Laura Ingraham hosted Elayne Bennett, president of Best Friends Foundation, author of Daughters in Danger.
Bennett said tweens are in more trouble than they've ever been due to vulgar, hypersexualized sound and imagery, citing Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Madonna as bad influences - despite Madonna having written good books for children at one time.
Bennett said her program of abstinence has been very well received through her foundation and cited brain research where the prefrontal cortex that influeces judgment develop the last of all brain parts. She agreed with Ingraham that concerned parents are essential and that helicopter parents who are ridiculed are far more important that ostrich parents whom ignore the ignore and even encourage negative influences.
Bennett stated that parents shouldn't be their children's friends, but their guides. She warned about the influence of peers filling the vacuum left. She said bullying is much more serious than reported and that young men who bully are often adult abusers.