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Tobacco – a deadly business

February 11, 2017

If you haven’t heard, the rise in use of e-cigarettes and vapes has created an uptick in young people smoking tobacco products. E-cigarettes are sorta like a bike with training wheels and so it is inevitable that some of these …

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With the ever changing landscape surrounding marijuana use, we as parents must be able to talk with our teens about marijuana in an educated way that can effectively answer those questions they will inevitably pose like “It’s natural so how …

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The opiate crisis has created the need for cheaper drugs that mimic their more expensive counterparts like Oxycontin or Vicodin. By now, we all know that once an individual gets addicted to a prescription opiate, the cost of those pills …

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Raising a child today is hard. They are exposed to so many things, we as kids never experienced, in a large part due to technology. In addition to focusing on all the risk taking behaviors our kids are involved in, …

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Excessive drinking has, for the most part, been associated with the male gender. However, in the last few years, we have seen a change. Although not as prevalent as the males,   there are now more female drinkers than in …

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How many times did your mother say to you “Don’t play with your food” ? Well, what we thought was a bad thing can indeed be a good thing when we are trying to get our children to eat different …

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Easier Said Then Done…..

December 29, 2016

I know we all have heard this phrase a hundred times when dealing with life in general but more particularly when we are talking about child rearing. How many of you have heard of a way to deal with an …

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The Gift of Time

December 22, 2016

The Holiday break is perfect for spending some quality time with your kids.  Doing things as a family can definitely help your communication skills with your children and it can bring you closer as a group.  Also, it’s a lot …

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Let’s face facts, our lives are pretty much consumed with technology and the use of a variety of digital devices. We use them and our children use them. How do we incorporate this digital technology in our parenting?  Should we …

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‘Tis the season for sharing important messages to our young people about alcohol by Emily Moser . “The holiday season is here. With it come gatherings with family and friends. For a segment of parents, these get-togethers are a time …

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