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To Parents–About Drinking and your Teens…

I was saddened by the tragedy of the alcohol related death of a 14 year-old Middle Rincon student.  My heart goes out to her family and friends. In addition to grieving, we must honor it as a lesson learned. Most young people, who die accidently, die from one bad decision. Parents and Adults –  –Lock up or do not have liquor accessible to children.  –Never buy or supply alcohol to underage people. –There is no such thing as a “safe drinking” party. –Take a heartfelt look at how your use of any substances impacts your children.  You are their role model! –Educate your children authoritatively about the risks of substance use. –Help your children find safe, edgy experiences. –Supervision is paramount. Media and technological devices do not supervise children. Sleepovers especially require vigilant supervision. –Make agreements and emergency plans … Read entire article »

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Parenting Advice on discussing fun and happiness with your teens

The difference between fun and happiness: Fun is temporal feelings, and happiness is a state of being.  All feelings are temporary, but a state of being isn’t temporary. God is a state of being, not a being.  I asked some teenage students to address these issues and words and here is what they shared with me: Harmless Fun Usually harmless fun is ride on a roller coaster, an ice cream sundae, a balloon ride, hang gliding, cotton candy, miniature golf, bowling, skiing, snow boarding, chocolate, a movie matinee, go-carting, sky-diving, video games, and a new cell phone, anything new.   When it is over, the fun is over. We laugh and smile and go on.  Once in a rare while, things don’t go right, and someone dies from fun. Risky Fun Risky fun is a jump off … Read entire article »

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