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"Education is the ability to meet life’s situations."
- Dr. John G. Hibben

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
– Kofi Annan

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Know

May is#SexEdForAll month. This SIECUS initiative stems from the former Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. You see, there is only one way to prevent pregnancy, and that is sex education. If you are not educated about prevention, you don't have the tools to practice safer sex. Safer sex includes everything from abstinence to effective and affordable birth control. These skills are taught within the comprehensive sex education framework. In fact, it takes a team to ensure the information given to young people is uniform across the states.

I recently published a piece on Medium about this very topic. Hey, Can We Talk? Why parents must embrace their role as sex educator.

Please join our new private Facebook Community and share your thoughts about this piece. TWC Parent Community

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Watch

Watch as I talk about #SexEdForAll

I just can't get enough of this family. In Illinois it is officially summer, so this song certainly made me smile! Enjoy this mental break with your kids.

Support

Many homeless shelters and domestic abuse shelters are in need of feminine hygiene products and diapers. Consider purchasing a bunch and dropping off the supplies -- after calling first, of course! If you'd rather donate money, Period.org is a great place to start.

If you live in the far west Chicago 'burbs, another great group isGoWithTheFlow.org.

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Subscribe

Do you have children in third to sixth grade? There is a great newsletter written by two delightful, witty girls geared for that audience. The newsletters are uplifting and fun, and also offer suggestions on how to navigate the world right now. Check it out here: The Founding Kids.

It has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with keeping a positive attitude.

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Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Your Local Public Health Department
How to Tell if You Have the Flu, Coronavirus,or Something Else (This is not a science publication, however the article is based on research gathered from science resources.)

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