We heard from a reader about a website that supports teen action. Check out www.dosomething.org/abuse, to see a video that’s a response by teenagers to the Rihanna/Chris Brown problem.
The media continues to be on top of this issue and a spokeswoman on TV earlier this week sent a clear message to young people – this is about you and you need to separate the issue from the celebrities – look at the bigger picture. Violence is not normal or acceptable and you have to take responsibility for yourself.
As members of the sandwich generation, you’ve got your hands full. But take the time to turn your kids on to the website. Watch the video with them. Oprah Winfrey and president Obama are both strong advocates for informing and educating our youth. Click on the title above to read an article about Winfrey’s support of Obama.
If your growing children are going through a rough time, help them recognize the value of support from others. Talking to friends and family can clarify their needs as they work through their feelings. Listening to a second or third objective opinion will provide them with further insight, direction and encouragement.