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August 30th, 2011 | Filed under: Articles, Blog, Parents, Youth

The Three Fights Every Parent Has With Their Kid and How to Stop Them

 By Vanessa Van Petten, creator of RadicalParenting.com and author of the parenting book, “Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?” (http://www.radicalparenting.com/books-and-products/book-youre-grounded/)  When I was 16 I thought it was my Dad’s goal in life to make me miserable. I was convinced that he had a running list of all the ways he [...]

February 14th, 2011 | Filed under: Articles, Blog, Parents

How to talk to your daughter about love

Valentine’s Day—what better time to talk to your teen about the crazy little thing called love? Where to start? A good place is helping her set her bar—her standard for what she believes love is. How do we do that? By having open, two-way conversations. By giving information, like what we believe love is. And [...]

November 5th, 2010 | Filed under: Appearances, Blog, Parents

Parent Support Services & Bob Prittie Library Invite Parents, Grandparents, Counselors, all to:

How to Frog-Proof Your Daughter By Kaycee Jane, author of ‘Frog or Prince? The smart girl’s guide to boyfriends.’ Date: Thursday, November 18th, 2010      6:30pm – 8:30pm For more details Frog or Prince Event

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

The Tyee

Waking up after the Pitt Meadows Nightmare Images of a girl allegedly drugged and gang-raped went viral. What do parents now say to teens? > read more by Kaycee Jane

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 18th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Parents

Your daughter’s boyfriend

Remember this? Pull off the first petal and say: “He loves me.” And the next: “He loves me not.” Repeat until you get to the last petal to find out whether your boyfriend loves you or not. Sound crazy? Have you talked to your daughter about love? Or left it up to Google? The other [...]

February 18th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Parents

Teen dating violence

Have you ever talked to your teen about dating violence? Many parents talk about sex, bullying, smoking, internet safety, substance abuse—all good subjects. But dating violence? It’s a complex issue, and largely neglected. “Maybe that’s because we perceive it as not likely to happen to our own teens,” says Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, of the University [...]

February 18th, 2010 | Filed under: Blog, Parents

“The Talk” Spoken to your daughter about teen sex? Check. But what about teen dating?

We know about the consequences of not talking to our daughters about sex. Daytime television and tabloid papers are rife with them. But what about the consequences of not talking to them about healthy relationships? Sure, we make rules—at what age they can date, for instance, and what type of dating activities are appropriate. Is [...]