Surviving parenthood is a lot like surviving war, except there aren’t any rules of combat or textbook strategies. There’s no how to guide to follow, and the world is full of self-help books from so-called parenting experts. The tactics implemented to parent are often the most creative plans you’ll … [Read more...] aboutFor Parents: Should I Spy on My Child If I Suspect they’re Underage Drinking?
There are some conversations no one wants to have, especially when it comes to raising children. The most common scenario is the “birds and the bees” talk, but one that many people don’t immediately consider is when to talk to your children about alcohol. It may seem like a superfluous topic … [Read more...] aboutBack to School: When to Talk Alcohol
Modern-day teenagers are getting smarter about drugs and alcohol. Since its peak in the 1970s, teen consumption of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs has consistently been on the decline, hitting record lows in 2015. Even though the numbers are trending in the right direction, the next generation is … [Read more...] about5 Effective ways to Reduce Teenage Drug use and Alcohol Abuse
By now you’ve noticed a strong theme on our blog. We’ve been flooding your feed with underage drinking topics ranging from myths to news, and there’s a reason why. The first step to reducing underage drinking in North Carolina is starting the conversation. Talking to your tween or teen about … [Read more...] about5 Actions Parents Can Take to Prevent Underage Drinking