So here are my four action points for parents and for those of you who work with parents that I have culled out from my life story: 1) Raise boys to be men who care; 2) Reach and engage fathers; 3) Equip parents to become their children’s primary sexuality educator; and 4) Build parents’ ability to protect children from abuse.
At the onset of summer, our 17-year old daughter said that she plans to invite her friends to swim in the pool in our condominium compound. We said that we will say ‘yes’ to this activity when our family guidelines and
According to the campaign, we might be surprised to learn that saying things like “boys will be boys” and “it’s OK, he just did it because he likes you” excuses disrespectful behavior in the minds of young people. When we say these things, we not only excuse the disrespectful behavior of our boys, we also, unfortunately, teach our girls to accept it.
In this sex-crazed society that we live in, we should always remember that parents are in the protection business. One crucial way that we can protect our children is by providing guidance and setting standards when it comes to dating.
These are tough times for Filipino teens. To be loved. To be cared for. To be protected. These are basic and universal needs of children and youth that unfortunately are not being fully met.
This is such a sweet gesture from Doug Kramer to his daughter. A Team Kramer Facebook fan commented “every father should do this to his daughter at a young age. Dads should portray a gentleman so their daughters won’t settle for pigs.” Father-daughter relationships are templates for
We have to set the bar higher and expect better behaviour. Boys will highly appreciate expectations that bring out the very best in who they are. Boys who deeply get self-respect and values the importance of respect, honesty, empathy and kindness.
Sex negativity keeps young people from accessing accurate information when, in fact, it is “scientific, age-appropriate and culturally-sensitive information” that can help reduce risky behavior.