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 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 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…

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 19, 2020

Dear Daughters, During the teenage years, adolescents experience a variety of physical and emotional changes. As they begin to discover their sexual identity, teens face many temptations. It is important for parents to talk to their children about feelings and educate them about sex and related responsibilities. Growing Up Fast Talking to Your Teen Tips…

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…