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 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…

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…

May 9, 2020

Dear Daughters, Dyspareunia is the medical term for pain experienced during sexual intercourse. For both men and women, pain can occur in the pelvic area during or soon after sexual intercourse. It can happen at any time during sex or after sexual activity. Eventually, ongoing pain may cause a person to lose interest in any…

February 21, 2020

Dear Daughters,   Did you know there’s a difference between worry and concern? The difference is change. If you can make a change for the better, then act on your concerns. If not, don’t worry! Accept the things you can’t change. Relieve yourself of worried, unproductive thoughts. How can you cut down on worrying when…

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….

November 28, 2019

Here are the Tips for Cutting Back on Salt Dear Daughters, Salt plays a role in high blood pressure. Everyone, including children, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about one teaspoon of salt). Adults age 51 and older, African Americans of any age and individuals with high…

September 29, 2019

If you are in a toxic environment, you will waste away.” ― Richie Norton Another word for toxic is poison. If you’re exposed to toxins such as carbon monoxide, over time, you will die. Therefore, you see many people in the movies sit in their cars with the motor running. They’re filling up the garage…