Category Archives: Teens

Benedict Interview: Every Child at Risk of Early Exposure to Pornography


  In my recent interview with Dr Allan Hedburg, he asked what type of home and what type of child were most vulnerable to pornography. My answer may surprise you. I shared what I wholeheartedly believe, that “every home and … Continue reading

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Running On Empty No More: A Book for Transforming Relationships


I just finished a wonderful book I can’t wait to tell you about called Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents and Your Children, by Dr Jonice Webb. Running on Empty No More is … Continue reading

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When To Talk to Your Kids About Porn: It’s Earlier Than You Think


Every child will see pornography. After years of studying the impact of pornography on children and its widespread availability, I am convinced of this. Still, most parents optimistically hold to the “not my child” belief. But that’s not what the … Continue reading

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Angry Birds & Killer Bees (How to Talk to Children About Sex)


Talking to kids about sex is an essential, yet difficult task for all parents. What complicates this challenge further is the advancement of technology and the early exposure to pornography that is rampant in our day and age. Last year I … Continue reading

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How Paying Attention Protects Our Children from Porn


In my recent interview with Lisa Shanklin of Educate Empower Kids, we focused on one of the topics emphasized in my book – protecting children from pornography. In the chapter entitled “How Paying Attention Protects Our Children from Porn” and in this … Continue reading

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“Vote for Love” by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C


With elections on everyone’s minds, this is a season when every vote matters. While we focus on polls and politics, another local election looms. Recent news just revealed Hustler’s hopes to put up shop in our city. If they come, … Continue reading

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Parenting the Internet Generation – New Resource for Parents


As both a professional and a parent, I am always looking for new & improved resources for those wanting to protect their children from pornography. Today as I prepared for a talk to local teens about protecting themselves from pornography, I … Continue reading

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This is Your Teen’s Brain On Porn


At our recent YouthSTAR Parent Night, I shared a clip from this excellent video (below), teaching parents about the impact of pornography on the teenage brain. This short documentary includes some valuable information regarding the neuroscience of pornography addiction (among other … Continue reading

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History in the Making: Pornography Declared a Public Health Crisis


History was made yesterday when the Utah Governor officially declared pornography a public health crisis. To watch the press conference and ceremonial signing, check out the link below: Utah Recognizes Pornography as Public Health Crisis: Ceremonial Signing with Governor Herbert … Continue reading

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Free Porn-Protection Seminar – April 13th in Fresno


On April 13th from 6:30-8:30pm, local therapist Forest Benedict is presenting his “Dangerous Access” seminar, equipping adults to protect children from pornography. This seminar is offered free to the local community and will be presented at First Presbyterian Church in … Continue reading

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