Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Do We Glamorize Domestic Violence?

Singing sensation Rhianna and rapper Eminem's new hit "Love the Way You Lie" has many believing that the popular song and video makes domestic violence look like a normal part of any "passionate" relationship.

What do you think? Does music and music videos glamorize unhealthy relationships?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Deadly Intentions- When Rage and Anger Destroys Lives

Her teen cousin had it all - love, designer clothes, and fun gadgets - and she didn't.

So in a jealous rage, Tiana Browne killed the girl, stabbing 15-year-old Shannon Braithwaite more than 30 times, prosecutor Mark Hale said Wednesday in openings at a dramatic Brooklyn murder trial.

Browne's lawyer painted the now 17-year-old as a disturbed girl who had been repeatedly raped and was suffering severe post traumatic stress - not a cold calculating killer.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cyber-Bullying Causes Major Problems for Tweens and Teens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cyber-bullying may be even harder on the victims than physical beatings or name-calling, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

And unlike traditional bullies, cyber-bullies seem to be less depressed than their prey, the team at the National Institutes of Health found.

Jing Wang, Tonja Nansel and Ronald Iannotti of the NIH's National Institute of Child Health and Human Development analyzed data from an international survey from 2005/2006 that included 4,500 U.S. preteens and teens.

They were asked specifically about feelings of depression, irritability, grouchiness and ability to concentrate, and also asked specifically if they had been hit, called names, shunned or sent negative messages via computer or cell phone -- or done any of these things to other people.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Are Your Relationships Healthy?

Often times we tend to makes exuses when people hurt us or when we are hurtful to others. While nobody is perfect, if you find yourself always being hurt, or always hurting others than your relationships might be unhealthy.

A lot of emphasis is always put on romantic relationships, and that’s understandable our partners mean a lot to us, but what about the other relationships in our lives? Do you get along with your family members? Can you trust your friends? Do you respect your teachers?

Happy, well-rounded people strive to have healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives. What is a healthy relationship you ask?

•A healthy relationship is one rooted in mutual respect where you don’t call other people names or let other people call you names.

•A healthy relationship is where people trust each other and know that a person would never steal from them, lie to them, or use anything that they say or do against them.

•A healthy relationship is when you can solve conflicts with out hitting or name calling.

•A healthy relationship is when everybody can be themselves and you don’t have to do things just to make somebody else happy.

Do you have healthy relationships? If not, ask yourself why not and what you can do to change things.