Dear Daughters, Emergency contraception can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work. Emergency contraception is also called the "morning after pill." But you do not need to wait until the morning after unprotected sex to take it. There are … Continue reading Emergency Contraception
Dear Daughters, Date rape is a violent crime with serious consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. Continuing to force sexual activity without consent is considered rape and is punishable under the law. Date rape can be especially hard for victims to deal with because it is often committed by a friend or acquaintance. … Continue reading Date or Acquaintance Rape
Dear Daughters, Sexual assault is any type of forced or coerced sexual contact or behavior that happens without consent. Sexual assault includes rape and attempted rape, child molestation, and sexual harassment or threats. In the United States, nearly one in five women has been raped and almost half of women have experienced another type of … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Dear Daughters, Mental illness is a very touchy subject,even more mental illness in children, however we need to discuss it. As a mother of 4 beautiful children I never thought it would happen to any of my children but it did. There were so many signs but I missed them, but now a days there are some … Continue reading What should I do if I think my child has a mental illness?
Dear Daughters, Few things in life are as emotionally difficult to deal with as the breakup of a relationship. Whether someone has broken up with you, you ended the relationship or the decision was mutual, the aftermath can be equally challenging. Taking the time to grieve and recover properly and learning ways to manage … Continue reading Coping with the Break-up of a Relationship
Dear Daughters, Low self-esteem is a topic I have struggled with. I had to learn to appreciate my self worth. It took some time but I can honestly say I love myself and my self -esteem is growing daily. So what is self-esteem? Self-esteem is a condition of awareness, an attitude, an appreciation of yourself … Continue reading How can I improve my self-esteem?
Dear Daughters, Did you know that scientific researchers have demonstrated that laughing and maintaining a sense of humor ward off stress, fight illnesses, and promote overall mind and body health. Find simple ways to laugh and relax, and turn to humor when you feel worries and frustrations creeping in. The Power of Humor Using Humor … Continue reading Humor: A Serious Weapon in the Fight Against Stress