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For the fourth year in a row,  Byram Hills students will participate in an annual campaign to raise awareness about underage drinking in Westchester County. Youth-to-Youth club members, Student Wellness Advisory Commitee and Peer Leaders working in partnership with North … Read More

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Twenty years ago, we all thought that a teenagers brain was fully developed and that experience and life lessons would help them become more mature. Well, we were wrong. The brain research now paints an entirely different picture. The following … Read More

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Do you engage a teen or young adult the same way you do an adult or do you do you use a different approach? In most cases, the approaches are different as they take in consideration the maturation level as … Read More

Did you watch any of the NFL playoff games this weekend? How about the Patriots – Chiefs game? Did you watch it with your kids? Did you see the play by Patriot’s Defensive End Chandler Jones that caused a fumble … Read More

When we were growing up, our parents would at times offer some advice but mostly they let us be – to experience life, the good and the bad. If we failed at something, they would offer words of comfort and … Read More

With marijuana use consuming the headlines and conversations surrounding substance abuse by teens these days, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that alcohol is still the first substance the majority of adolescents try for the first time.Click here to see … Read More

We here at North Castle Cares really believe that family meals can make a difference in your relationship with your children.  It is that time in the day where everything comes to a halt  for a bit and you are … Read More

Do you really know how much time your teen or tween spends on social media? Click here to watch an interesting video that give you some answers. Also go to the following site to get an in depth look at teens and how they … Read More

Every year most people make a few resolutions for the new year. In most cases, they are aimed at getting rid of bad habits or doing something positive. Unfortunately, most of them fall by the wayside within a month’s time. … Read More

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While the kids are home for winter break, why not use this time for a “Family Check-up”. Click here to get some sound advice  and parenting skills to use with your teens when discussing substance abuse issues.  Remember,  PARENTS MATTER!