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After the overwhelming response when I asked if parents should friend their teens on Facebook and my one of my favorite experts weighed in with their opinion (which everyone didn’t agree with), I wanted to share the other side of the coin. Dr. Alex Packer, author of How Rude! The Teenagers Guide to Good Manners and Proper […]

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We are all guilty! We sit at work and, when temptation calls, access our personal email or our Facebook accounts; we are working on a big project at home and, instead of television, it is Facebook, Pinterest, emails, YouTube, or some other more entertaining site that beckons! And yet, when we catch our kids using […]

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Holiday season is finally over and many children welcomed their first cell phone they were begging for! And your gift? Peace of mind now that you can connect with your child virtually anywhere. But not so quick! While that new cellphone provides numerous benefits, you want to make sure your child is using it responsibly. Below […]

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By Carmen A. Cartizone The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. Children are excited about gifts, teenagers are focused on socializing with friends during their holiday breaks, and adults are busy creating wonderful memories for their family and friends. However, it is important to stay focused on teens that may need […]

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By Constance Scharff, PhD Prescription ADHD medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are becoming increasingly popular for overworked and overscheduled college students. ADHD stimulants strengthen the brain’s inhibitory capacities, by increasing the amount of certain neurotransmitters, like dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Students like these drugs because they enhance their study efforts. Prescription “study drugs” are […]

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers and youth that struggle with […]

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It is quite common for kids, teens and younger, to have their own cell phones these days. With these new privileges there also should be some rules and boundaries set forth down by the parents. Here’s a few that they might consider. Pause the thumbs – When someone speaks to you while you’re texting, it […]

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Brace yourself parents! Is this a time to say, “It’s not my kid?“ Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances in one […]

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By Christy Crandell of  The Five Moms Approximately one in 25 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high. Even more disturbing, some teens ignore labeling instructions and intentionally take large amounts of DXM – sometimes more than 25 times the recommended dose of these medicines in order to get high. You might […]

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Sending kids off to college can be a frightening time for parents. If you’ve been to the university yourself, you know all about the drunken parties and not-so-safe choices college students make while under-the-influence. And whether you’ve had the college experience yourself or not, you’ve probably heard the horror stories of substance abuse and the […]