Archive | May, 2013

Help Your Teen Deal with Peers

Source: YourTeenMag.com It’s painful to watch our teenagers struggle with peer relationships at school or anywhere. But it’s important to let your teenager take the lead in solving these problems, say the experts. Here are three ways to help (without taking over). Listen first; suggest second. If teens confide in you, they may not want […]

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What the Kids Are Watching: Fewer Tobacco Ads, But More Alcohol Ads in Movies

Originally posted on Health & Family:
Teens may be seeing more drinking on screen, but will that lead them to have more problems with alcohol? In a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, scientists studied the placement and prevalence of alcohol and tobacco products in 1,400 films that were among the top 100…

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Teen Shoplifting: Why Do Teens Steal?

Originally posted on Parents' Universal Resource Experts:
As we are in the summer months, more teens are hanging at the malls.  I get an increase in calls of teens being arrested for stealing and/or shoplifting.  Why are they doing this, especially if they have the money to pay for it? Too Young To Start There…

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Palo Alto City Library offers “Free” Teen Parenting Programs

The Palo Alto City Library will present a series of three free parenting programs during the summer which are aimed at parenting teens.  Speakers are from Parents Place and a light meal will be served. Registration and information is available on the library’s events calendar at http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/library or you can call 650-329-2436 for more information. […]

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Spring Fever or Loss of Motivation: How to Help Your Underachieving Teen

By Jennifer Jones, LCSW, Site Director, Palo Alto High School It’s that time of year; the long winter is over, trees are blossoming, the temperature is warming, and we all want to go to the beach instead of to work.  That’s why Spring Break was invented.  But what if a week of vacation doesn’t revive […]

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May 9th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

May 9th, 2013 is the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and SAMHSA wants everyone to participate. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is a key strategy of the Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign, which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

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