Introducing Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters With Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith

Published Monday, May 05, 2014

Never have parents been so challenged by the world around them to instill in their children the virtues that lead to a strong moral compass, admirable character, and a mature faith. In our media-saturated world, it’s impossible to shelter children from the influences that undermine values taught at home. That’s why adults must “seize the moments” to teach children crucial lessons that will last a lifetime. Author Marybeth Hicks invites parents to consider the traits that define excellent char...Read more...

Free Chapter from Bringing Up Geeks: Raise an Uncommon Kid

Published Wednesday, December 05, 2012

  One day when I picked Amy up from school, she climbed into the van, buckled her seatbelt and announced, "One of the girls said I'm cool." This was a highpoint of third grade.   I was more than a little surprised. "Wow. How does she know?" I asked.   "Mom, that should be obvious," Amy said, implying my ignorance. Probably, I had inadvertently armed Amy with something I didn’t even know was cool, like the time I bought her a pair of Phat Farm sneakers.   As we drove ou...Read more...

Marybeth Hicks
Marybeth Hicks is an author and speaker on politics, media, parenting, and the culture.

She is also the founder and editor of,
a blog for American women about
the things that matter most.