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How do we keep our kids safe online? How do we have real conversations about real issues our kids are struggling with? Join Mandy Majors (award-winning author of "TALK" and "Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World") and Kim Elerick (former radio morning host and nextTalk Director) every Monday for practical parenting stories! nextTalk is a nonprofit organization keeping kids safe by creating a culture of honest conversation in families, churches and schools. More than Cyberparenting: Conversations to Connect.

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Parenting Advice with Pastor Emmitt
Pastor Robert Emmitt was the founding pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX. God used him over the years to grow the church and minister to our families. There are so many teachable moments we use from him on our shows and in our nextTalk parenting principles! He has a been a father figure to many of us!This is the church where our little moms’ group started. Under Pastor Robert’s leadership, the church encouraged us to keep growing our group and eventually form a nonprofit and take it to every church and school that would have us! He is full of parenting wisdom. So many practical nuggets to take from this show.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
55:51 6/14/24
Live Podcast: Reclaim Your Family
At the end of a school year or after a difficult season in life, we often find ourselves crawling across the finish line. Screen time is at an all-time high, bedtimes are off, eating is unbalanced, and we feel like we’re trying to survive. This is the time to take a minute to evaluate your next steps. We'll share practical ideas to get you back on track and RECLAIM YOUR FAMILY. (This podcast was recorded live with listeners asking questions and sharing ideas in real-time)Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
45:46 6/3/24
Cherish Your Family
With summer on the horizon, we're excited to share with you some upcoming nextTalk events and the reason why FAMILY is a core value here at nextTalk. In the rush of May, and life in general, we want to encourage you with ways to truly cherish your family.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
19:00 5/27/24
My kid saw porn and didn't tell me. Now what?
You feel betrayed and angry because the trust has been broken. Why didn’t your child tell you? Where do you go from here? God can use this for good. We’ll walk you through your next steps and give practical advice to get you and your kid on the same team.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
32:01 5/20/24
My kid was exposed to porn and confided in me. Now what?
Your kid was exposed to porn and told you. You’re happy they were honest, but now what? We know it feels like their innocence has been stolen. We’ve been there, and we know how it feels. This is a defining moment where a culture of conversation can be built. God can use this for good. We’ll walk you through your next steps.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
22:34 5/13/24
What’s one thing I can do to protect my kid from sexual abuse?
There are many things we can do to protect our kids from sexual abuse like talk about private parts, boundaries, consent, etc. Yes, we need to do all of it! But, please don’t miss this very practical conversation that we believe also helps prevent sexual abuse. We’ll tackle that topic and share two helpful resources – one for little kids and one for teens.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
13:36 5/6/24
Sexual Abuse: A Counselor's Personal and Professional Journey
Jamie Mershon has the unique standpoint of being the spouse of a husband who suffered childhood sexual abuse, as well as being a trauma informed counselor. She shares how she walked through this as a wife, and then gives practical tips and eye-opening perspectives as an LPC.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
61:27 4/29/24
Childhood Sexual Abuse: The story of an adult male survivor
A husband and dad of three little girls shares his sexual abuse story. He was 11 years old when it first happened but didn't recognize it as abuse until many years later. Learn about the unique path he finally found on his road to healing and the number one thing he believes all survivors need to hear from whomever they share their story with.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
53:12 4/22/24
Sexual Abuse: Boys are victims too
Every parent needs to listen to this show. Mandy talks with a mom who bravely shares the story of how she learned that her son had been sexually abused. What were the warning signs? How can we best support our kids through a trauma like this? Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
46:52 4/15/24
Let your kid struggle.
You've noticed your kid is struggling. You think it's gaming. Maybe their friend group. Is it social media? What should I do? Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
22:03 4/8/24
Am I two-faced?
Has your kid ever come home and said, “My friend is acting differently when we’re around friends. His parents have no idea what he’s doing or saying!” How do you handle that? If we’re being honest, we all struggle with being a little two-faced because we’re all flawed and imperfect. There are some GOLD conversations that can happen in this moment to strengthen the relationship with your kid and to grow their faith! Don’t miss them!! Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
28:44 4/1/24
The gift of Easter!
It’s Easter week! We challenge you to pause and reflect this week on who Jesus was, his ministry and how He changes everything. On this NEW show, we’ll share practical ideas on how to talk to your kids about the Easter story and how it relates to their life and culture today … PLUS a fun new printable if you have younger kids to get your kid thinking about Easter, surprising their friends and talking about Jesus! Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
22:24 3/25/24
Help! My child asked me a highly sexualized question.
We recently got asked, “How do I answer this highly sexualized question with my elementary aged kid?” We’ll tell you that exact question (it’s R-rated!), we’ll give you our answer and then we talk about practical ways to talk about sex with your kids. Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
25:25 3/18/24
My kid is addicted to screens. Help!
A mom stopped us and said “I think my kid is addicted to screens!” We shared 1 small shift for her to make that day. Listen to see if it helps you too!Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
16:19 3/4/24
It feels like I'm losing my kid. Why is my kid pulling away?
If you're grappling with the fine line between privacy and supervision as your kids are growing up, especially in the digital realm, you are not alone! It can be difficult for many parents as kids start to mature and become more independent. Why aren't they talking to you much anymore? Is something wrong? Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
22:14 2/26/24
LIVE SHOW: Does your kid know what to do when they see something bad?
We've created six guidelines that when communicated to kids should trigger a red flag to go off in their mind that they need to tell mom, dad, or a trusted adult! Listen in for this very practical resource that could save your kid.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
56:54 2/19/24
Tall Cop: Vapes and Drug Culture
Tall Cop, Jermaine Galloway, is back! He paints a very clear picture about the reality of vaping and general drug culture and how parents play the most important role in protecting their kids.  Beyond just statistics, Galloway takes us through a journey of understanding the real-world effects of substance abuse, including the normalization of drugs in media and daily life that's contributing to a surge in mental health issues among young people. Prevention is key!Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
32:29 2/12/24
Consent
The word consent brings to mind a lot of different ideas and conversations. Kim tackles the idea that the concept of consent has changed and now applies to young kids and social media. While Mandy sees the larger issue of rape culture and young adults understanding boundaries. On this podcast we bring together both ends of the spectrum in a practical way that you can parent through good conversation topics with your kids. Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
23:54 2/5/24
Brian Montgomery: A Candid Conversation about Porn
Brian Montgomery returns to the nextTalk podcast to talk candidly about pornography. We discuss the desensitization of our kids and how that affects so many of their choices. Brian reminds us why education, and creating a culture of conversation in our homes, is critical.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
59:49 1/29/24
Alcohol
What if your older kid confides in you that they tried a sip of alcohol at a party? Inside you may feel disappointed, angry, or even wondering where you went wrong with your parenting. Instead, is there a way we could handle this conversation without shame for us or our kids? We have some talking points we think can help. Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
28:06 1/22/24
My Kid Would Never...
Just when you think "My kid would never say or do that..." they 100% DO! Good kids make mistakes, but how do we as parents keep the relationship healthy while still getting them back on track?Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
18:50 1/15/24
AI and your Kid
You hear about it in the news, from your kids, and often linked to warnings about the latest scam. What exactly is AI? What do we need to know to protect our kids? Kim talks to a tech expert who breaks down how we can understand AI, conversations to have with our kids, and what's on the digital horizon. Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
45:32 1/8/24
300th Show: Real Stories from nextTalk Parents!
This podcast marks a huge milestone moment for nextTalk! On this show we celebrate wins through the eyes of pastors, moms, and dads just like you! Enjoy heartwarming and inspiring stories that remind us all how nextTalk has impacted our lives. Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
47:59 12/18/23
Roblox
Are your children playing Roblox? Do you feel uncertain, not knowing what they may be exposed to? Roblox is a unique platform where kids can not only play games but also create their own, raising unique challenges for parents when it comes to monitoring and approving content. On this show we share our 2 main concerns with Roblox and some practical tips for creating healthy guidelines around this game.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
20:09 12/11/23
Parenting YouTube
Does it feel like YouTube has become the TV and "Google" for your kids? Do you sometimes find it overwhelming to parent? On this show we share why we consider YouTube a social media platform and how that affects the way you approach it. We'll share real-life practical strategies for parenting YouTube as well as specific conversations to have with your kids that we believe are critical.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
24:08 11/27/23
I forgot how to have fun.
In this busy season of parenting, it's super easy to forget how to have fun! Anybody?? Mandy and Kim have a few unconventional ideas on why we end up feeling like the fun is gone, and how simultaneously we employ band-aid fixes in our quest to fill the fun tank back up. They share what they believe to be the very best way to see fun surface in your life once again.Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
19:44 11/13/23
Live Podcast- Navigating Social Media with our Kids!
Mandy and Kim hosted a live podcast to share what they’ve learned about parenting social media at any age! Parents logged-in and were able to ask questions and get real time answers. We’re sharing the audio here so you can get ideas on helpful social media guidelines, important conversations to have with your kids, and the answers to parent questions you may have too! Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
52:16 11/6/23
Teen Question: Is having a high snap score a sin?
We recently spoke to students, and this was one of their questions! We loved it so much, we wanted to tell you how we answered it. And that answer...you can share it with your kid to equip them for situations from social media to just about everything in life!  Also, if your kid doesn’t have social media yet – Kim gives practical advice on how to have similar conversations with your littles. Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
18:31 10/30/23
3 Things Grandparents Need to Know
Grandparents, we need YOU to help keep your grandkids safe online! In this podcast, we’ll tell you what you can do to help. You don’t need to know anything about technology to play a role. You are part of the solution!!Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
27:33 10/23/23
My kid has a phone with no guidelines. How do I go back?
This is a question we get asked at almost every event! If you have an older kid and never implemented any phone guidelines, how do you reel it in now? We’ll tell you what NOT TO DO & offer some suggestions on next steps. It’s never too late!!Send us a Text Message.Support the Show.KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINEConnect with us...www.nextTalk.orgFacebookInstagramContact Us...admin@nextTalk.orgP.O. BOX 160111 San Antonio, TX 78280
18:25 10/14/23