At a birthday party there are two ice cream choices: vanilla, chocolate. There is one ice cream scooper. The outspoken/direct communicators have taken the scooper and are using it to get chocolate ice cream. The quiet/reserved communicator doesn’t like ... read more
An open letter to our America: We’re students, athletes, believers, siblings, friends, and most importantly Americans. In the past week we’ve seen our communities lose sight of the ideals we value most. It feels like everything breaking apart, that we... read more
My younger sister is lying on the couch across from where I’m writing this, loudly complaining of boredom. For most fourteen-year-olds, this is a common occurrence. I know it certainly was when I was her age. Similar to unemployment, the first few w... read more
Note: Although most of our blog posts are directed towards parents, guardians, and adults, we felt this was an important topic for teenagers to read about, especially as it had been a large topic of conversation in our previous meetings. Thus, Breakups: A... read more
Love in a Digital Age “Let’s snap on the twitter.” “What’s the deal with the kicking?” “Why don’t you pin that to my wall?” “Let’s insta that.” Are these phrases you or loved ones say? Or interpretations of what you think they say?... read more
Dear Parents, Many of you may be familiar with the Lord of the Rings. If not, we will briefly explain. There’s this dude named Sauron, he does some bad stuff with the ring of power and through some circumstances becomes an all seeing eye in a tower in t... read more
respect |riˈspekt| 1. Due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others In teen dating violence prevention work, respect is critical concept that people must understand and abide by in order to interact with others in a positive way. I... read more
One thing every parent needs to teach their child about is consent. When most parents picture teaching their child consent they imagine a conversation like this “Now son, when you get married and begin having sex you need to ask permission of your w... read more
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