Parenting Tips

April 13, 2017
Key in lock

Lock it Up!

Where do kids get alcohol? Well, we asked them.  Of those who drank alcohol in the previous 30 days, 12% of the 8th graders, 22% of the […]
March 20, 2017
Teenage girls on beach taking selfie

Spring Break: Vacation from Routine Not from Rules

Research shows unsupervised youth (whether home or on vacation) are 3 times more likely to engage in risky behaviors. The good news is that when parents/guardians […]
February 27, 2017
Mother and daughter sitting on bed talking

Strengthening Bonds To Keep Your Child Safe

The Nighttime Chat is the New Bedtime Story! How do you stay involved with your child when school and social activities involve you less and less? A […]
February 15, 2017

Communication is Key

Results of the Illinois Youth Survey show that most Deerfield High School and Highland Park High School students — 70% — choose to be alcohol free. […]
January 19, 2017

How to Keep Your Cool with Your Teen

We have all heard it before: Don’t let your emotions get the best of you when your teen’s emotions go into overdrive. Easier said than done, […]
January 4, 2017

What’s the Big Deal about Marijuana? And How Your Teen Can Be Your Greatest Resource

With many states passing medical marijuana laws, and in some cases laws for recreational use of marijuana, it’s sometimes hard to convey that marijuana use can […]
October 18, 2016

Parent Guide to Hosting Teen Parties

Parties are an important part of young people’s lives for socialization, relaxation, and entertainment. Unfortunately, hosting or going to a party often includes other activities that could […]
August 26, 2016

Typical Teenage Behavior?

While most teens in our area make the healthy choice to not use alcohol and other drugs, others are struggling with frequent use or addiction. For […]
June 22, 2016
Summer and Transitions

Transitions and Summertime

Transitions and Summertime School is out, and the passage from school to summer comes with plenty of transitions for our teens. Tweens are transitioning from grade […]