There’s good news and bad news. The bad is that those students drinking on college campuses are drinking more. However, the good news is there is an increase in students who abstain completely from alcohol or drink moderately. Additional good news is more and more colleges are taking the issue of underage drinking and dangerous […]
Growing up as the youngest of three daughters, my mother was always extra concerned with my safety and well-being. As a typical teenager, I was annoyed by this and would often roll my eyes at her rules and advice and claim she didn’t understand me. What I later realized was, like most other teens, I […]
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The thought of getting a drivers license is thrilling to teens. To most parents, its terrifying. Attached to the little paper that brings wheels and freedom to your child is an expanded list of worries for you. Not only are all the other drivers on the road a colossal safety hazard, but, in addition to […]
Synthetic marijuana, known as Spice or K2, is gaining attention among high school seniors. According to The University of Michigans Monitoring the Future study one in every nine 12th graders reported using this drug. Yesterday R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House ONDCP, urged parents to help stop teen use of Spice / K2. […]
A recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 20% of teens have taken a prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. More often than not, these teens are getting their prescription drugs from their own family’s medicine cabinet. In fact, fifty-five percent often agree that it’s easy to get prescription drugs […]
Parents! In case you didn’t see our September Parent E-mail, here it is. If you’d like to receive tips, tools and guidance for raising your tween, teen or young adult, please sign up for our monthly parent e-mail. >Dear Parents: What makes a good friend? This is something I’ve been discussing a lot lately with […]