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Episode 3: Social Environment at School

What do you do when your child hears or sees something at school that is inappropriate? Today, Dr. Kathy Koch gives solutions for connecting with your child beyond the phone screen, and Mary Flo Ridley offers tips for talking with your children about sexuality.

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Kathy Koch

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Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping parents and educators understand and meet the needs of today's children, and a co-founder of Ignite the Family: A Movement of Awakened Parents. She is also an international speaker and the author of several books including Screens and Teens, No More Perfect Kids and How Am I Smart? Dr. Koch earned her Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She resides in Ft. Worth, TX. Learn more about Dr. Koch at


Mary Flo Ridley

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A former high school teacher, Mary Flo Ridley is a sought after speaker on the topic of equipping parents of young children to have successful dialogs about sex. She received her education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex., and is the creator of the "Simple Truths" curriculum: a live presentation available on CD and DVD aimed at answering chidren's questions with confidence. Mary Flo and her husband, Dave, have three grown children.