Brock Turner. Austin Wilkerson. Jacob Anderson. Jordan Johnson. William Beebe. All the names are too many to list here, but they all share one thing: they were “good boys” from “good families” who committed (and in most cases were convicted of) rape on their college campuses. As parents of boys, we read these names and think “not my son!” As parents of girls, we think “please not my daughter.” But the reality is that at least 1 in 6 girls will be sexually assaulted while at college, and that boys— even “good boys from good families”--are usually the perpetrators. Here’s what you can do to stop it.
The holidays are, for many, a wonderful time to be with family and friends, share meals and celebrations, and to pause and be thankful. But for children and teens, the holidays can also be fraught with discomfort as they face family members and friends who want to hug, kiss, or snuggle them as a way to say hello, bid goodbye, or show gratitude or affection. Hare some easy tips to help you support your teen as he/she navigates this challenging social landscape this season (and the entire year)!