How to Talk to Your Child About Marijuana: 4 Responses for Parents By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

Mar 02,2017

This article, previously published on Empowering,  is still relevant and provides valuable information for parents of teens.  Since Colorado voters passed a law earlier this year legalizing the sale and purchase of marijuana, many parents have wondered what this … Read More

Feb 09,2017

Is Social Media On a Downswing?

Sep 08,2016

In this age of technology, social media has, for the most part, replaced face to face communication for young people. Teens are on their smartphones 24/7, posting, checking their “likes”, taking photos, etc. In fact, you could go into a … Read More

Do You Dread “Back To School” Time?

Aug 31,2016

For many parents, this time of year is filled with angst. The summer is over and now the struggle begins We must rein our children back in from there “freefall summer” and put them into a structured environment. Not an … Read More

Helping Your Child Navigate through their Tween and Teen Years.

Aug 25,2016

Raising a child today can be exasperating, to say the least. As they grow into their tween and teen years, they go through a series of phases which we, as parents,must navigate through with them. It is important to know … Read More

Teachable Moments

Aug 24,2016

It is not often easy to talk to your son or daughter about drug and alcohol use. You don’t want to lecture because you know it will, in most cases, fall upon deaf ears. But you know you need to … Read More

A New Way to Use an Old Ad.

Aug 11,2016

How many of you remember the ad “This is your brain on drugs” ? Mostly everyone should remember it if you owned a television set. The ad was wildly successful. Well, let’s fast forward 30 years to today.  The Partnership … Read More

Why Do Teens Love SnapChat?

Aug 05,2016

If you are like me, do you ever wonder what is the allure to SnapChat? If you don’t know what that is, well, it’s a social media app which is based in posting photos which disappear in 0 to 10 … Read More

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