28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 20

February 20, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 20

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 20, Tip 20: Jealousy is a sign of love. Obsession is a sign of commitment. Too many of us grow up believing that these statements are true. And that can leave us open to relationship abuse from partners who control and manipulate, all in the name of love. If you loved me, you would____ If you trusted me, you would…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 19

February 19, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 19

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 19, Tip 19:               Books can make it easier to broach the topic. There are a lot of stories about relationship abuse that can get your teen thinking…questioning. Die for You is just one. I hope it can make a difference in the life of someone you love.  “In this delicate and tense exploration of teenage…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 18

February 18, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 18

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 18, Tip 18: 6 Warning Signs your Teen is in an Abusive Relationship: Sudden changes in appearance, diet or sleeping habits A drop in grades or less participation in outside or school activities Avoiding friends or family Becoming secretive or withdrawn Making excuses for the dating partner Constantly checking cell phone or email. Responding immediately when contacted by dating partner…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 17

February 17, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 17

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 17, Tip 17: If you thought your teen was safe from relationship abuse, you’re not alone. It’s a common myth that this is one of those things that happen to other kids. But here’s something you should know: 96 percent of teens report that they’ve experienced emotional abuse. 96 percent! That means if it hasn’t touched your child there’s a…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 16

February 16, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 16, Tip 16: It’s not as if abuse isn’t happening. Because it is. It’s not as if the research isn’t there. Because it is. But too often those abused don’t tell and those close to them don’t know to ask, or even how to ask.  Here are just three facts: •24 percent of 14 to17-year-olds know at least one student…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 15

February 15, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 15, Tip 15: Sharing is part of a relationship. But where does sharing cross the line into invasion? Into control? It’s not cool when a partner wants to see your phone and read your texts. It’s not cool when a partner wants your online passwords, wants to monitor what you say and what you feel. Learn the signs, and know…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 14

February 14, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 14, Tip 14: Valentine’s Day. Is there a day more despised and dreaded, I wonder? Yes, I know it’s a great excuse for dinner out and who doesn’t love another reason to eat chocolate?  Believe me, I’m all for love and romance. So why shouldn’t we have a holiday dedicated to that idea, you ask?  Well, since you asked… The problem is that Valentine’s…

28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 13

February 13, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 13

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens!  Day 13, Tip 13:     We all want to be loved. But the most important love throughout our lives comes from within. From loving ourselves.   F.L.Y. 

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 12

February 12, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 12, Tip 12: Think you know what’s cool in a relationship? Find out now with an app provided by the folks at ThatsNotCool.com. You get to decide what’s cool and what isn’t. For parents looking for a way to start a conversation, this is a great way to do it. Click the link now to start a conversation about what…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 11

February 11, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In order to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day this month and discover stats that may shock you. Tips that can help you. Links that can save a life. Knowledge and understanding are our best weapons in fighting what has become a silent epidemic among teens! Day 11, Tip 11: One of the reasons teen dating abuse has become such a huge problem is because most girls never tell anyone. Not only that, but 4 out of 5 girls continue to date their abusers. Here are some reasons why: •They’re afraid parents will make them break up •They’re embarrassed or ashamed •They’re afraid of getting hurt by…