As a parent, how do you respond if your child tells you they’ve been looking at porn?  You may feel upset, take away their phone, ground them, or all of the above.

It’s easy to feel a rise of emotions, but what does your child really need in that moment? Chances are that your child was already nervous about telling you, and when we react in anger, the usual result is that they stop being honest with us when they mess up in the future. So, how do you respond differently?

The article “Responding in Love (Not Anger) When Your Child Confesses Their Porn Use” provides some great ideas.

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