October 23, 2019

 Beyond excited for this NEW seminar on Today's Teen Party Culture.  Have questions about the vaping epidemic, weed, alcohol, parties & sex, and your teen's legal risks and rights?  Please join us for this one-of-a-kind seminar on November 13th at the Brentwood Country...

April 20, 2017

Teens often make decisions about high-risk behaviors based on their perceptions of their peers' activities. They tend to over-estimate the degree to which peers partake in these behaviors, and it is easy to see how social media may contribute. Here is some interesting...

April 8, 2017

Parents underestimate their own teens' drinking. This is an awesome piece from American Academy of Pediatrics on why and how you should start the conversation about alcohol with your kids.

March 31, 2017

Physicians who care for adolescents are generally skilled at discussing the health risks of drinking, while simultaneously talking about plans for staying safe if a teen decides to drink regardless of the warnings. Parents often have a harder time with this discussion,...

September 26, 2016

Here's how one school handled students who were dangerously drunk at a high-school football game. CDM High School made an unpopular decision to impose a natural consequence-- parents take note. Binge drinking is a concern at any age, but aside from the obvious physical...

August 24, 2016

For those of you with kids going off to college. Some great advice here from Lisa Endlich Heffernan and Jennifer Breheny Wallace, like "keeping the lines of communication open about difficult-to-discuss topics is a parent’s most important role during the college years....

June 23, 2016

Interesting commentary on sexual attitudes-- this piece describes the intersection of alcohol and hookup culture. Liquid courage for sex. Let's talk with the teens and young adults in our lives about this.

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