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.
Major depression is one of the deadliest diseases among adolescents and is associated with the rise in self-injury among teenagers. A study, “National Trends in the Prevalence and Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults,” published in the December 2016 Pediatrics (published online Nov. 14), found that major depression is increasing in young people,… Read More
Doesn’t that word just make you feel uncomfortable? But here is the deal…we have nothing to truly fear. There is no doubt that there are some pretty scary things in this world. War, crime, sickness, injury, failure and the list goes on and on. But there is one other thing that people often fear that… Read More
Do you ever have one of those moments where you finally make sense of something that has been told to you time and time again, but maybe you weren’t listening or you just didn’t entirely process it? Kind of like a combination of “Deja Vu” and “Oh Duh!” (Deja Duh!)? I recently had one of… Read More
Parents:The findings appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The new study focused on high school seniors who reported marijuana use in the past year. The study looked at their self-reported use of other illicit drugs, including powder cocaine, crack, heroin, LSD, other psychedelics, amphetamines, tranquilizers and other narcotics. For the full… Read More
Summer is a fun time for teens to relax and spend time with friends. With extra free time your teen may be tempted to begin experimentation with drugs or alcohol. It is important for parents and guardians to stay engaged with their children and to recognize some of the following signs which may indicate a teen… Read More