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College Binge Drinking: Dangers, Prevention, How to Find Help

Underage drinking on college campuses is described as a “significant public health problem” by experts at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), particularly for students who participate in binge drinking. Binge drinking, as defined by NIAAA, is a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent or […]

Adolescent Substance Abuse: Symptoms, Signs, and Trends

Parents of tweens need to start early and be aware of the signs of adolescent substance abuse to help them make responsible choices as they age. Raising tweens and teens is fraught with challenges. Gone are the days when you could fix a problem by offering a snack or kissing a bruise. Young adults face […]

Alcohol Facts for Kids: The Truth About Teenage Drinking

Start the conversation about the perils of underage drinking with your kids by giving them all the facts and up-to-date research. You need to start teaching your children about the dangers of teenage drinking when they are young, which is probably before you are ready. Underage drinking starts earlier than most parents consider, with sometimes […]

Is My Teen Experimenting With Alcohol?

For many teens, as they get closer to adulthood, they’re in a hurry to experience grown-up things, like alcohol. For parents, as your teen pushes boundaries, it’s common for you to be concerned about underage drinking. Experimenting with alcohol should not be considered a rite of passage or just something that teens are going to […]

How to Address Risky Behavior From Your Teen

As a parent, you want to protect your child from everything. In the teenage years, the scrapes and bruises from horseplay at the playground make way for other dangers like underage drinking and drug misuse. Parents protect teenagers by helping them avoid making bad decisions — and by teaching them that risky behavior has consequences. […]

Underage Drinking at Parties: Consequences for Teens

As your teen starts attending parties with their peers, starting the conversation to prevent them from succumbing to the peer pressure to drink alcohol should be a top priority for parents. Alcohol is the most widely abused substance by youth, and every year, underage drinking results in the death of 3,500 children under the age […]

10 Healthy Choices Your Teen Needs to See You Making

Parents are perhaps the most influential role models for their children. What you say and do, the healthy habits you practice, and the activities and relationships you prioritize will have a significant impact on your kid’s life and a major influence on children’s decision-making process. Consider a parent who chooses chips and soda over water […]

How Child-Rearing Shifts During the Teen Years

It seems like children change overnight from innocent, playful kids into tweens and teenagers experiencing hormonal shifts and questioning the complex world we live in. Parents are often nervous about navigating the parent-child relationship during those teen years when their children begin testing their independence and challenging or questioning authority. They’re maturing, and parents may […]

Teenage Drinking Statistics: Underage Drinking in America

Get ready to start the conversation with your children about underage drinking by beefing up your knowledge of some of the latest teenage drinking statistics among America’s youth. As kids mature, their natural inclination is to assert their independence and test boundaries. Arming them with the facts will make it less likely they will succumb […]