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Asleep on Their Feet

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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 […]

Did You Drink When You Were My Age?

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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 […]

Resilient Kids – A Must


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. […]

Teachable Moment – Marijuana

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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 […]

Have you been “Brain Hacked”?

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 […]

What Do You Know About Tobacco Less Products?

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 […]

Did you know…

Prescription drug abuse especially opioids like Oxycodone and Vicodin has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Why is the question that many people ask and the answer is pretty simple. The drug manufacturers pushed these pain killers as the new miracle drug that can alleviate pain and wouldn’t be habit forming. Doctors took them on […]