My child says they are LGBTQ….what should I do?
So, your child just made a (big) announcement about their sexuality and/or gender identity. You may be feeling a lot of emotion and your child likely is as well. Before you decide what to say or to do next, take a moment to collect your thoughts and to put a few things into perspective. First […]
Communicating with your Teen about Healthy Dating Relationships
During adolescence, peers are incredibly important to a young person’s emotional growth and “connectedness” – being a part something bigger than just their family. This is a natural part of the developmental process that eventually leads to adulthood. For some teens, relationships with friends can develop into romance. While we all remember how exciting a […]
How to Use the Parental Controls on a Smartphone
With the growing innovation and constant upgrades on smartphones, it is tough to be updated on the latest features. One useful feature of many smartphones that may appeal to parents is the parental controls. This can be found on both Android and Apple smartphones. For a detailed guide on how to circumvent the Parental Control […]
#BecauseILoveYou “Because I love you” isn’t an excuse for someone to treat you badly or make you feel uncomfortable. Watch the video to learn more about healthy relationships and how to join the #ThatsNotLove campaign. Interested in learning more about other aspects of health relationships? Check out our post about teen dating violence.
Healthy Relationships 101: Teen Dating Violence
Teen dating violence is a relationship that consists of either physical, mental, and/or emotional violence towards a partner’s relationship. Teen dating violence can activate many unhealthy behaviors such as: anger, jealousy, guilt, “put-me-downs”, and hostility. Teen dating violence has a lot of negative consequences. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s development […]