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 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…

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…

April 29, 2020

The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week. This week, get one of your two servings in burger form with these family-friendly and heart-healthy salmon burgers. No grill? No problem. The salmon patties can easily be cooked in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When choosing hamburger buns, pay close attention…

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 24, 2020

Savor the flavors of Spring with this quick to make frittata. Packed with asparagus, leeks and mushrooms and topped with fresh lemony arugula, this dish is as delicious as it is versatile. Appropriate for brunch, lunch or dinner, this frittata can be served hot, room temperature or even cold. It is also an excellent way…