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Protect your kids from peer pressure with the X-Plan

If we think hard enough, I’m sure we can all think of a moment in our history when we felt cornered or forced to do something we didn’t want to. We did those things we aren’t proud of because we were scared of the social consequences or maybe because as explained by psychologists, humans are natural conformists.   As adults, we have learnt ways to cope with the need to conform, but teenagers haven’t. Their social standings drive a vast majority of what they do. These seemingly insignificant pressures are deep, all-too-real struggles for them.   Bert Fulks, a minister in West Virginia USA, came up with a full proof exit strategy to protect children from peer pressure. With his […]

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How to Talk to your Children about Consent and Rape

Reports of rape are at an all-time high. Statistics tell us that people aged 12 – 24 are 92% more likely to be raped; and 22% of all rapes of females occur before the age of 12.   This abuse is because children are more naive around this age. It is generally easier to take advantage of them. Child molesters may not always be strangers. They could be family members, friends and even older teens. As such, we cannot overstress the need to protect your child from molestation.   Further research shows that at least 15% of people under age 17 will get raped and those who are raped are up to 10 times more likely to abuse drugs. They […]

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How to Talk to your teens about Consent and Rape

Teenagehood is a stage of life that is very frequently accompanied by exploration. Whether it is intentional or not, there has been some confusion expressed by young people when it comes to the issue of sex and consent.   Several young adults have been faced with rape and didn’t realise it at the time because although they were familiar with the word, they didn’t understand that a family member or their crush could do it and they wish their parents had explicitly talked to them about it. — Teach them what consent is? Oxford English dictionary defines consent as ‘permission for something to happen or agreement to do something’. Simply put, consent occurs when one person voluntarily agrees to the […]

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Protect your kids from peer pressure with the X-Plan

If we think hard enough, I’m sure we can all think of a moment in our history when we felt […]

How to Talk to your Children about Consent and Rape

Reports of rape are at an all-time high. Statistics tell us that people aged 12 – 24 are 92% more […]

How to Talk to your teens about Consent and Rape

Teenagehood is a stage of life that is very frequently accompanied by exploration. Whether it is intentional or not, there […]