Parenting - Teens | 13-18 yrs

Ways To Keep Your Teens Away From Drugs

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Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol And Drugs

There is no single reason for teenage drug use and alcohol use. Dr. Neil I. Bernstein In How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can’t, Dr. Neil I. Bernstein details some of the core issues and influences behind teenage drug...

Signs And Symptoms Of Substance Abuse

There’s no easy way to figure out if your teen is using drugs or alcohol. As you’ll see, many of the signs and symptoms of teen substance abuse listed below are also, at times, typical adolescent behavior. Many are also symptoms of mental health i...

What To Say To Your 9 -12 Year Old ?

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challen...

Drug Abuse Prevention Starts With Parents

Drugs, including tobacco and alcohol, are easily available to children and adolescents. As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs.Most likely, children in grade school have not begun to use alcohol, tobacco, or...

Teenage Substance Abuse Prevention

Preventing teenagers from abusing drugs and alcohol means getting them through a vulnerable time in their life. The goal of prevention is often just postponing that first drink until the teen’s brain has developed enough to enable responsible deci...

5 Simple Ways On How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs

Today, drug usage and abuse are becoming alarmingly common. To protect your child from the adverse effects of drugs, you need to start the ground work early.Rather than lecturing or admonishing, your primary goal must be to give them information a...

Parenting Teens Who Have Addictions

Solid suggestions for parenting teens with drug or alcohol problems.Finding out that your teen is addicted to drugs is emotionally devastating. Your first reaction may be anger toward your son or daughter. After the anger, though, parents need to ...

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Under Construction: Alcohol And The Teenage Brain

Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period. Recent research suggests that these maturational changes make the adolescent brain more vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcoho...

The Effects Of Teen Substance Abuse On Families And How To Help

This is the third post in my series on sleep. I have written about my family’s experience with sleep training and why sleep deprivation is a problem for both babies and their mothers. I admit that I’m feeling a little buried in sleep research.

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