I recently had the privilege to write an article for the Stop Medicine Abuse campaign. Their mission is to prevent abuse of over the counter medications, especially cough medicines containing DXM. I decided to write a piece for parents about how to cope if your concern about your teen’s substance use. My tips apply whether your concern is OTC drugs, […]
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Sharon’s House Rules for Teenagers
Yesterday I read this article 7 Simple Rules for Living in our House by Kristen Daukas. I liked a lot of what Kristen laid out as house rules for teenagers, but the tone didn’t feel quite right for me. So, I decided to try my hand at 7 simple rules for the teenagers in my house. Here’s what I’ve got so far. I’m […]
Parenting Teens: Setting Family Rules
Parenting Teens: Setting Family Rules We all know that clear rules and expectations are important for children of all ages. Teenagers are still learning how to make good decisions and control their impulses. So, how do you go about setting rules and expectations? I suggest starting with 3-5 rules. Generally, older teens require fewer rules than younger teens. Too many rules […]
Why Does My Teenager Make Such Bad Decisions?
Are you wondering why your teenager makes such bad decisions? Well, you aren’t alone! Teenagers are not known for their good decision making skills. Let’s face it, most of us did some pretty stupid stuff when we were teens, too. There are many things that work against teens when it comes to decision making: Lack of life experience Belief they are invincible […]