How You Can Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

The 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Monitoring the Future study had some scary statistics for parents: One-third of all respondents (8th, 10th and 12th graders) admitted to using drugs in the last 12 months. Nearly two out of 10, or 17% of eighth graders, admitted to having tried an illicit substance at some point (not necessarily in the past year). By 10th grade, almost half, or 49%, had tried an illicit drug at least once. Even scarier is the fact that trying an … [Read more...]

How Peer Pressure Can Play A Role In Your Teen’s Driving

Parenthood is full of joy, but it’s never free from worry when it comes to the safety of our children. If you have a newly licensed teen driver in your household, it can be an exciting time and another step to becoming more independent, but as a parent, it may be hard to hand over the keys and let them drive away on their own. Even if you don’t have a teen driver in your household, you may have a teenaged babysitter who helps you out by picking up your kids from school or other … [Read more...]