July 25, 2020

Dear Daughters, Many  of us parents incorrectly believe that drug abuse among teens is limited to illegal substances like marijuana or ecstasy. However, a number of over-the-counter (OTC) medications can potentially be abused by teens. It is important for parents to educate themselves about OTC medication abuse and discuss their concerns with their children. Make…

July 4, 2020

Dear Daughters, Social media is part of many teens’ daily routines. It is important to understand both the positive and negative uses and effects of social media. Being aware of this can help parents guide their teens to use these platforms in a healthy and safe manner. Consider the following information to teach your teen…

June 27, 2020

Dear Daughters, Child abuse is a serious issue, which may impact an individual throughout his or her life. It is never too late to begin coping with abuse experienced in one’s childhood. Learn more about child abuse, ways to recognize the symptoms of abuse, and how adult survivors of child abuse can cope. Types of…

June 20, 2020

Dear Daughters, child sexual abuse has been at the center of unprecedented public attention during the last decade. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted statutes identifying child sexual abuse as criminal behavior. This crime encompasses different types of sexual activity, including voyeurism, sexual dialogue, fondling, touching of the genitals, rape and…

June 13, 2020

Dear Daughters, Child sexual abuse includes a wide range of sexual behaviors that take place between a child and an older person. These behaviors are meant to arouse the older person in a sexual way. In general, no thought is given to what effect the behavior may have on the child. For the most part,…

May 16, 2020

Dear Daughters, Adolescence is a period of major social, hormonal and emotional change. It is common for teens to be concerned with self-image and become sensitive to the slightest criticism. Some act out rebelliously against authority, including parents and teachers. Others experiment with risky behaviors, such as using illegal drugs and having unprotected sex. With…

April 25, 2020

Dear Daughters, Stress takes a physical toll on the body. It causes fatigue, tension, nervousness and loss of appetite. But you can control the affects of stress on your body through simple changes in your diet, exercise regimen and general outlook on your daily activities. Diet Exercise Positive Outlook Resources Diet Stress affects people’s diets…

April 18, 2020

Dear Daughters, Fоrgіvеnеѕѕ іѕ a dаіlу – even аn hourly – choice. It’ѕ аbоut ѕеttіng aside hоw уоu fееl, and focusing оn whеrе you want to gо аnd whаt уоu wаnt tо accomplish in уоur life. Forgiveness іѕn’t a fееlіng; it’s a deliberate choice tо change your mіndѕеt and lеt the past ѕlеер. Fоrgіvеnеѕѕ іѕ…