Barbecues, the beach, family gatherings. These are what most people associate Memorial Day with, but they are a little off base. Click here to read about the real meaning of Memorial Day!
With prom and graduation season upon us, we should make sure we let our kids know how we feel and what we expect from them when it comes to underage drinking. Here is some good advice for parents. A PARENTS’ GUIDE TO TEENAGE PARTIES As parents, we know the importance of our teen’s social […]
If you have a teenager, you know what I mean. Most teens don’t get to bed til late and have to get up way too early for school. They are like zombies in the morning. It not only affects their ability to learn but also other important things like driving a car. Check out a […]
Communication is a key to a healthy relationship with your child. But what happens when they ask you the dreaded questions – Did you drink when you were my age? Did you smoke pot? How do you respond? Do you tell them the truth? Do you lie? Click here to read a great article on this […]
Raising a child in today’s world is not easy. This is especially true when you have to deal with a traumatic event. We, as parents, must teach our children to be resilient; able to handle adverse situations. They will face many such obstacles as they grow up and we need to be there for them. […]
This week presents a wonderful opportunity for a teachable moment you can have with your teen regarding marijuana. Why, you ask? Well this [Thursday] is April 20th or 4-20. That is a significant date to marijuana users. It is a day they celebrate by smoking marijuana. There are many stories on how it got started. Here […]
I know we talk a lot about family dinners and conversations and I think many people think that although the concept is good, how does it really relate to drugs and alcohol use by teens. Well, if you can talk about anything with your child, it is easy to discuss the hard topics. This article, […]
You ever walk into a Starbucks , a restaurant, a store or anywhere for that matter and see the majority of people staring intently at their phones? Did you ever wonder why they do this? Well, the tech world is the reason. They try to hijack your brain. There’s a whole playbook of techniques that […]
In the last few years we have seen a whirlwind of activity surrounding tobacco less products. First the e-cigarette that resembled a tobacco cigarette, then on to the vape which looks like some type of handheld electronic box. Nor can we ignore the type of liquids that are put in these contraptions with names like […]
With all the mixed messages out there concerning marijuana, it’s no wonder why parents don’t feel comfortable talking about it with their teens. Well, this article is a great place to start. It simple and straightforward and hopefully will help you address this issue with your teen.