From air duster to paint thinner to hundreds of household chemicals, teens have been able to get easy access to a cheap high whether at their local store or under their kitchen sink. Organizations and parents are doing what they can to limit youths access to these products, but more must be done. The Partnership […]
The school year is coming to an end and that means final exams are just days or weeks away. From scribbling notes on their arms to slips of paper inside mechanical pencils,teen expert Vanessa Van Petten reveals 10 sneaky ways teens cheat on tests and often get away with it. Parents, lets face it. Your […]
Cyber-bullying seems to have taken center stage these days. And it isnt the nerdy boys with big glasses (think: George McFly from Back to the Future and Brian from The Breakfast Club) that are falling victim to harassment anymore. Now were seeing well-adjusted, smart, pretty teenage girls targeted. Girls like Megan Meier, 13; Alexis Pilkington, […]
I have been thinking a lot about the people whose lives are still completely consumed by the bad choices of their drug addicted loved ones. I’ve learned from my own experience that waiting for the drug addict to miraculously begin making good choices is hopeless. Until I became proactive and slowly began to change myself, things were always the same — full of drama.
Why are there so many closed doors in our house? Who’s on the other side? Teenagers are allusive They’re always avoiding Why do they feel they must hide? Though we’ve been told someday they’ll Out grow it Well have to just wait and see Someday well find it The Teenage Connection My child, my heartbeat […]
I wanted to share this latest study with my fellow parents. As someone in the media—I host a radio show Purple Haze, write novels and work at Syfy Channel—I’m rather hesitant to embrace these findings too strongly. There are so many factors involved in teenage addiction that blaming movies, or TV, video games, the Internet, […]
As we move into the prom season, many parents and school officials worry about the safety of their children. An internet search for Safe Prom turns up hundreds of websites that focus on encouraging students to make safe and healthy choices, and schools conducting pre-prom events showing the dangers of drinking and driving. However, there […]
One child alcoholic tells of drinking all the lemon and vanilla extract in his parents kitchen cabinets at the age of 9. Another discusses how she got drunk at her first high-school party and was sexually assaulted by multiple guys. Parents of adolescents would be surprised to know just how young some kids are when […]