One of the greatest gifts you can give your children cannot be bought online or in-store. While it is not likely to be on their holiday wish list, this gift is likely to bring your children greater happiness with lifelong benefits. We are talking about the gift of positive relationships and character development.
The holiday season is upon us, along with the anxiety and stress that are likely to accompany it (for a variety of reasons). And where there is stress, there are people attempting to cope. How does that look in your home? We’ve got a healthy coping strategy to help you through all the hustle and bustle; it’s one that doesn’t always get its due credit, but one the whole family can benefit from: laughter.
Veterans Day was Nov. 11; an opportunity to thank all military personnel, past and present, for their service and sacrifice for our country and our freedom. As you continue to share your appreciation, please extend your gratitude and recognition to all the military family members as well – for their sacrifice is also great.
As a parent or other caring adult, when we look to prevent or change particular behaviors in children, we sometimes do so by attempting to instill fear (scare tactics). Prevention experts advise that scare tactics and over-dramatic statements will not get the attention of your child when talking about substance abuse prevention.
Did you know teen medicine abuse is on the rise? There was a 33 percent increase in American teens abusing prescription drugs over a five-year period. Prescription meds now rank in the top three most popular drugs of choice among youth, just after marijuana and alcohol. Statistics reveal that ONE in FOUR teens have misused or abused prescription drugs.