Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Rainbow Parties

As if I need another great blog site to read. But the Blogger News Network does have a lot of great stories. I submitted my first story there today, a previous post of mine titled, Urgent Talk to Your Teens About Sex.

This is in part a response to a post at the Narrow about a book about Rainbow Parties, a favorite sexual escapade of kids left alone without supervision for hours at a time (read-most kids in America). Brief overview of Rainbow Parties: They involve girls, lipsticks of varying colors, oral sex and a proud penis.

Michelle Malkin refers to the book, with it's brightly colored lipsticks innocently portrayed on the cover, as 'Educational' Smut.

Parents and others want to condemn the book (and rightfully so) but the more difficult task parents face is talking to their teens about abstinence and sexuality and supervising their teens more closely.

It is relatively easy to get emotional and start talking about boycotting bookstores or publishers. It is quite another thing to change your work schedule or curtail your evening activities to spend more time with your older children.

Believe me, when I worked as a psychiatrist and gave parents these simple suggestions to help them deal with behavioral or emotional issues with their teens, you would not believe the looks of disbelief that I would get.How dare I ask parents to change their lives to accommodate their children!

Anyway, enough of me on my soapbox.

Find out more for yourself if you are interested.
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