teen boy underage drinking on bench

Parents Can Reduce Underage Drinking With the Right Approach

The consumption of alcohol has become something of a rite of passage for young men and women looking to make the transition into adulthood. Under the mistaken impression that drinking equates with maturity, adolescents frequently begin experimenting with alcohol in peer group settings, where violating taboos is often encouraged and supported. Teenage alcohol consumption has…

teen at a drug handoff after lying to parents

When Your Teen Lies About Drug Use

As a parent, there is such a thing as overkill: hovering like a helicopter parent, restricting independence because you worry, never trusting your child. Being a good parent means finding a balance between trusting your child to make the right choices and keeping him safe from danger. Few things are scarier than the idea of…