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The Brain is not done growing until our early 20's!
So Yes, Your Teen is Crazy or as ARCH dubbed it, "Hormones, smartphones, and parental groans." Click here to see the slides from an ARCH presentation about the teenage brain and why teens do the things they do!
How You Drink Influences Your Kids
Do as I say, not as I do isn't the way to educate young people about the dangers of drinking, experts say, but a survey finds that's an all-too-common mistake by parents.
Parents gripe that their jobs are made harder by Lindsay Lohan and other young celebritites who seem to glamorize alcohol abuse and bad behavior.
But it turns out that parents' own behavior often sends the wrong message to children, according to the results of a new poll. Click here for the full text and video of the July 2010 report on FOX Philly. Content Source: Janice Styer, Clinical Supervisor and Addiction Counselor with The Caron Treatment Centers.
Most kids think bullying is not cool
Link to read 10 myths about bullying.
Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't.
Yet, only a quarter of teens report having had these conversations! Learn more and check out the Red Ribbon Pledge for a drug-free America.
As a parent, you can face criminal charges, civil liability, large fines, and even jail time for hosting underage drinking parties.
In Pennsylvania, it is ILLEGAL and unsafe for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol.
As a parent, you cannot give alcohol to your teen or your teen's friends who are under the age of 21 under ANY circumstance - even in your own home - even with their parent's permission.
Furthermore, you cannot knowingly allow a person under age 21 to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol.