Category: Parent tips

The best groomers in town

The best groomers in town…are NOT the ones taking care of your furry 4-legged friends. When most of you think of grooming, you probably think of cleaning, brushing, and fluffing your fuzzy four-legged friend’s furry coat. Maybe even putting a cute little bow on your dog’s head. Much to the dismay of my daughter, the … Read More

New classes; The blame game

Hello! The next Camp Careful classes will be held on June 9th (Thursday) at First United Methodist Church in Waco.  The 3-6 year old class is at 2:15pm and the 7-14 year old class is at 3:00pm. There is another set of classes on June 13th (Monday) at 10:15am for the little kids and 11:00am for the big kids. … Read More

Bikini-clad girls and footprints; New classes

A quick blog today about the impact of social media on a child’s digital footprint. I was made aware today of a YouTube video made by some local high school kids (several whose parents I know). In the video, nothing bad or illegal happens. Just a bunch of high schoolers having a good time. But in … Read More

Be like Jane.

Every day we see signs telling us what to do: stop, slow down, keep out, watch for children. Sometimes we heed the warning signs, sometimes we don’t. In my field of child sexual abuse, I’ve found that there are so many signs and few people paying attention to them. Recently, I had an acquaintance friend … Read More

You’re so rude!

I’ve said it a million times to my kids: Be nice! Be polite! Don’t be rude! Don’t we all hope our kids are polite, respectful children when we’re not around? My husband and I have tried to teach our kids to be kind to others and mindful of their manners. As kids get older, the only … Read More

I Believe You

It’s been 5 months since I started my Camp Careful website and blog. My hope is that you have learned some facts about child sexual abuse, and more importantly, used the information from my blog or class to help prevent abuse from happening to your child. There are so many things we can all do … Read More

Two’s company, three’s a crowd?

There’s that saying: “Two’s company, three’s a crowd.” Well, in my line of work in child sexual abuse, I say “Three’s Company”, just like in that great 70s show with Jack, Chrissy, and Janet. (Does that tell you how old I am? Please tell me I’m not the only generation on Facebook that still remembers that … Read More

A spoonful of sugar

“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…”   I’m going to take a break from talking about child sexual abuse (yay!) and channel my inner Mary Poppins for the day. Imagine me cheerful, sing-songy, dancing around with my tote and umbrella, butterflies and birds chirping around my head. It’s a stretch, but … Read More

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