Moms and dads for education to stop teen dating abuse

It’s a painful reality that much of what limits us in our lives is our own feelings of unworthiness and self-hatred. This feeling about ourselves is common because every person is divided. Robert Firestone has described, each of us has a “real self,” a part of us that is self-accepting, goal-directed and life-affirming as well as an “anti-self,” a side of us that is self-hating, self-denying, paranoid and suspicious.

And how can we push past them to live a life free of the harsh attitudes of our inner critic? Robert and Lisa Firestone found that the most common self-critical thought among a diverse population of subjects tested is “You are different from other people.” Most people see themselves as different, not in some positive or special way, but in a negative sense.

As someone who experienced relationship violence as a teenager and young adult, I am incredibly excited about this project and I hope that you will join MADE with me.

Last week the tragic violent incident involving popular teenage singers Chris Brown and Rihanna has highlighted the need for teen dating violence awareness and education. Now is the time for a teaching moment and for ensuring that we educate about the crisis of teen dating violence and abuse. Nearly one-half of adult sex offenders report committing their first sexual offenses prior to the age of 18 [Ron Snipe, et Al, “Recidivism in Young Adulthood, Adolescent Sexual Offenders Grown Up,” 25 Criminal Justice & Behavior, 109,117, (1998)].

But there are other things that MADE members are doing and ways to get more involved.Redme Heddub will be a special guest at the live auditioning.Redme Heddub will be rocking you steady with his top ten instrumental melodies of the 50's 60's 70's and today music.Psych Alive draws on the contribution of leading psychology experts who specialize in a broad spectrum of subjects related to our emotional well-being.Psych Alive is a free, educational resource funded by the non-profit organization The Glendon Association.

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