July 18, 2020

  Dear Daughters, While parent-child conversations about drinking are essential, talking is not enough; you also need to take concrete action to help your child resist alcohol. Research strongly shows that active, supportive involvement by parents and guardians can help teens avoid underage drinking and prevent later alcohol abuse. According to the 2015 National Survey…

July 11, 2020

Dear Daughters, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen birth rates fell steeply in the United States from 2007 through 2013, dropping to a record low of 26.5 live births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19 years old. Pregnancy has consequences for teen girls and boys, as well as their children….

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,…

June 6, 2020

Dear Daughters, As parents we face a difficult task when teaching children to be aware of their surroundings and potentially dangerous situations. Try as you may, as a parent you are not always going to be nearby. The next best thing is to teach your children to be responsible for their own safety. More than…

February 18, 2020

Dear Daughters, Do you push through setbacks? Or do they often set you back? Resilience is bouncing back from problems. It’s about being flexible and enduring when the going gets tough. It’s knowing that there’s always a brighter tomorrow. It’s human to feel vulnerable. Not every day is perfect, and it’s healthy to acknowledge when you…

February 10, 2020

Dear Daughters,   Codependency is a pattern of behavioral interactions within a dysfunctional relationship. It can sometimes be referred to as “relationship addiction,” because people with codependency often form or maintain one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive relationships. I really wanted to shed some light on this topic as it is one I struggle with myself….

February 8, 2020

Dear Daughters, Here is another article on  a personalty type you may not be aware of: Dependent personality disorder is a condition in which people depend too much on others to meet their emotional and physical needs. Cause Signs and Symptoms Frequency of Occurrence Diagnosis  Treatment Resources Cause Dependent personality disorder usually begins in childhood….