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Grad Party Alternatives: Say No to Alcohol

Graduation from high school and the start of summer are prime drinking times for teens. Seniors have worked hard to graduate and to get into college and many feel that graduation is a time to cut loose. They often view …


Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

“Binge drinking can actually kill brain cells in the adolescent brain where it does not to the same extent in the adult brain. So for the same amount of alcohol, you can actually have brain damage — permanent brain damage …


Super Bowl – A Teachable Moment

This Sunday, millions of people will be tuning in to one of the most watched sporting events in the world – the Super Bowl.  Even the non sports fan will watch, more particularly for  the commercials that are aired during …


Social Media from a Teen’s Perspective

Most of the articles and posts parents read to educate themselves on their teenager’s social media haunts come from adults. Although the information, for the most part, is sound, it is coming from a different perspective and therefore can be …



Below is a great article on the debate surrounding a child’s use of technology. Safety vs. the right to privacy. Read the pros and cons to help you  deal with this issue. (CNN) Whether you think spying on your kids is …


Winter Blues? Why?

For some children, the change in season brings with it a shift in mood. Is it a passing phase, or something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about depression, SAD, and your child. Depression can be a serious …


Media Messages and Binge Drinking Influence On Teens

The following article, although written a couple of years ago, provides a fresh perspective on underage binge drinking. Give it a  read Dec. 31, 2012 Prequel to New Year’s Eve… Long gone are the days when I could host a …

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10 Resolutions That Show Your Kids You Care

For the coming New Year, resolve to talk more often with your family about healthy decisions & choices. Research shows that kids who learn a lot about the dangers of drugs from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to …



The Holiday Lottery campaign encourages parents and loved ones not to give lottery products as holiday gifts to minors. Research shows that the majority of adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem …

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