January 30, 2022

A Process Of Growth

First, of course, parents and caregivers need to remember that peer pressure—defined more or less as an influence that a peer group or individual exerts in […]
January 16, 2022

Ask Questions?

You’ve listened, reassured and supported your child through tough times, but it’s also important to talk a little, if only to give them the basic skills […]
January 4, 2022

Help Your Child Make Healthy Decisions Based on Self-Choice

At some point in the middle or high school years, most every child is going to wrestle with peer pressure and confront those three dreaded little […]
December 1, 2021

Accepting NO

Young adults can find it incredibly challenging to say no and to accept no. They are more independent than they have ever been and it’s scary […]
November 8, 2021

Anxiety from A to Z

In 2018, the American Psychological Association (APA) conducted its 12th annual Stress in America survey to understand what causes stress in Americans’ lives and their strategies […]
November 2, 2021

Learning to Say No and Mean It 

  In junior high it becomes critical, more for girls than boys, at this age to be able to say no and have a set of […]
October 20, 2021

How to Help Kids Resist Peer Pressure

Teach the difference between peer pressure (peers trying to convince them to do something they may not want to do) and peer influence (peers who may […]
April 17, 2021


  The consumption of edibles, baked goods or candies that contain marijuana is at an all-time high among teens, making marijuana use more popular than tobacco. […]
April 5, 2021

Teen Talk

Can’t Afford to Follow   I heard the same things from my new friends at middle school nearly every day. “Let’s skip school today. Let’s smoke […]
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