August Tip Of The Month

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Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Just one night of binge drinking will erase 2 weeks of practice.

Binge drinking can be defined as consuming five drinks for males and four drinks for females in about two hours. You may show up to practice but you will not see any gains for two weeks. It will also take 96 hours to rebalance hormones and you will see an 11% decrease in your performance.

How Parents Can Help Middle Schoolers Build Confidence and Character

Learn more about how adults can help middle school youth build confidence and character. These topics are discussed in the article from MindShift:

– The Magic of Middle School

– Strengthening the Parent-Child Connection

– Keep the Lines of Communication Open

– An Attitude of Curiosity

– Coach Through the Interference

Does Your Teen Have a Digital Curfew

A new study finds devices at bedtime are cutting into teens’ much-needed sleep time and directly impacting their mental health.


To read the full article on Great Schools please click here.

Ten Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

This article from Psychology Today gives great tips to help your relationship with your child.

1. Aim for 12 hugs (or physical connections) every day.

2. Play.

3. Turn off technology when you interact.

4. Connect before transitions.

5. Make time for one-on-one time.

6. Welcome emotion.

7. Listen, and Empathize.

8. Slow down and savor the moment.

9. Bedtime snuggle and chat.

10. Show up.

To read to full article click here


Growing Up Drug Free- A Parent’s Guide to Prevention

The U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, just released this great resource

Click here to access the full document


RBS Training at the Freeport Community Center

Thank you to Officer Mike McManus of the Freeport Police Department and Mike Mack, Regional Juvenile Correctional Manager who provided a Responsible Beverage Server training to local restaurant employee’s today.

The next training will be on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:30a-12:30p at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. Please contact Casco Bay CAN to register or for more information.