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There are always many opinions on this topic and I believe that each family has their own individual thoughts for what works best for them and their teenager, but when I read a recent post on one of my favorite sites, Grown and Flown, I had to share it with my readers. Here are 8 […]

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This week is #DrugFactsWeek and although all year round parents should be having conversations with their kids about the risks of substance abuse, there are always new trends that can be difficult to keep up with. With the ever expanding Internet, fake online pharmacies, and so-called friends quick to offer your kids free samples, the […]

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In gathering material for my book, How Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out,  I asked teenagers to list rude things parents say to teens. Here, out of thousands of responses, are some of the most frequently cited hurtful comments: “What’s wrong with you?” “You don’t try hard […]

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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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School will be out shortly, holidays are here and there will be more screen time for everyone. It’s not only about kids and teens, let’s remember parents will be just as busy with their digital devices.  Whether they are texting, ordering online or finding a recipe on Pinterest – there is no denying, everyone young […]

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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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By Peggy McKibbin of Five Moms As parents, when we think of drug abuse, we tend to immediately think about illicit drugs that are most often associated with misuse and abuse. However, there is another drug that tends to slip under the radar because of its more common and safe use. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the […]

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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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If you are one of the 41 million of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday, AT&T is urging you to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. There’s nothing on your phone that can’t wait until you get to your destination safely. To help you fight the temptation to […]

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By Blaise Brooks Raising teenagers can be challenge, especially when you are raising a teen while simultaneously raising their younger sibling. The good news is that you’ll be pro at teenage parenting by the time your second child hits their teenage years. Even better, you’ll be able to predict certain teenage behaviors before your second […]