Posts tagged "Teens"

Should Teens Take A Relationship "Break-Up" Class?

Boston health officials are putting on what they call a “Break-Up Summit” for teens. It is part of a national program called “Start Strong” which is aimed at preventing dating violence. According to Nicole Daley who heads Boston’s Start Strong program, a bad relationship can lead to depression, low self esteem, failing grades, an unwanted... Read more »

It Takes A Village To Help Prevent Suicide

Unfortunately, the issue of teen suicide has crossed our family’s path three times in less than a year. On a positive note, there has been only one fatality. Parents I urge you to do the following:   Talk to your child Urge your child to talk to you Do whatever you can to make them... Read more »

Hey Mayor Emanuel, Can my teen smoke pot as long as I pay the ticket?

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel is expected to support a proposal that will allow police officers to ticket people who are caught with small amounts of marijuana.  What does this mean for our children?  Marijuana is an illegal substance in Chicago and the Mayor plans to remove the serious ramifications for possessing it.  How many kids... Read more »

Can having dinner as a family, prevent your teen from using drugs and alcohol?

What happened to old fashioned family dinner time?  We live in an age where everything is fast-paced and electronic.  Families dine in their cars after visiting fast food restaurants instead of eating at home.  When families do eat at home, everyone is doing their own thing.  Someone is watching TV, someone else is working on... Read more »