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

New Book Launched Today – Get Your Copy!

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Teens Dodging “Bullets” launched today. Is your teen prepared for the social issues of today? Dodging “bullets” used to mean he/she got a “D” instead of an “F.” Or, a teen who thought she was pregnant and wasn’t. Now it means so much more. Turn on the news and most likely the stories you hear will include school shootings, bullying, … Read More

Are You Equipping Your Teen to Survive?

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Turn on the news and most likely the stories you hear will include school shootings, bullying, sexting, car accidents, burglaries, and/or other types of acts being committed by teenagers. What has our world come to? Are you sending your kids to school with backpacks and tablet covers that are bulletproof? Is your teen having to carry a clear backpack, exposing … Read More

New Book Coming Soon!

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Teens Dodging “Bullets” I have a new book coming out soon and I hope you will support my efforts in getting the word out. I will be posting more information over the next couple of weeks and hope you will share. Dodging “bullets” used to mean he/she got a “D” instead of a “F.” Or, a teen who thought she … Read More

Having “The Sex Talk” with Your Teen

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Communicate As parents, we can make a difference when we talk with our kids. In fact, teens often name their parents as the biggest influence in their decisions about sex. Teens who report having conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and use condoms and other contraceptives when they do have sex. … Read More

The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood–New Book Coming Soon!

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I’m so excited about the upcoming Fall release of my new book The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood. It is a book to help both parents and teens to navigate the obstacles presented during the teen years. Here is an excerpt: Turn on the news or pick up the newspaper and most likely the stories you read will include bullying, sexting, … Read More