Spotlight on Youth on the First Annual National Period Day

If I could scream the importance of this topic it from my rooftop I would, except: 1) I’m 26 weeks pregnant so I am period-free for the next, oh, three months or so. 2) I’m pregnant and climbing onto the roof has been declared a Dangerous activity by my OB so I’ve ceased. For now. … More Spotlight on Youth on the First Annual National Period Day

Survey Your Staff on Their Feelings About Youth

Does your place of business serve, teach, or otherwise interact with teenagers? Do your colleagues/employees thrive in those interactions, or are they run-of-the-mill transactions with little engagement? Worse yet, are young patrons obviously sneered at or belittled? Unless you’re employed by the pinnacle of customer service, your place of employment is likely not known for … More Survey Your Staff on Their Feelings About Youth

Setting Boundaries With and For the Teenager in Your Life

We know that teenagers (should) have curfews, screen time limits, must complete their chores, etc. Those are rules negotiated by teens and their guardians. But there are other types of rules that young people must learn about and practice in order to protect and honor their emotional selves, as well as others they encounter. These … More Setting Boundaries With and For the Teenager in Your Life

Something New

On Wednesdays we wear pink, but on Tuesdays we spotlight someone or a group/business/organization doing the real work. The very work that I exist to support. I am not a bystander in the world of advocating for teenagers. There are so many of us, and I look forward to introducing them to you. There are … More Something New