About Lynda Harlos #ParentWithPurpose


I started this website back in 2014 and a year later our Youtube channel to help parents cope with the everyday stressful aspects of parenting.

As you can imagine, we had been through some normal/not-so-normal things having 4 teenagers in our home.

Since finding out about my oldest daughter being trafficked, I now dedicate a great deal of time and resources to educating anyone who will listen on this topic all in the hopes that we can prevent this from happening to another family.

 Samantha and Mama Bear



A mom of 4, all now adults.
The most important thing I have learned on my parenting journey, is that you need to love your child, no matter what, which was easy enough, but you also need to tell them so every day. 
I am forever grateful to my children for this journey, which has made me the woman I am today.

Following Tim McGraw’s advice, and helping the next one in line so they will not have this happen to their families.

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Other Media Coverage & Podcasts


Defending our Children Podcast




Moments My Daughter and I

spent working together to educate on Sex Trafficking. 

JUST A KID: Video with Victim Service Durham
Jan 29th, 2021


Mother’s Day special with NCJWC, National Council of Jewish Women Canada Toronto “Live on Instagram.”

May 10th, 2020


STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Junior League of Hamilton
Jan 27th, 2021


Human trafficking is not a New Phenomenon, but caring about it is.

Jan 21c 2020

360 KIDS

Helping parents learn the truth about what Sex Trafficking Looks like 

Other Speaking Events

Victim Services Durham Monthly events 2021-2023

Above & Beyond Women’s event

Trillium Lakeshore School Board

Lindsay School Event


Bracebridge School Event

Victim Services Manitoulin Northshores

Human Trafficking event

Abigal’s Learning Center

Victim Services Manitoulin Northshore

Victim Services Sudbury