Nancy Reagan and David Hasselhoff Walk Into A Bar…

Or the problem with teaching kids to just say “no”.

First Lady Nancy Reagan at ‘Just Say No’ rally against drugs — photo credit Cynthia Johnson — Getty Images

Along with fresh pencils and clean backpacks comes a renewed interest in child abuse prevention…as if the start of school coincides with a rise of predatory behavior. (There is no such correlation.) A common theme in that programming is the idea of “no” as a tool to keep kids safe, as mentioned in a recent story on NPR. While…