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August 14th, 2010 | Filed under: Articles, Blog, Parents

Laurence Fishburne’s daughter, Montana, and her entry into the world of porn

Dr. Julius Licata, Director of TeenCentral.net says celebrities like Kim Kardashian and now Montana Fishburne send a message we don’t want to give our young people: sex is something you barter.   Did Kardashian influence Montana Fishburne to become a porn star? Montana says that she did. But she also said she likes sex and [...]

June 18th, 2010 | Filed under: Appearances

2010 BC School Counsellors Conference. Oct 21 & 22

We know about the consequences of not talking to our daughters about sex. What about the consequences of not talking to our daughters about healthy relationships? Researchers have found that dating experiences affect teens’ development, both positively and negatively. Negative consequences of bad dating experiences range from concerns about body image to feeling anxious, to [...]

April 9th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Media Stories

Frog or prince?

This book presents a very systematic way of analyzing the current guy you are with to see if he’s a Frog or a Prince. Simple as that! >Read More Kimberly Rigney (I’m a public school teacher trying to figure out life. None of my thoughts are original to the world, just perhaps to me.)

March 30th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Parents

Frog or Prince’s ‘Last words about teen dating violence’ at RWJF’s healthy relationship conversation. Criteria vs Concepts.

Youth can identify things that make for a healthy relationship—respect, boundaries, balance, and so on. Can they use these concepts to make smart choices? It is difficult to apply concepts to real-life situations. I believe teens can use healthy relationship criteria to make better choices. When a teen knows how to express their wants and [...]

March 26th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Media Stories

Book Review: Frog or Prince?: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Boyfriends

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a book about adolescent dating entitled Frog or Prince?: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Boyfriends, by a Canadian author, Kaycee Jane.  I postponed reading it, thinking that there are too many dating books already, although not enough for teenagers. This and the book’s engaging cover and fairytale [...]

March 18th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Reviews

Is this book a frog or a prince? -Review

I usually don’t read this kind of book, the non-fiction girl-power how-to genre of books. Kaycee Jane’s book, however, had smart writing that mixed good information with engaging anecdotes and diagrams (charts and checklists). This balance allowed me to absorb the useful information without feeling like I’m studying for an exam. >read more Paperfairy (TeenSRC)

March 18th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Media Stories

How to Frog-Proof Your Daughter

It can be frustrating – even heartbreaking — to watch your daughter date a frog. You know she deserves better, but until she figures that out for herself, she’s likely to be drawn to the fly-eating guys rather than anyone even remotely resembling a Prince. But what’s a frog-phobic parent to do? > read more [...]

March 5th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Youth

How The Internet Has Changed Teen Dating?

By Vanessa Van Petten, youthologist and teen author of the parenting book “You’re Grounded!,” manages RadicalParenting.com, a parenting blog written by 60 teen writers, ages 12-20 to help parents and adults get an honest and open view into the world and mind of youth. Van Petten’s work and blog have been featured in the Wall [...]

February 27th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Parents

Does your daughter need dating advice—from you?

Well, there’s more to a healthy relationship than sex—so yes, she absolutely does. Giving your daughter dating advice may sound taboo and weird. But who else will talk to her about the differences between a Frog and a Prince. > read more

February 26th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Youth

Hookups vs. Healthy Relationships

Hookups vs. Healthy Relationships When people read Laid: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture, author Shannon Boodram hopes they will learn rather than judge. One thing I learned was that the difference between a positive and negative hookup experience lies in the same things that make for a healthy relationship. It may [...]