Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Your Teen Athlete

Each year there are famous athletes that are paraded across the news for using performance-enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, there are so many young athletes that look up to them. Many follow in their idol’s footsteps and begin using these drugs as well. When it comes to performance-enhancing drugs and your teen athlete, you want to talk […]

Teens: Steroids and Sports

Sports are the lifeblood of most high schools. Parents, students and the athletes themselves get behind their favorite teams. Additionally, talent on the field can translate into scholarship money for students who really need it. But, how good do you have to be? Adult athletes are not the only ones who are affected by the […]

Eight Tips for Parents of Risk-Taking Teenagers

Some people think risk taking is normal for teens as a way to learn about themselves and gain their own identity. Unfortunately, some risk taking can be detrimental to your teen’s life including, but not limited to, using drugs, drinking and driving, or having unprotected premarital sex. While teens may be more likely to exhibit […]

Side Effects of Steroids

Steroids, such as anabolic steroids, have been used for years by athletes who want to enhance their performance. They are illegal owing to their dangerous side effects on the human body. Even though steroid use is banned and not recommended, people are still using them. Why? One reason may be the results that they get. […]

Communicating with Your Teen about Drugs

Have you seen the advertising campaign that claims parents are “the anti-drug?” The idea is that parents have the most influence on their teens and therefore can have the most effect on whether the teen takes drugs. When you’re communicating with your teen about drugs, do you know what to say? Here are some guidelines […]

The Physical and Social Consequences of Teenage Smoking

If you haven’t seen the ads yet, smoking is both addictive and deadly. It can lead to cancers and disfigurement. But, many adult smokers began this habit when they were teenagers. Help your teen to realize what they are in for if they begin to smoke. You want to count out all that your teen […]

Designer Drugs 101

We have taught our kids about drugs and the side effects. They may even know someone who has tried drugs. But there is a new game in town – designer drugs. Here are some facts about these drugs and how to keep your kids safe. When you talk about drugs, kids know that you are […]

Peer Pressure: Making it Easy for Teens to Resist

Peer pressure, we have all experienced it in school and there is no way to avoid it. Discover how to make it easier for teens to resist and make good choices. This is especially important where drugs, alcohol, illegal activities, or any thoughtless actions are concerned. What is peer pressure? The term has gotten a […]

Risk Taking and Drugs

Statistics concerning teens and drug abuse are staggering; nearly 1 in 5 teens have abused prescription drugs. Some teens take unnecessary risks. It seems risk taking and drugs go hand-in-hand, but as a parent you may not be clear about how you can help your teen avoid these tendencies. It’s not unusual for teens to […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all mothers, whether your child is four or forty:  We all know that it’s moms who make the world go ’round! A tribute to you very special mothers — Happy Mother’s Day!