All Things Teen
We're all about teenagers, because we're all about making the next generation, the greatest generation. We've worked with teens for over 20 years, and in that amount of time we've racked up some great stories and life lessons, and we simply must share. So if you're in the mood to read about what the next generation is up to, check back frequently. Enjoy!
Not So Teenage Heart Throb
On February 23, 2012, the media was buzzing about a little more than the premier of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” Chances are you heard all about a condom falling out of teen heart throb, Zac Efron’s pocket. It caused a media frenzy! As a parent, this is a golden opportunity to talk to your kids about the risks that come with premarital sex and how much our society tells teens to be “safe.” The problem with the almighty condom is that yes, it may protect physically, but we are more than physical beings. Condoms do not protect anyone emotionally, mentally, socially, or spiritually. So as a parent, use this time to reinforce your expectations of your teen. Remember, that is what they truly want to hear from you! You can also use this as a jumping off point to talk about the friends they hang out with and the media they listen to. Remind them that you are their best source for learning about sexual health. If you aren’t having these talks, the rest of the world will tell them that “safe sex” is ok and the norm. At the closing of one article about Efron, the editor said “At least Efron has the “no glove, no love” concept down” (By Taylor Bigler - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – Thu, Feb 23, 2012). This is what our teens are being bombarded with every day. Let’s begin to change this trend!