Welcome to the teen years. As we all know this is a pretty awkward time of life. Teens are changing physically and mentally, and trying to discover who they really are.
For parents, these years can be very trying. How do you teach right from wrong? how do you prepare them for the real world? Hopefully, these tips will make it a little easier.
Why do teenagers use drugs and alcohol?
There are plenty of factors that can contribute to a teen's decision to use alcohol and drugs. [read more]
How do I tell if my child is using alcohol or other drugs?
Mood changes, secrets, missing money or even car accidents are all signs to look out for [read more]
How do I talk to my child about alcohol, other drugs and gambling?
Every parent knows it's important to talk with their kids about these topics. Like most heavy topics, discuss it often. [read more]
How do I set and enforce rules about alcohol and other drugs?
It's easy to become upset when talking about issues that you feel strongly about. Try to stay focused on the topic at hand. [read more]
How do I tell if my child has a gambling problem?
Unusual amounts of money, empty pockets, unexplained absences or erratic mood swings can all be signs of gambling problems [read more]
Prevention. Never too early and not too late. What are some tips?
Good prevention doesn’t start in high school; it starts from the moment of conception and throughout your child’s life. [read more]
How can I help my child make good decisions?
While we cannot control the choices they make, we can help guide our children by giving them the best tools [read more]