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Are you asking your child the right questions?

Please read and share this great article about asking your children important questions after they are in someone else's care. This article suggest that parents replace the typical questions like, "Did you behave?" and "Were you a good girl?" with more engaging questions like, "How did you spend your time?" and "Did you feel safe?" http://laurenskids.org/how-good-parents-miss-child-sexual-abuse-and-5-questions-to-change-that/ We think these are great suggestions and would love to know: What conversations or habits do you have with your children to help keep them safe? Let us know in the comment section below.   Love & light, Team ILF

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An alarming reminder.....

According to a recent analysis presented at the United Nations by General Ban Ki-moon, about 35 percent of women worldwide — more than one in three — said they had experienced physical violence in their lifetime. One in 10 girls under the age of 18 was forced to have sex. An alarming reminder of how much work there is to be done to eradicate Gender Based Violence. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/world/un-finds-alarmingly-high-levels-of-violence-against-women.html?emc=eta1&_r=1 If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please reach out for help. The National DomesticViolence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) http://www.thehotline.org/   Love & light,   Team ILF  

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The importance of mentoring our young people.

I recently attended a conference which was populated with amazing, young social entrepreneurs and people ready to make significant change in their world. Young people concerned with food security for the most vulnerable on the planet, those concerned with helping adolescents with HIV Aids to live a full life and others still who were just looking for a cause. Here is what I know for sure... They all need a mentor, a guide who can listen to their thoughts, their visions and their big dreams. I know this because I so desperately needed mentors through the various stages of my life. I had great and ...

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Men need to become better leaders…and as a man this is terrifying

I am sitting with a bunch of guys in a dressing room at the local hockey arena. Everyone is taking a break from a game of men’s floor hockey, drinking a few beers, and telling tall tales. Then it begins…comments about the wives and women in our lives: “I came home the other day and the house wasn’t even clean. What the hell is she doing all day while I am at work? Sitting around growing her ass or what” “I told her I was coming here and it was blah blah blah, you never spend time with me. Of course I don’t, ...

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What would you do if you witnessed this incident?

A young lady in her mid-twenties is being beaten black and blue by a strong, well-built man as 50+ people stand by and watch.   What would you do? How would you react?   Visit the following link to read the entire story and let us know what you would do in the comments below if you found yourself in this awful situation. https://www.facebook.com/indrani.goradia.5/posts/792430934181717?notif_t=mention   Love & light, Team ILF

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