May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴…? 🤔
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and roughly 1-in-4 girls will be pregnant at least once before age of 20.
The U.S. teen birth rate is at an all-time low. As of 2016, the teen birth rate declined 67 percent since its peak in 1991. Yet despite plummeting rates, teen pregnancy and birth rates for teens ages 15-19 in the U.S. remain among the highest of industrialized nations.
The biggest predictor of efficacy of preventing teen pregnancy is parents talking to their adolescents. Parents, if you can start having these conversations before your daughters start menstruating, then you have a greater chance of preventing them from having an unwanted pregnancy. And it’s the same for boys – it’s ideal to begin having talks before the onset of puberty, or around age 10.
By proactively having the “Sex Talk,” or maybe call it the “Relationship Talk”, you have a chance to share your own values in this area, and can be sure you are providing your children with important information not only about pregnancy prevention, but about sexually transmitted diseases, consent, and other related topics.
Having trouble navigating “the talk” with your teens? Send us a message and we’d be happy to assist you in starting the conversation. 💙
Parental Advisory Training
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“Toxic Friend” Characteristics
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𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐲? 🤔 Though we don’t agree with this teen’s approach to getting more privacy, studies show that teens need more privacy and personal space as they get older – and it’s an actual good thing!…Read More
5 Books Every Parent Should Be Reading!
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Wellness Wednesdays – Mental Health Awareness Training | Facilitated by Caleb’s Kids
Wellness Wednesdays – Mental Health Awareness Training | Facilitated by Caleb’s Kids https://fb.watch/h8rrd-iARu/Read More
Sacrificial Love of 85 People
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A Global Day Of Giving
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Annual Staff Retreat!
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Quick Parenting Tip Tuesday!
𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲! 💡 Parents, when complimenting your child… get your “but” out of the way! You probably think we’re crazy 🤪 but just let us explain: 𝗪𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐫…Read More
Tips To Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your Child!
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A Testimonial Resolution
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