North Carolina does not allow for any exceptions to its underage drinking policy. That means that the first time your kids will be allowed to drink is when they’re 21. Even after it’s legal, they shouldn’t necessarily start drinking; CDC guidelines “do not recommend that individuals who do not drink … [Read more...] about What Your College-Age Children Should Know About Alcohol
Adolescent Mental Health
When Sigmund Freud changed the field of psychology in the early 1900s, he introduced the stereotypical relationship between patient and “shrink”: the patient lies on his back on a couch or bed while the therapist listens, takes notes, and then tells the patient how all their problems stem back to … [Read more...] about The Mental Health Consequences of Overparenting
If you or a loved one are struggling to manage your mental health, there are many resources available to get you feeling better. Depending on the diagnosis, you and your care team might consider lifestyle changes, therapy, and/or medication. However, medication for your mental illness can … [Read more...] about Do Mental Illnesses Need To Be Medicated?
It's every parent's worst nightmare. You answer the phone and there is a police officer on the other end telling you that your son has just been busted for stealing shoes from a department store. As you drive to go pick them up, you wonder if your child is headed down a path of crime and … [Read more...] about Parents: What to Do if Your Child Was Caught Shoplifting