Parental Connectedness: Substance Use by Youngsters

This is the fifth in a series of blogs about the benefits of connectedness between parents and children.Research shows that :“…among both older and younger teens, those who felt very connected to parents and other family members reported less frequent use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. The presence of parents at home during key times…

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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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Your Kids and Social Media

Kids have become avid users of social media. Facebook, MySpace, blogs, Twitter and more have become routine parts of the lives of youngsters across the world. So, is there a problem with this? We know that parental supervision is key to protecting kids from drug use. It is therefore reasonable to assume that unmonitored Internet…

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