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Parenting after Mormonism presents both unique challenges and opportunities. Our default upbringing may no longer match how we want to raise our kids. Supporting and learning from each other we can rise to the challenge.

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drinking infront of your children

Started by Samantha. Last reply by pollypinks May 4, 2013. 14 Replies

we left the church about 3 years ago (my husband and I) But we raised our children very "mormon"My husband and I now drink moderately and socially. My son is now 13 and see's us enjoying a drink now…Continue

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Let's Talk About Sex - Documentary on Teen Sex and Education Alternatives

Started by Don Mike deMarcos. Last reply by Hair Oct 9, 2012. 2 Replies

From YouTube: This earnest and engaging documentary explores modern adolescent sex and and takes a journey to the Netherlands, where alternative approaches are utilized to educate sexually active…Continue

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Children, Teens, and online Porn

Started by Don Mike deMarcos. Last reply by pollypinks Apr 10, 2012. 6 Replies

My oldest is getting to the age where I wonder if I should start worrying about internet filters, online predators and online porn.  However, part of me wonders if I am just being overly cautious due…Continue

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More or less forced into parenting and the challenges that presents

Started by Don Mike deMarcos. Last reply by Don Mike deMarcos Feb 29, 2012. 12 Replies

I bought the propaganda to start a family right after marriage hook, line and sinker.  Married at 22 and 19 respectively (me/wife), we had our first kid 9 months later.  2 kids and 7.5 years later we…Continue

Tags: children, kids, parents, parenting

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Comment by jackie on August 9, 2014 at 2:30pm

hi guys, my name is jackie harrison. i have two kids and i am baffled at what to teach them about christ being new to finding my path to a relationship with God vs mormonism. i am such a list person i find myself missing the what tos and what not tos in the mormon church to teach my little ones. however i know that it is not true and would only lead them to hold themselves back from God. Any advise? 

Comment by pollypinks on September 14, 2011 at 8:32am

This post just rang out in my ears like Santa's sleigh bells.  I don't fit the mold here, since my kids are in their 30's, but I'm still paying the price for parenting them until their pre-teens in the church.  It does come back to bite you in the butt, even if you think you've got your own personal shit together.  Neither child can relate to anyone in their peer group who belongs to a religion.  Neither can even comprehend my situation, of a universalist.  One is a buddhist, and one is an atheist, and I'm good with that.  I'm just saying that just because you think you get them out early enough isn't really all it's cut out to be.  They both have shared hideous memories with me that make we want to wail, as they are biracial children.

 

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