Sleep is Vital to Your Teen

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Sleep is vital to your teens’ overall well-being, as important as the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat. It can even help your child eat better and manage the stress of being a teen. Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence, meaning it is natural to not be … Read More

Teens and Substance Abuse

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Substance use among teens ranges from experimentation to dependence. The consequences range from none to minor to life threatening, depending on the substance and frequency of use. Even minor use raises the risk of significant harm, including overdose, motor vehicle accidents, and consequences of sexual contact, such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Parental attitudes and the examples parents set … Read More

You Are Who You Associate With

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There is an old saying “you are who you hang with.” If you hang out with positive-minded people, you are positive about your situations and can grow in a positive direction. If you hang out with negative people, you will generate negative outcomes. Your friends can be the most powerful influence on your attitude, opinions, and how you handle different … Read More