Sexual Assault & Teenagers: An Exercise for Parents and Teens

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

This document contains a series of questions and answers parents can use to review important aspects of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape.  It is intended to be a catalyst for parents to introduce this important topic to their teens and to start a discussion that hopefully will continue past the end of the exercise.  The information in this exercise …

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Thirteen Things to Talk to Your Teen About 13 Reasons Why A Parent’s Guide Episode 9: Side 5A (Part 1) Slut Shaming

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Thirteen Reasons Why, a video series based on a best-selling teen novel, is the story of a 17 year old girl, Hannah who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for each of the people who contributed to her decision to commit suicide.  This is the tenth in a series of blogs that identify issues raised in each episode with some …

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Thirteen Things to Talk to Your Teen About 13 Reasons Why: Episode 5-Respecting Boundaries & Gay Shaming

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Thirteen Reasons Why, a video series based on a best-selling teen novel, is the story of a 17 year old Girl, Hannah who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes for each of the people who contributed to her decision to commit suicide.  This is the sixth in a series of blogs that identify issues raised in each episode with some …

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Rumor has it . . .

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

Adolescence is a time of whispers, rumors and gossip.  Almost always it is about taking a kind of pleasure in celebrating someone else’s inadequacies or knocking them off their high horse (or, their perceived high horse).  In most instances, spreading rumors is at the very least ungenerous and, at most, cruel and mean-spirited.  Just because it is a common occurrence …

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More Questions (for your teenager) from Steubenville, Ohio

In There's a Stranger in My House by Dr James Wellborn

The previous column presented questions to generate a conversation between you and your teenager about issues raised by the rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The questions continue. Responsibility Whose fault is it when someone is attacked?  What if they were saying really insulting things to the person who attacked them?  What if they were walking around in …

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The Heart and Soul of the Next Generation by Michael Bradley

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I get really emotional thinking about people who make heroic sacrifices.  It is something that maintains my hope in humanity.  The odd thing is I am not talking about the heroes you read about in the news.  You are not likely to hear of the ones I mean.   They are quiet and unassuming.  Their heroism is the ordinary, profound sort …