Teen Dating Violence: what is it and how can you address it with your teen?
In recent years, stories about professional sports figures’, movie stars’ and famous singers’ involvement in domestic violence have been in the news. Such headlines not only raise our consciousness about this important issue, but can also provide a great opportunity to talk with teens about healthy relationships and dating abuse. Even if this topic seems like a difficult one to tackle and you feel that you don’t have all the answers, a few minutes to chat with your teen can go a long way.
Dating violence (or relationship abuse) isn’t arguing with your boy or girlfriend every once in a while, or having a partner who occasionally treats […]
This week's Parenthetical post is one of two in a new forgiveness series summarizing many of the concepts presented by Dr. Bob Enright of the International Forgiveness Institute during his Forgiveness Seminar at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It offers suggestions for the importance and prac...
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