2 to 4 Year Old Tips for Guiding Parents of Preschooler

Tips for Parents of Preschoolers including how to explain vitamins and medications to children

Life of a Student Athlete- Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete- Tip of the Week: Signs of dehydration are: muscle fatigue/cramps, coordination decline, decrease in energy, and a reduction in athletic performance

To help prevent dehydration, consume three cups of liquids every 15-20 minutes during activity. Water is the best form of hydration but sports drinks with electrolytes should be used for prolonged exercise at or above 60 minutes long. Hydration can also come from foods such as grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries and cantaloupe.


Risky Teen Behavior: Can You Trust Your Child or Teenager Again?

6 Steps to Follow When Your Child Has Broken Your Trust:

  1. Try not to react emotionally
  2. Have a plan before you give consequences
  3. Have your child write down the facts
  4. Be a detective
  5. Listen to your child’s version of events
  6. Caution: Don’t blame or minimize

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Family Day: Be Involved. Stay Involved.

Today is The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse’s National Family Day. It is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free.


Awareness is Key

20.8 million Americans reported a substance use disorder in 2015. Get the facts: http://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/substance-use

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Experts recommend 8-10 hours of sleep for teenagers

Teens need to get enough sleep every night to function best. They are more likely to do well on a test or play their best game with sufficient sleep. Tips for getting enough sleep: Go to bed at a consistent hour every night, exercise regularly, avoid drinking caffeine and unwind by keeping the lights low and shut off electronics.


Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

It’s Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. Share this video…

National Family Day

National Family Day: Be Involved. Stay Involved. Family Day is next Monday, September 26th and is a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

Research has found that the more frequently children eat dinner with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Teens who eat dinner with their family more than 4 days a week are 50% less likely to have used drugs.

To learn more about National Family Day, please click here