As a parent, you want your children to face life’s challenges, learn from them, talk with others and live a happy life. Our contributors are sharing their stories and perspective with parents to provide you with the resources, guidance, and encouragement you need to be a loving and supportive parent.
I started drinking when I was 16 years old. At first, I just did it because everyone else was doing it and I wanted to fit in. However, as time went on, I drank for all different types of reasons, which I’m sure anyone who struggles with this can relate to. I drank because it… Read More
There is a trend in both underage and of-age youth to binge on caffeinated energy drinks, as well as a trend of both underage and of-age youth to mix caffeine and alcohol. The real danger that this lends to is developing young alcoholics or addicts, and as far as the brain is concerned large amounts of… Read More
Recognize it is your responsibility to set clear boundaries and expectations for your teen. These conversations may be tough at first, but they will be worth the potential pain and heartache that can come from death or serious injury to your child and their friends, or fighting a lifetime of addiction to alcohol or drugs…. Read More
Author: Cathy Fransca Here’s a fact: Eating disorders are hugely under-reported and underestimated. The facts and statistics are surely horrifying enough but they do not begin to touch the true number of individuals affected. Nor do they explain all that the eating disorder steals from those who suffer. While it is more obvious to see… Read More
Suicide is a cry for help, a last resort that you think when nobody is listening, or maybe they are, but they just don’t understand. If you are thinking of suicide, or just depressed, please just take a few minutes to read this, i am not going to lie or sugar coat this: things will… Read More