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.
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
There are countless organizations that work to empower young people who want to make a difference in their communities. But we can all do our part to lift up tomorrow’s leaders. If your child wants to make the world a better place, you don’t have to wait to start them down this path. These resources… Read More
Talk About It. Get the facts. Teach your child. Stop misuse and addiction before it starts. Talking to your family about the dangers of opioids can cut their risk of future misuse in half. The Talk About It campaign gives parents the tools and resources they need to start vital conversations and protect their families…. 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
When talking with my students the other day, another issue they brought up related to why they thought suicide rates were rising was social media and their phones. I have no doubt that they are right. Although I imagine they would not willingly part with their devices, the students do realize that the apps designed… Read More