Research has consistently shown that indirect parental influences (e.g., permissiveness of drinking) are associated with increased drinking, heavy episodic drinking, and negative alcohol-related consequences. As levels of parental restrictiveness and supervision ...
or what seems like an eternity, young people have been told to sow their wild oats in high school or college because after graduation, it’s on to adulthood and there are ...
A new school year means new experiences and new choices for kids. Some of those choices include whether to give in to peer pressure when it comes to drugs and alcohol. ...
Scientists said drinking regularly as a teenage boy triples the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer decades later. A new study findings published in the ‘Cancer Prevention Research journal,’ found that ...
As children approach their teen years, they begin to experience many emotional and physical changes, and these changes can be challenging. Some youth may experiment with alcohol to try to deal ...
Many parents want to know what they can teach their children to keep them safe. While stranger danger lessons are important, children are far more likely to be in danger from ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prom night is a milestone in most teenagers lives, but unfortunately the special evening usually coincides with alcohol consumption and other dangerous behaviors. With prom season in full ...
A young person’s decision to drink alcohol may be related to the stress of trying to fit in with a particular crowd, the desire to get good grades or adjusting to ...
There comes a time when teenagers get into situations or become curious about the use of alcohol. As a parent, you want to be proactive in having conversations with your teen ...
I used to think of myself as a cool mom. My house has always been where my kids and their friends gather, so it was easy to think that had something ...
It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your teen has confessed that they are tempted by sex, drugs, underage drinking or any other vice. You are terrified for your teen. What if they give ...
Kevin and I sit down at two desks just outside his third period class at a high school in northern San Diego. He is 17 years old and Asian American, with ...
Finally, some good news: A new study finds that delinquent behavior among teens is down sharply in the last decade. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, using drugs, smoking or taking part ...