When the One You Love Has a Temper

When the One You Love Has a Temper

This is a story from a co-worker who gave me permission to share her story.

I was 19 and madly in love. We were together for about 3 months and I knew (at least I thought I did) that this was the guy I was going to spend the rest of my life with. Everything was perfect about him and my family adored him. But then one day something changed.

It was about a week before Halloween and we were at a haunted house. I was a bit terrified.

Dealing with the Crazy Ups and Downs of Emotional Abusers

Dealing with the Crazy Ups and Downs of Emotional Abusers

There are some people in this world that no matter how strong you think you are, they will continue to beat you down emotionally one thing at a time. Sometimes we stick around because we believe we can help them become a better person. Other times we stick around because we believe them. Many times, we have no idea why we remain in a relationship with an emotional abuser.

Screen Time, Suicides & Our Youth

Screen Time, Suicides & Our Youth

We know it’s not good for us, yet we do it any way. I’m referring to the massive amount of screen time that many of us are experiencing on a daily basis.

Many of us are lucky in the sense that we remember very clearly the days before computers, social media, smart phones and tablets. Our youth does not have that privilege. To them, it’s part of normal life and in a sense, they are right. But should spending 9+ hours on digital screens a day be normal?

#CleanUpTwitter for a Safe, Online Environment

#CleanUpTwitter for a Safe, Online Environment

What one person sees as an innocent way of sharing whatever you are doing on any given moment with other people, other people see the platform as a way to access and distribute pornography.

Basically, what's happening is Twitter is allowing videos, accounts and links to rape-themed, minor-themed and incest-themed pornography along with prostitution accounts to be hosted on its platform, even though it is against Twitter’s policy.

Teens & Sex

Teens & Sex

If there was one thing that I wish I could change on television and the movies, it’s how they portray sex. I mean, have you ever seen a movie where two people kiss for the first time and they don’t end up in bed together immediately?

Don’t mistake sex as a requirement into dating. Your body is your body.

Helping Millennials Replenish Their Self-Esteem After Breakups

Helping Millennials Replenish Their Self-Esteem After Breakups

If there is one thing that I can guarantee you, it is that the person who just broke your heart is NOT your soulmate.

Sometimes we need to find out what personality types don’t work for us before we can figure out what does work for us. Think of it as getting one step closer to finding someone who is right for you. You can either learn from your experiences or you can ignore and keep doing the same thing again and again.

Helping Autistic Teens Find Their Place in the Social World

Helping Autistic Teens Find Their Place in the Social World

Many teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle with social isolation. Having friends is an important part of growing up. Everyone deserves to have people around them who are nice to them and that share some common interests. However, for teens with ASD this can be extremely difficult.

According to Interactive Autism Network, more than 40 percent of the teens with ASD never saw friends outside of school. Half were never invited to take part in activities. For 54 percent, friends never called.

Helping Autistic Teens through Puberty and Beyond

Helping Autistic Teens through Puberty and Beyond

Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders often need extra support when it comes down to understanding social rules around sexuality. Helping them understand what they should and shouldn’t talk about publicly can be pretty confusing (ex. masturbation, wet dreams, sex, etc). Understanding that everyone has private body parts that they can’t just go around touching is also a vital discussion to have. Also, many teens and millennials may need reminders about proper hygiene and showering.

What to do When Your Autistic Teen is Being Cyberbullied

What to do When Your Autistic Teen is Being Cyberbullied

Bullies always seem to target those who are different than them. Unfortunately, this often means that teens on the Autism Spectrum Disorder end up being an easy target. Many of these kids are already having a tough time fitting in as it is and then adding bullying to the mix can be extremely harmful for their self-esteem and mental health.

The National Autistic Society released that 40 percent of children with autism and and 60 percent of children with Asperger’s Syndrome report experiencing bullying- on and offline