JAN
11
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Do You Know How to Recognize & Respond to Bullying?

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Bullying touches the lives of at least one out of every four children in the U.S. In this year alone, approximately 13 million youth from preschool to high school will experience it. Yet, many parents do not even know their child is a victim. One study revealed that as many as 64% of youth who were bullied did not tell a parent, teacher or any othe...
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DEC
05
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With Holiday Time Approaching, This is a Good Time to Address Underage Drinking

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Despite what you may hear in the news, alcohol is the most widely used substance in the country.And, it is also the among most widely used substance among America's teens and young adults, posing substantial health and safety risks. Believe it or not, the average age for a first drink is 14.Teens try alcohol for a variety of reasons – to exert inde...
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OCT
31
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What Every Parents Should Know About CBD

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THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most well-known component of marijuana, and it is the one that "gets you high," so to speak. But have you heard of CBD? Many parents haven't, or even if they have, they aren't sure what to make of it or even understand if their son or daughter is using CBD. What's certain is that it's becoming more and more widely ...
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OCT
02
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It’s Time Parents Knew What Vaping Is

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As I sit here and write this column, I am sure some of the information below will have changed or updated. That is the nature of the topic I am about to cover. So if something happened over the past week, sorry about that but I am glad you are keeping updated.Anyway, allow me to start with a little bit of a backgrounder. Vaping has been around for ...
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SEP
05
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5 Things Parents Need to Know About Back to School & Mental Health

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By Marjorie Morrison, CEO & President of Psych HubIt's that time of the year again that parents both love and dread. As we begin the back-to-school season, it's important to pay attention to your child's mental health just as much as their physical health. As a parent of three, I've seen firsthand how important it is to monitor your family's me...
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AUG
11
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Being a Parent in Today’s World

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Have you ever wondered what struggles other parents or caregivers of teens encounter when dealing with drugs and alcohol today? With vaping on the rise, the legalization of marijuana spreading across the country, and the influence of social media, we were curious as to how parents deal with these new challenges facing their families.The staff of we...
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JUL
07
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Healthy Choices: How Your Child Can Stay Out of Trouble This Summer

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For those of you who have young children or grandchildren who watch Phineas and Ferb, you might reorganize the following: There's 104 days in summer vacation / and school comes along just to end it. / So the annual problem for our generation / is finding a good way to spend it. I bring this up because at this time every year, many parents and conce...
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JUN
17
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Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Number

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Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. Monitoring the Future, an annual survey that measures drug and alcohol use of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders has found that teen vaping is on the rise. In 2018, past-year vaping for each grade was: 8th grade: 17.6% 10th...
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MAY
07
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Using Telehealth to Combat Substance Abuse

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It is no secret that the United States is facing a major drug epidemic. Substance abuse has become a public health crisis that demands urgent priority and innovative solutions. But with the advent of the Internet and smartphones, researchers have found new ways to connect with patients. Telehealth is a promising tool for treating and supporting ind...
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APR
02
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There is Always Support for Parents

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This month marks the five year anniversary of the Parentally Speaking column.Since its debut, we have discussed many topics related to helping children thrive without the distraction of alcohol and other drug use.Your feedback has been positive, and I am grateful to know this column has given parents and other caregivers a little bit of much-needed...
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