16 Jan 2012
in Abuse, Eating Disorders, Education, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Sex, Teachers, Teenagers
Tags: Abuse, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Education, Facebook, Friends, High School, Illness, Legal Obligation, Mentors, Rape, School, Self-Esteem, Sex, Speakers, Teens
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This past weekend, some serious allegations were brought to light regarding a group (more specifically the group’s co-founder) who was scheduled to visit several high schools in my area next month. The result was the co-founder, who was also one of the lead speakers, resigning. I’m guessing he resigned because his past has been highly publicized in the last several weeks causing major uproar and because his current published writing is viewed by some as über controversial, damaging, and inappropriate. More
15 Jun 2011
in Advice, Anxiety, Beauty, Body Image Issues, Controversial Parenting, Fashion, Prejudice, Things I Said I’d Never Do
Tags: Body Art, Body Image, Controversial Parenting, Kat Von D, Kids, Piercings, Prejudice, Tattoo's, Teens
My nine-year-old daughter had an all day play date Monday. The kids had a great time. As we were packing up to leave after dinner, I noticed something shiny on my daughter’s lip. My eyes quickly flickered to her friend, who also had something glistening on her lower lip. My eyeballs quadrupled in size–OMG! They both look like they have lip piercings! They have silver hoops in their lips.
I stayed calm on the outside, but on the inside, I kind of freaked out…My mind flashed forward and I envisioned my baby with a billion tattoos and multiple piercings everywhere. Is my rule-following-angel going to turn out to be a complete rebel? More
21 Feb 2011
in Abuse, Advice, Behavior Issues, Body Image Issues, Children, Confidence, Eating Disorders, Education, Family, Health, Mental & Physical Health, Perfection, Pressure, Relationships, Self-Esteem
Tags: Abuse, Advice, Body Image, Children, Confidence, Cutting, Eating Disorders, Education, Family, Health, Mental & Physical Health, Perfection, Pressure, Relationships, Secrets, Self-Esteem, Teens, Voice in Recovery
- BE MINDFUL of how you model to your daughter
- Ban FAT TALK now! Avoid weight-related discussions at home, such as talking about your own weight and encouraging their children to diet, as well as any form of weight-teasing. Talking about weight loss may have harmful consequences for your daughter’s health and self body image.
- Stop diet talk and diet behavior! Girls with dieting moms are associated with greater use of unhealthy and extreme weight control behaviors.
- EDUCATE your children on overall health, nutrition and fitness
- Remember that health includes body, mind and spirit.
- Take a nutrition class together, or find a nutrition coach to help incorporate healthy eating habits, based on moderation, balance, and research intuitive eating (Recommended reading: Intuitive Eating, by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD).
- Discuss fitness, exercise, and learn what your daughter enjoys doing. Fitness can be fun, and whether she enjoys team sports, or individual activities, help support your daughter in her fitness goals. More
14 Feb 2011
in Advice, Body Image Issues, Development, Self-Esteem, Sex, Teenagers, Uncategorized
Tags: Advice, Body Image Issues, Cassandra Mack, Development, High School, Self-Esteem, Sex, SExually Transmitted Diseases, STD, Teen Sex, Teenagers, Teens
The choice to have sex is a decision that only you can make. Even if your parents have talked to you a thousand times or threatened to tie a chastity belt around your waste if you even think about having sex, the bottom line is only you can decide how soon you are going to have sex. Believe it or not, the best decision is to wait. Why? Because a smart girl knows that the longer she waits the more time she will have to make sure she doesn’t make a momentary decision that she might later regret. Did you know that in a survey where high school girls were asked whether or not they regretted having sex in their teens, more than half said that they wish they had waited?
This is why you need to think of a strategy to help you hold off on sex until you are absolutely sure you won’t make a decision that you might later regret. You need to decide now before you get caught in the heat of the moment, what your position on sex will be. If you wait until you get caught up in the movement, how will you know if you’ve made the right decision? The decision to have sex can affect your self-image, your reputation, your health, your education, your goals, how soon you become a mother, and so much more. You’ve got to be sure that you won’t have any regrets after it’s all said and done. More