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6 Ways Parents Can Combat Rape Culture: Part Two

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Rape culture is a cycle of fear that perpetuates the subservience of women in the social power structure. In part one, we explored how threat of violence and rape disproportionately affects females and the LGBTQ+ population. The last blog addressed how parents can combat rape culture by teaching and modeling ling emotional intelligence, LGBTQ+ allyship, […]

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6 Ways Parents Can Combat Rape Culture: Part One

Posted Posted in Kerry Isgur, Parents

What is Rape Culture?  Rape culture is a social environment in which sexual violence against women is normalized through media, culture, and everyday interactions. Rape culture is perpetuated through misogynistic language and the objectification of feminine bodies, and furthermore the glamorization of sexual violence. These elements contribute to a culture that disregards the right to […]

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3 Ways to Heal from Perfectionism

Posted Posted in Adults, Anxiety, Julie Marshall, Teens

Are you a self-proclaimed “perfectionist”? Or do others often put you on a high pedestal to achieve and always be on top of things? Perfectionism, while not a diagnosable mental illness, can wreak havoc on those who wrestle with the nagging thought of “Am I good enough?” What is Perfectionism? Merriam Webster defines perfectionism as […]

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Navigating the 3 Types of Teen Independence

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Early adolescence is a turbulent time of enormous physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes and growth. Adolescence is a time to practice self-governance by feeling, behaving, and thinking independently. This is the groundwork for becoming a confident, independent adult who is not unduly influenced by other people or forces. This can be a challenging time […]