Tag: parenting teens

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Parenting LBGT Youth

"When your child 'comes out' to you, thank them. Thank them for loving and trusting you enough to share this important part of themselves with you. They have given you a gift, an opportunity to interact with them in an open and honest way. It means they want your approval

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My Pet Peeve

I have a pet peeve. When folks I barely know ask me to write them a letter of recommendation or reference. I say no when I feel that my sense of personal integrity would be compromised in the process. With youth, I don’t say no right away. I use it

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Teen Dating & Consent

The last time I wrote a blog about teen dating, I shared that my colleague, Lisa Allred, and I were learning new terms from the teens in our lives. One was “ship”.  Of course, the funny part was that although Lisa got the concept correct, she mis-remembered the actual term.