28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 26

February 26, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 26

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 26, Tip 26: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship: This is from an article by Pamela Jacobs, an advocate and attorney who helps women to reclaim their lives after abuse. http://pamela jacobs.com He will romance you You’ll find yourself thinking, “He’s too good to be true.” And he is. He’ll want to commit quickly. He’ll want you to be…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 25

February 25, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 25

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 25, Tip 25:   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 with a sharp edge and…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 24

February 24, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 24

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 24, Tip 24: The dreaded sex talk.  If you’re a parent, you don’t want to have it. If you’re a teen you really don’t want to have it. At least, not with your parent. Still, like many other parents I gathered my courage and I talked to my kids. When they were little, I had books that we could read together and…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 23

February 23, 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 23, Tip 23: TEEN AMBASSADORS NEEDED!  When it comes to dating abuse, teens often don’t turn to parents, teachers or other adults. They want to talk to other teens. Can you be that person? Leaders with strong social media skills wanted to help teach others about dating violence. Click the link and read more.   https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/teen-ambassadors-needed#.WKxSAxIrI0o  

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…