September 16, 2011

The Truth About “Becky and Teddy”

The Truth About “Becky and Teddy”
A Teen and Young Adult Heath Summit
September 17, 2011
9am to 2pm
First Timothy Baptist Church
12103 Biscayne Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
This is a Free event and lunch will be served.
Special Sessions for Adults.

The Truth for Teens and Young Adults
The truth is that the best proactive measures for Teens
and Young Adults is Education. Preaching, threatening, scolding
and even punishing are not true deterrents to  changing behaviors
of Teens and Young Adults.

When it comes to reinforcing and understanding the dangers
and consequences  of unprotected sex, drug use, obesity,
alcohol, dangers with social media, and situations of bullying,
parents must use tools available to “get through”
to their Teens and Young Adults.

The Best Defense and Strategy is EDUCATION.
When parents talk about social concerns they are sometimes
met with indifference, rejection, closed minds, closed ears and
even rebellion from their children. Many parents become
frustrated, depressed and lost as to how they can reach their child
or children when they are blossoming and
growing into Teens and Young Adults.

The truth is there is so much misinformation that
Teens and Young Adults are not sure who to believe. The most logical
choice is communication with their parents, but peer pressure, new
friendships, being with the “in group” may be more important for
Teens and Young Adults at their ages.

Quote ”There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world
who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of
dirty clothes.” Art Buchwald

A parents responsibility does not just happen in the home, but also when
a Teen and Young Adult leaves the home.  Accountability is important as
parents teach and preach to their Teen and Young Adults about the
correct direction to grow. The media has shown images of Teens and
Young Adults murdered, incarcerated, abducted, abused and some have
even disappeared, never to be seen again.

The community of Jacksonville must take more of a responsibility to get
Teens and Young Adults more involved in events like
The Truth About “Becky and Teddy”
This Teen and Young Adult Health Summit is directed at
Teens and Young Adultshere in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding
communities. Presenting information on a level that Teens and Young
Adults can comprehend, relate to and immediately apply in their every
day interaction within their social groups of school, church, community
and home.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their Teens and
Young Adults and their friends to this powerful summit that has the
potential to empower minds and safe lives. 

Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark,
that you 
always carry in your heart.  Raisa M. Gorbachev

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