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Summer Break – “Inhalant Alert!”

July 1, 2016

 “The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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Summer Break – “Inhalant Alert!”

Oh those Lazy Days of Summer – your teenager’s Fantasy!  No more dragging your teen out of bed before the crack of dawn … just as he or she was getting that Second Wind for more ZZZZ’s.  No more slow-dragging through First and Second Period at school with only one eye open and one ear tuned in.  No more punitive homework, Mid-terms, irritating special projects and extra-curricular activities to prove your son or daughter has School Spirit!

FREEDOM … Thy name is “Summer Break!”

For parents who planned ahead and those who got hemmed in behind the 8 Ball, Summer Break can generate a whole new level of Stress … only slightly different from the school year.

Even if Mom and Dad planned well and plugged in events, activities and teen obligations for the entire summer … there will still be “down time” when teenagers aren’t supervised or overseen.  I call this “down time” the Black Hole of Unsettling Possibilities … where anything can happen.

Typical teenagers have rambunctious imaginations where they see themselves as invincible, Teflon, super heroes who can plow through Negative Consequences without a scratch.  Sound familiar?  When you blend all these elements together and plop them down in Summer Break, a little “Parental Anxiety” is appropriate. read more …

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What Every Teen Should Know About Drugs!

February 10, 2016

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

  Malbec Grapes

What Every Teen Should Know About Drugs!

Parents!  My Goal with this blog post is to provide you with Drug (use-abuse-addiction) information that will increase your confidence when you talk with your teenager about the importance of being Drug Free! I’ve purposely been selective in what I present here. You will learn more from my upcoming book titled “Getting High After School!” It will expand on this blog post – What Every Teen Should Know About Drugs!

Let me begin by sharing a quote from The Partnership at Drug Free.org. In addition to the exemplary work they do to help young people involved in Drugs, they also have great resources for parents. It is my prayer that The Partnership’s words will encourage and challenge you to Take Action! – Teach your teen about the dangers of Drug use, abuse and addiction.

“Kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their

parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.” read more …

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Teenagers are Getting High After School!

February 2, 2016

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

  Malbec Grapes

Teenagers are Getting High After School!

Teenagers are notoriously curious. All teenagers! Curiosity can be a good thing, but if parents DO NOT guide and feed the curiosity of their sons and daughters, someone or something else will. No parent wants to believe their son or daughter is involved with Drugs. But the reality is this. Teenagers are Getting High After School!

What Every Parent Should Know

No matter how excellent your parenting skills are and no matter how vigilant you are, your teenager will be exposed to ideas, attitudes, language and behaviors that you oppose.

Most teenagers have some knowledge of Drugs. This includes the Drugs they and their friends wouldn’t be caught dead using and the Drugs either they or someone in their group believes are harmless enough to “Just try once!” read more …

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