As distressing as these cases are, it is somewhat comforting to know that they are extremely rare.
In a study of cases involving sexual offenses against children that originated with online encounters, only 5% of cases involved violence or the threat of violence, and only 3% involved actual abduction.
Discipline, school, homework, time with family -- everything is renegotiated.
Hormones kick in as puberty approaches, and the pressures of the peer group magnify.
My very dear young Muslim brothers and sisters I have something of extreme importance to talk to you about.
I want to tell you some things about boy-girl relationships, sex, and marriage.
The only way to make it through the tween years with a firm foundation for the teen years to come is to fiercely maintain a strong bond with your child, even while you encourage age-appropriate freedom.What Islam says is right is easy to remember because we are told that before marriage there is to be virtually no contact at all between males and females.In today’s world, while still a minority, an increasing number of young Muslims are having relationships with members of the opposite sex that are clearly outside the limits set by Islam.Healthy, athletic, alluring, and smart (Pinto will graduate early this month from Northwestern University), she's both a role model and a sex symbol.And if you were to undress Pinto, you'd find she embodies yet another trademark characteristic of the plastic glamour girl-turned-careerwoman: Like Barbie, Pinto has no pubic hair.Meet Sophia Pinto: the 21st century's standard-issue, all-American perfect 10.