28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 22

February 22, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 22

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 22, Tip 22: Love is not jealousy. Love is not obsession. Love is not control.  Love is not manipulation.  Love is not abuse.   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…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 21

February 21, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 21

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 21, Tip 21:             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.  “This taut thriller unrolls hidden messages of abusive relationships…

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.