentials that all parents must do and know in order to keep their kids safe. Can you guess what the first essential is?
Yep. A study done on over 90,000 kids showed that a strong parent-child relationship is the number one factor in keeping kids safe as they grow up. In research terms, this is called “parent connectedness.”