Do You Know What 710 Stands For? If Not, Read On.

Jun 08,2016

Well by now, many parents are aware that 420 stands for a day (April 20th) that marijuana smokers celebrate by lighting up at 4:20pm . There are many different versions about its origin but, suffices to say, it has become … Read More

Story Telling at the Dinner Table

Jun 04,2016

As you know, we at northcastlecares are all about communication when it comes to preventing risky behaviors by teens.  The best place to have conversations are at the dinner table, or for that matter the breakfast or lunch table. Everyone … Read More

Self Image and the Monster Social Media Has Created.

May 25,2016

Do you have a teenage daughter? If the answer is yes, did you ever see her take a selfie? Of course you have.  The new era of technology has armed our teens with the tools they need to get instant … Read More

Really, Doctors?

May 11,2016

Every day when you turn on the news or read the paper or a magazine you will inevitably find a story about pain pills or heroin. It has permeated our lives. I don’t think you could find anyone who didn’t … Read More

How toTalk to High Functioning Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

May 04,2016

Does your son or daughter excel in school?  Are they involved in a ton of extracurricular activities? Do they have loads of friends? Well if answered yes to these questions, you have a high functioning teen. Congratulations! But let’s not … Read More

Connectiveness vs. Connectivity

Apr 26,2016

Which of the above words describe your family dynamic? If its the latter, like many families, you need to do something about it. It’s not an easy task in today’s world where technology permeates every facet of our lives. The … Read More

Teachable Moment – Marijuana

Apr 19,2016

This week presents a wonderful opportunity for a teachable moment you can have with your teen regarding marijuana. Why, you ask? Well this Wednesday is April 20th or 4-20. That is a significant date to marijuana users. It is a … Read More

An App for Consensual Sex – Really?

Apr 15,2016

Apps have become a part of everyone’s lives nowadays. You have an app to check your daily fitness levels, one to check the weather, one to find a nearby restaurant and now one to memorialize your consent to have sex. … Read More

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