Benefits of Parental Monitoring-9: Gambling and Alcohol Use

This is the ninth in a series of blogs examining the benefits of parental monitoring.The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reported a study that examined the effect of parental monitoring on gambling and alcohol use among youth.Gambling and alcohol misuse are known to be widespread among youth, and may be part of a…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-8: Gambling

This is the eighth in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental monitoring.Indiana University conducted research among 116 boys and girls (average age 16.8 years) attending a Midwestern urban high school. The students were surveyed to determine the how often they gambled, and relationship between gambling and their parental and peer influences.Almost all of…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-7: R-rated Media

This is the seventh in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental supervision.A study from Dartmouth University Medical School.has reported that media portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use are associated with adolescent smoking and drinking. They studied the role of parents in monitoring and limiting children’s movie exposure and whether or not this was…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-6: Substance Use

This is the sixth in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental supervision.Research from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has examined the effect of parental monitoring on substance use.This research report included responses from 6,500 students attending high school in California and Wisconsin. The researchers were looking to see if there was an association…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-4 : Teenagers & Communication

This is the fourth in a series of blogs about the benefits of parental supervision.Here are some suggestions to help increase communication with between you and your youngster. Some of this information is from an organization called ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents.

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-5 : Teens & Marijuana

This is the fifth in a series of blogs examining benefits of parental monitoring.A study was conducted by doctoral students attending Claremont University in California on parents, teens and marijuana use.The researcher reported that marijuana is the most widely used by teens, and that 42% have used pot by their senior year of high school…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-3: Teenagers

This is the third in a series of blogs about the benefits of parental supervision.Parental monitoring is an effective method of preventing your kids from engaging in high risk behaviors. But, this isn’t just about parents monitoring and communication. This fact should send a message to grandparents, aunts, uncles and caring family friends that their…

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Benefits of Parental Monitoring-2: Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

This is the second in a series of blogs about the benefits of parental monitoring. The first blog looked at how monitoring kids with Type 1 diabetes helps them stick to their treatment schedule.

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Can a Great Relationship with My Child Reduce Risky Behaviors?

Today's kids face a ton of risks. Their choices are tough, including issues like drugs and other substances, teenage pregnancy, and what to look at on the Internet. The temptations for kids can be overwhelming. So, parents keep asking themselves, "What can I do to help my child make smart choices?"The answer? You can do…

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