Mrs. West’s Story Pt. 1

Temptation: it’s a scary word! We’re all tempted by different things. It could be a cupcake or cookie, an adult beverage or cigarette, or maybe even inappropriate images. Teens today are bombarded with sexual temptations and a plethora of opportunities to act on those temptations, many times from the comfort [...]

By |2019-08-05T15:06:43-04:00August 5, 2019|News, Stories|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Sex Can Wait: Part 3

Rose-colored glasses: An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is. Sex: it’s no big deal, right? Well, if you’ve been following our previous posts, you already know about the connection neurochemicals create (Part 1), [...]

By |2018-12-05T09:16:05-04:00December 5, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Sex Can Wait: Part 2

2017 was a year of record-breaking news! Tennis player Serena Williams became the first tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam titles. Hawaii produced the world’s largest avocado, weighing in at 2.3 kg (a little over 5 pounds!). Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported to [...]

By |2018-11-20T09:30:38-04:00November 20, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Sex Can Wait: Part 1

“How you doin’?” Did you use the right voice? Do you know who made this line famous? That’s right! Sitcom character Joey Tribbiani from the 90s hit Friends. Innocent, loveable, yet completely aloof Joey had women swooning over his leather jacket and one raised eyebrow; he was a ladies’ man. [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:22:39-04:00October 31, 2018|News, Stories|4 Comments

Nick’s Confession

“Is it normal to want to hurt yourself after a breakup?” an anonymous question read. You can imagine how taken aback CPR instructor Mrs. Green* was when she read that slip of paper written by a 6th grader at the end of CPR Week. We encourage participants to write anonymous [...]

By |2018-08-16T14:49:17-04:00August 16, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

Crucial Conversations

"It’s not WHAT you’re saying that makes people defensive, but WHY they think you’re saying it."-Joseph Grenny (Yes, even your teen!) Are there moments in life that matter more than others? Can you tell the truth and still keep a friend, or still maintain that relationship? Researcher and author Joseph [...]

By |2018-05-10T07:51:20-04:00May 7, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

Senate Bill 65

Here's a huge thanks to Tim Wesco from CPR! We at Creating Positive Relationships wanted to take a moment to explain some changes that will impact parents and guardians of Hoosier students. We are referring to Senate Bill 65. Senate Bill 65 was drafted to keep parents of Hoosier students [...]

By |2018-04-13T14:19:35-04:00April 13, 2018|News|2 Comments

Sadie’s Story

A true story of CPR’s impact beyond the classroom. “How many of you are in a serious dating relationship? If so, how long have you been dating?” CPR instructor Mrs. Wilson* asked her class. A few students, including a girl named Sadie,* raised their hands. “I’m dating someone, but he’s [...]

By |2018-03-28T19:58:42-04:00March 28, 2018|News, Stories|2 Comments

Sex Ed in 2018

“There’s nowhere else to learn about sex. And porn stars know what they’re doing.”-Teenage boy cited in a New York Times article “What Teenagers are Learning from Online Porn.” DID YOU KNOW recent research has found that the average age kids are first exposed to pornography is between 8 and [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:03:37-04:00March 12, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

Picking Your Moment

Maybe it’s in the car. Maybe it’s when you’re cooking dinner. Maybe it’s at night before they go to bed. Whatever it may be, picking the right moment to talk to your teen can be a huge factor in their willingness to dialogue back. Instead of declaring you need to [...]

By |2018-02-21T14:05:50-04:00February 21, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

So Much Sex, So Few Boundaries

Society loves sex. Our society endorses so much sex through songs like “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne and “No Limit” by Cardi B, shows like Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black, and praising celebrities like the Kardashians, a family who’s made their fame with their bodies. *CPR does NOT endorse any of [...]

By |2018-01-24T13:14:58-04:00January 24, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments
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