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3/15/2017

Know! To Stop, Drop and Breathe

ThinkstockPhotos-544468308-1.jpgEven as adults, anger can be a difficult emotion to control, especially when it involves a child who continues to defy his or her parents. No one can push our buttons like our own children. However, the importance of exhibiting self-control in order to discipline a child appropriately, is monumental.
 


3/8/2017

Know! To Practice Kindness

ThinkstockPhotos-603852780-1.jpgWe all want our children to be happy, right? So as parents and teachers, we find ourselves going out of our way, doing many small acts of kindness every day, solely for their benefit. But what we quickly learn is that these acts of kindness actually benefit us as well, even if unintended. Why? Because we care deeply about our children and students, and it feels good to do good for them.


2/28/2017

Know! What a Healthy Dating Relationship Is, and What It Is Not

ThinkstockPhotos-499113467-1.jpgIt is always important to focus attention on abuse in young people’s relationships and provide information to help prevent it. In a previous Know! tip, The Not-So-Innocent Side of Teen Romance, we discussed the prevalence of physical, emotional and verbal dating abuse that takes place among youth, as well as the long-lasting problems that can develop because of it.


2/21/2017

Start Talking! Tips for Schools Now Available

ThinkstockPhotos-515274450.jpgChildren spend more than half their weekdays in school. Start Talking! and the Drug Free Action Alliance recognize teachers are powerful influencers in their students' lives and have an incredible opportunity to guide them toward making healthy, drug-free lifestyle choices.
 


2/14/2017

Know! The Not-So-Innocent Side of Teen Romance

ThinkstockPhotos-463750659-1.jpgThe month of February is known as a time of “love,” where secret-admirers and Valentines of all ages express their affection for one another through candy hearts, red roses and love letters. In sharp contrast, however, February has also become known as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to focus attention on abuse in young people’s relationships and provide information to help prevent it.


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