When was the last time you had a conversation with your teen both males and females about dating abuse? As the father of a teenage daughter, this subject and monthly observation, really resonates with me. For the parents out there, perhaps you have similar feelings and thoughts. This month is set aside to ensure we all are made more aware of teen dating violence and some of its accompanying aspects such as stalking and sexual assault. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three in four parents say they have had a conversation with their teen about what it means to be in a healthy relationship — but 74 percent of sons and 66 percent of daughters said they have not had the conversation about dating abuse with a parent in the past year. It may be time to re-engage on this subject again.
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I have given my fair share of mixed signals to men over the years, for various reasons. I hope to help others learn from my mistakes. Jennifer Bedoya, CC0, via Unsplash. Guys, you know the feeling; one minute she is totally into you, and the next she is ignoring you. Why do women do that? Is she really into you, or is she playing you?
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By Harriet Johnston For Mailonline. A 'deeply claustrophobic' French film depicting a teenage skiing champion being sexually exploited by her male coach is shedding a light on the darker side of the mountain sport. The film is semi-autobiographical, with Favier herself trained in high performance sports as a teenager and revealing she was 'subject to violence' during the period. Sexual abuse scandals have rocked the ski racing community in recent years, with many young female athletes targeted while isolated away from family and friends with older male coaches on the competitive circuit.
But where did this idea originate? Why do people experience this kind of personal crisis? Is it something confined to the teenage years?