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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

It is a tough subject: Human Trafficking, and it comes in all forms, from sex-trafficking to human slavery in forced labor markets. Each year the Polly Klaas Foundation receives hundreds of calls from families of runaways, and sadly many cases involve the child becoming victims of sex-trafficking. In fact one in five runaways will become […]

When a Non-Custodial Parent Does Not Return a Child after a Weekend or Holiday Visit

For custodial parents sharing their child with the non-custodial parents, here are some warning signs to be aware of before a non-custodial parental abduction occurs. Has / is the non-custodial parent: Threatened abduction or actually abducted the child in the past? Suspected of abuse, and these suspicions are supported by family and friend? Paranoid delusional […]

So Your Tweenager Wants a Smartphone

Back in the day the “big conversation” at the dinner table was about when to allow your child to go to the movies for a first date, or drive the family car. Typically this is what made turning 16 such a big deal. But now a days parents are negotiating with their much younger children […]

5 Ideas to Create a Memorable and Safe Holiday

When you think back to your most favorite holiday, what comes to mind? Chances are, it was not the gift you received that makes the memory so special. It was more likely an experience you had with your family or friends that stands out. This holiday season, consider focusing more on experiencing the holidays rather […]

5 Tips for Planning a Less Stressful Holiday Season

With Halloween behind us and the “holidays” upon us; we are entering the time of year where children are so excited you practically have to peel them off the ceiling! The holidays are supposed to be fun, but they can also be very stressful for parents who are juggling blended family schedules and obligations while […]