Question of the Week: What to Tell your Kids about Kidnapping?

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A kidnapped child: it’s every parent’s worst nightmare, and as the Jaycee Dugard case has so pointedly reminded us, it’s something that can happen. The clamor surrounding Dugard’s escape and the circumstance of her long captivity (not to mention the behavior of her abductors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido) have heightened many people’s concerns for their… Read more »

Question of the Week: What's Worse for Children — Exposure to Violence or Sex?

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Today, kids are exposed to far more violent and sexually explicit material than when we were young. But which exactly is worse: violence or sex? Some say that in a post-Columbine world, violence is the more dangerous influence. The biggest advocate of this position is the daytime advice-doling Dr. Phil. In particular, he targets violent… Read more »

Question of the Week: Do Guns Make us Safer?

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Is it still harder to have a civil discussion about gun rights and gun control than health care reform, that trendy political third-rail? Depends where you look, but judging from a recent video on Momversation.com—one of the sites we follow at Life360—it’s actually possible to talk sensibly about gun ownership. This particular Momversation episode saw… Read more »