Being a teenager in this generation is completely different than when you were a kid. It seems like the world is changing, and it is imperative as a parent that you don’t get left behind. Being aware of t...Continue Reading "Four Trends You Should Know About"March 2006
The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 8-7 to add a “black box” warning to stimulants used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of cardiac risks. This reco...Continue Reading "FDA Calls for Strongest Warning on ADHD Drugs"May 2006
To your children, Myspace.com has become both a noun and a verb. This unchallenged colossus of adolescent communication works like a telephone, a back fence, a class bulletin board (and, at times, a locker room...Continue Reading "YourSpace"June 2006
Summer is here and teenagers are getting a break from the pressures of school, the stress of a structured schedule, and the inconvenience of constant supervision. Unfortunately, these three months of adolescent...Continue Reading "Is Your Teen's Summer Going to Pot?"
Prescription drug abuse has become an escalating problem among teens and young adults. Some teens perceive this type of substance abuse as being safer or more socially acceptable than other drugs, but for many ...Continue Reading "Prescription Drug Abuse"June 2006
Inhalant or solvent abuse involves purposefully sniffing common household products for the purpose of getting high. Any product that can be safely used in the home becomes a dangerous substance when it’s ...Continue Reading "Inhalant Abuse"August 2006
If you are up all night and preoccupied all day worried about fighting with, and trying to stop your teenager from making poor choices, then you have good reason to be concerned. More than 11 million teens in A...Continue Reading "Is Your Teen Holding you Hostage?"September 2006
“Robotripping” is the nickname for a new trend that is causing emergency rooms across the United States an increased number of visits from teens. “Robotripping” involves the abuse of Rob...Continue Reading "Is Your Teen "Robotripping?""October 2006
Self-mutilation is a topic parents often disregard as a problem only faced by someone else’s children. Most parents believe this condition could never apply to themselves, or their own children. Unfortuna...Continue Reading "Self-Mutilation Scars More than Just Skin"November 2006
Many new laws are being passed and current technologies are being developed to create a constant monitoring system over our teens. Cell phones are now equipped with GPS systems so tha...Continue Reading "No Substitutes for Good Parenting"December 2006
In recent years, the country has delighted in a drastic decrease in crime rates. In the 1980’s the crime rate soared to an all-time high, peaking in 1994. Luckily, by 2004 the rate of crime dropped 30 per...Continue Reading "Recent Trends in Teen Violence"
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