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delta-8 teen boy
Nov 11, 2021

Teen Using Delta-8

Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug, and its use links with various mental health issues, especially among younger people. The best-known result of marijuana use occurs due to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, a compound that acts upon brain...

mental health
Oct 28, 2021

Most Common Mental Health Disorders in...

The teen years are emotionally challenging, characterized by various physical, mental and social changes that may transform your formerly happy, active son into a person you no longer recognize at times. Withdrawal, sullenness and unpredictable mood swings are all characteristics...

bullying
Oct 14, 2021

Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is a pervasive problem in schools nationwide. About 19% of students in grades 9 through 12 reported experiencing bullying in various on-campus locations, while more than 15% said they had been targets of online or text-based harassment or threats. ...

alternative high school
Oct 4, 2021

Benefits of an Alternative School

Fully Individualized Attention at an Alternative School At a traditional American high school, the average class size is over 24 students. Even the best teachers struggle to help each child fully understand every concept. When those students need emotional support,...

teen marijuana use
Sep 22, 2021

Teens More Likely to Get Addicted...

Thanks to widespread legalization efforts, marijuana has a perception of being less risky than drugs like methamphetamines or opioids. Countless movies and TV shows have depicted marijuana as a consequence-free way to have fun and relax. However, it’s essential to...

prescription medication
Sep 15, 2021

Prescription Medications Pose New Danger to...

As a parent, you may be worried about your teenage son using drugs like marijuana or meth, without ever considering that an equally dangerous, addictive substance could be hiding in plain sight in your home’s medicine cabinet. Teen prescription medication...

back to school
Sep 8, 2021

Back to School 2021 – Helping...

Though the autumnal equinox isn’t until Sept. 22, many people consider Labor Day to mark the unofficial end of summer, which means back-to-school season is in full swing. If your teen has recently started school again or you’re gearing up...

social media
Aug 19, 2021

Effects of Social Media on Teenagers

The internet has broadened humanity’s reach in a way previous generations could only dream of, connecting people worldwide with shared experiences and new forms of self-expression. This sense of being part of something larger is especially vital for teens who...

ground rules for teens
Aug 12, 2021

House Rules for Teens

Adolescence can be an exciting time for teens and a nerve-wracking time for their parents. As your son gets older and begins asserting more independence, you must strike a delicate balance between setting healthy boundaries and giving them some freedom...