July 25, 2020

Dear Daughters, Many¬† of us parents incorrectly believe that drug abuse among teens is limited to illegal substances like marijuana or ecstasy. However, a number of over-the-counter (OTC) medications can potentially be abused by teens. It is important for parents to educate themselves about OTC medication abuse and discuss their concerns with their children. Make…

July 18, 2020

  Dear Daughters, While parent-child conversations about drinking are essential, talking is not enough; you also need to take concrete action to help your child resist alcohol. Research strongly shows that active, supportive involvement by parents and guardians can help teens avoid underage drinking and prevent later alcohol abuse. According to the 2015 National Survey…

April 19, 2020

Dear Daughters, During the teenage years, adolescents experience a variety of physical and emotional changes. As they begin to discover their sexual identity, teens face many temptations. It is important for parents to talk to their children about feelings and educate them about sex and related responsibilities. Growing Up Fast Talking to Your Teen Tips…