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Your Guide to Safety for Your Teenage Children

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The teenage years can be some of the most challenging and overwhelming years of your child's life. While you might assume your child is safer while at home with you, the freedom from school and other responsibilities can lead to increased peer pressure and experimentation. Here's your go-to guide to safety for your teens. Lock up any dangerous...
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SEP
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Why Developing Decision-Making Skills at a Young Age Is Important

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Decision-making affects everyday life. We learn these skills over time — from the people around us. Kids, who begin life acting on impulse, need help from adults to develop healthy decision-making habits. Here's why it's important to help kids develop decision-making skills at an early age. What are decision-making skills? Decision-making is more t...
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SEP
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Just a Reminder - September is Recovery Month

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Every September we acknowledge National Recovery Month. This is a national observance designed to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The 2021 National Recovery Month theme is "Recovery is For Everyone: Every Pers...
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SEP
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How to Help Your Child Handle Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure is a common issue in childhood, and it starts earlier than many parents realize. Though there are both positive and negative types of peer pressure, it's important children learn strategies to help them navigate uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations. Here are five ways to help your child handle peer pressure. 1. Focus on developing t...
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AUG
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Why You Should Help Your Child Develop Interpersonal Skill

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As soon as children begin interacting with others, they learn about communication, listening, and decision-making. As a parent or guardian, it's important to guide your children through these skills to support healthy development. Here are some reasons why you should help your child develop interpersonal skills. Healthy relationships As children ma...
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AUG
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Some Back to School Tips for Parents

I am sure that as a parent you know that preparation is key when it comes to helping kids prepare to return to school. I thought I'd share with you what other parents have shared with me. And this especially true nowadays. After all, it has been months since your children have experienced what we all refer to as "normalcy". It seems that our kids w...
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JUL
01
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It’s All About Love and Enabling

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As human beings, we are innately driven to protect our loved ones.Although this intrinsic characteristic typically shields our kin and spouses from life-threatening situations, when substance use is involved, it can sustain and even encourage the illnesses with which our loved ones struggle. Both fueled and blinded by love, we end up protecting the...
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JUN
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What Is the Role of Parents in Prevention Education?

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Parents play a specific role in prevention education. The earlier a child starts experimenting with substances, the more likely they are to develop an addiction. The Center on Addiction found in 2018 that children who began using substances like tobacco, alcohol or prescription medications before the age of 15 were seven-times more likely to experi...
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JUN
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Welcome to Prom & Graduation Season

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What is it about this time of year that makes rational parents seemingly lose their grip on reality? Think about it.Parents who would never consider putting their 17 year-olds on a plane for Daytona Beach during Spring Break proudly wish them well when they head for an unsupervised weekend at the Jersey shore.Somehow, the dangerous drinking and cas...
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MAY
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NJ Marijuana Legalization: 5 Tips to Talk to Your Kids

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With NJ legalizing recreational marijuana this past state election, many parents are concerned about their children's increased exposure to it. Openness and honesty are crucial to having a successful conversation about marijuana legalization with your children so that they make responsible choices. Here are five tips to effectively talk to your kid...
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