National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Kickoff

Welcome to the kickoff of my blog post series in support of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. The series is titled: “Teens Tell All: Top 20 Reasons Why Teens DO and DON’T Have Sex” Check out the … [Continue reading]

Protecting Your Child from Sexual Assault

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On May 1st, I will begin my blog series “Teens Tell All: Top 20 Reasons why Teens DO and DON’T Have Sex,” in support of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. However, I decided to address one of those reasons this week since … [Continue reading]

Protecting Innocence or Promoting Ignorance?

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  There are times when I speak to 8th grade students and am really torn about how much information to share because the experiences of the students are SO extreme. High school students say they love that I “keep it … [Continue reading]

Boundaries: Who Needs Them?

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WE ALL DO! I tell students they will never outgrow their need for boundaries and the sooner they learn to establish and maintain them the easier it will be for them to do so later in life. Unfortunately, many students are not being … [Continue reading]

TRUTH that Sets them Free!

Every word that came out of your mouth was the truth.  The truth shall set me free now thanks to you. ~High School Student   Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth—that’s what teenagers want, … [Continue reading]

Investment is Better than Sacrifice

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I am always in search of analogies, quotes or stories to use in the classroom to help students understand the benefits of abstaining from sexual activity. I would much rather spend my time focusing on the benefits of abstaining from sex than the … [Continue reading]

Begin with the END in mind!

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I had an interesting conversation in class today with a 17-year-old young man who was very open about the fact that he used marijuana and had sex. During the class, I asked him if he would want his future child to use marijuana or have sex … [Continue reading]

Kill the spider!

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I heard a message from a minister years ago that stuck with me because the truth of it resonated within.  His sermon topic was entitled, “Kill the Spider.”  It was a simple message with a core principle that could apply … [Continue reading]

Hope for a Generation!

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When I started my blog, I said you should prepare to be shocked, amazed, burdened, heart broken yet encouraged. Today is a day to be encouraged! The letter below brought a smile to my face and definitely gave me hope for this generation. … [Continue reading]

An Angel with a crooked halo

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    If you read my very first blog post, you may recall me stating that this blog is my attempt to sound the alarm and let adults know how much this generation of youth NEEDS us! The letter below should provide proof … [Continue reading]