I GOT IT SO MUCH that I had a hard time staying composed as I sat through your talk. So much of what you said, I am glad to say, I try to apply as a parent. I don’t deny what goes on with teens and I acknowledge it vs. “turning a blind eye to it” as so many parents do. I have two amazing young men because of it as well as a very happy, peaceful household. You are saying things that really need to be heard but some people are not ready to hear it. Open dialogue is so important and if it starts at these meetings it will end up home as well. I, myself, paid a dear price as a teen for the choices I made or, should I say, was unable to make well. DON’T STOP doing what you’re doing! I know you made an impact on my son, myself and even my husband!