New research indicates that social support isn’t just valuable for mothers of young children, it’s beneficial for moms of teens, too.
The study, published this spring in the journal Family Process, suggests that these support networks may help mothers develop closer relationships with their teens.
A Mighty Girl has published a list of books to help provide resources for the parents who want to know how to tackle issues specific to girls, whether they’re toddlers or teens. Please check out their full book list here.
Parents are the leading influence in a kids decision to drink or not to drink, yet they are not the only line of defense against underage drinking.
Teachers play a crucial role in guiding students in both their academic and social growth. Encouraging words from a teacher will boost confidence which can embolden youth to stand up for what they believe and be true leaders among their peers. Teachers, school counselors, and even school administrators encourage kids to excel in the classroom and should remind kids not to drink alcohol underage.
Read the full article from Ask. Listen. Learn.
Thank you to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for encouraging youth to make healthy choices! WMTW Channel 8 Maine featured a news story on Casco Bay CAN’s Positive Ticket program, view the story here!