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…

28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 10

February 10, 2017 Leave your thoughts
28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 10

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In honor of #TeenDVMonth, and in the hopes of helping to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day 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 10, Tip 10:

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 9

February 9, 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 9, Tip 9: 1.5 million high school students in the US are physically abused by a dating partner. Think it isn’t happening/hasn’t happened to someone you know?  I didn’t. Then I started writing Die for You  and began to hear the stories. Nearly everyone I know has one. A boyfriend who threatened to drink Drano if she broke up with him. An…

28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 8

February 8, 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 8, Tip 8: This month is all about teen dating abuse awareness. But if we can prevent abuse, we can also protect our kids from so much more. Victims of teen dating abuse are at higher risk for depression, substance abuse and eating disorders. Worried about someone you love? Check out the information and resources here: www.loveisrespect.org

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 7

February 7, 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 7, Tip 7: If you’re looking for bruises and split lips, then you could very well be missing the signs of teen dating abuse. Physical violence is just one way that teens today are in danger. Abuse can also be verbal, sexual, psychological, emotional or digital. In fact, some of these other forms of abuse are more common and equally…

28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 6

February 6, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In honor of #TeenDVMonth, and in the hopes of helping to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day 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 6, Tip 6 Girls and young women are at TRIPLE the risk of dating abuse than the national average.  Why is that? Because girls are often unsure of what a healthy relationship looks like. They don’t have experience and if they’re insecure and uncertain (and how many teen girls aren’t?), they can mistake jealousy, possessiveness and…

28 Days; 28 Tips: Day 5

February 5, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month. In honor of #TeenDVMonth, and in the hopes of helping to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day 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 5, Tip 5 In  honor of Super Bowl Sunday, here’s the link to the Super Bowl’s first ad about domestic violence. And WOW…it’s really powerful. It reminds us all to watch…to listen…to be aware…to be there!   http://nomore.org/no-more-official-super-bowl-ad/

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 4

February 4, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month. In honor of #TeenDVMonth, and in the hopes of helping to shine light on dating abuse, I’m posting 28 Tips for 28 Days. Stop by each day 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 4, Tip 4: During yoga class last week, I heard a song that was so powerful I hung out in Down Dog just to listen to more of it. The sound is titled Scars to Your Beautiful and it’s by Alessia Cara. It’s a song about how so many of us try to be perfect and…

28 Days, 28 Tips: Day 3

February 3, 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! If someone you’re dating is trying to control you online, demands your passwords, or disrespects you, that’s not okay! Get the scoop on digital abuse! Know the dangers, the warnings and the way to protect yourself. Check out this website:  https://thatsnotcool.com/

28 Days, 28 Tips: DAY 2

February 2, 2017 Leave your thoughts

February is National Teen Dating Abuse 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 2, Tip 2: Do you know the Signs of Dating Abuse? Check out this youtube video. You may be shocked at how it happens…how it can start out looking a lot like, well, love. http://bit.ly/1xv9fWG