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Friday, February 13, 2009

Date Rape Drugs

I came across an article over at Teen Suicide Talk about date rape drugs that has prompted me to share this information with you.

As your kids get older and begin going out on dates and out to parties, be sure to talk to them - especially girls - about the dangers of these very power and very devastating drugs.

The article about at Teen Suicide can be very helpful in your preparations to talk to a teenager about the possible risks and how to protect herself from being a victim of date rape through the use of drugs or other means.

Please take the time to go read this even if your children are still very young. The day will eventually come when you will need to discuss this with your kids.

If you have boys, be sure to talk to them about sex and rape. There are many things that boys might not understand, and you are their first line of defense against ruining their entire life over a simple act. Include in your discussion the definition and consequences of statutory rape, being sure to explain that it doesn't matter if the girl lies about her age.

It isn't comfortable for anybody to talk about these serious topics, but it's part of your job as a parent to educate your child in the risks of sexual behavior. I hope the article I've linked to will help make it easier.

For more information on date rape prevention, read this article.

1 comments:

David / human nature said...

This is excellent information to publish here. And the idea that it is hard for a parent to discuss this with children? I have two boys, 16 and 20, and throughout their lives, in a way that they could understand, I have talked about sexuality and relationships, A to Z. I only did so when either they brought it up, or when it seemed they were entering into new realms in their own lives, so it was not forced on them. But, because I have communicated openly on this important topic (among many other important topics) they feel free to talk with me and with their friends as well, and in a serious and sincere manner. It is a waste of time to consider these as "difficult" topics.