Talking to Kids About Drugs

By Maria T. Pepin

Drugs are chemicals that change the way your body works. Many kids start becoming curious about drugs at an early age due to television, movies, music and advertising. Studies show that the average age kid starts experimenting at 12 years old. As a parent, it’s important to educate your child on drugs and why they are dangerous in order to keep them drug-free. » Read more

6 Signs Your Teen Is Using Drugs

Parents of teenagers often find that their teens will not talk to them-even kids who used to tell mom or dad everything about their daily lives. Perhaps they spend more time in their room, give up a favorite sport, "forget" their chores, argue, and are generally moody and irritable. » Read more

Is Your Teen Abusing Prescription Drugs?

Did you know that one of every five teens in the nation has abused prescription drugs? Prescribed medications now rank second (after marijuana) among all drugs misused by teens. How can you tell if your child is over-using prescribed medicines or has an addiction to them? » Read more

Do As I Say Not As I Did

By Nancy Da Silva

How To Talk To Your Teens When You Were A Wild Child Yourself » Read more

Dealing with Common Tween Issues

By Maria T. Pepin

A tween is a person between the ages of 9 to 14. Parents are all too familiar with this developmental stage because it can be tricky ~ especially with new issues presenting themselves consistently. Some of the more common tween issues include: smoking, abuse of phone privileges, body image, menstruation and negative peer influences. » Read more