“Do I still matter?” That’s the question facing many parents as their children head into their teen years. Spoiler alert — the answer is YES — parents do matter to their teenagers — perhaps more than ever!
Click here to read the full article from the Center for Parent & Teen Communication
Tip: Athletes who sleep at least 8 hours per night are 68% less likely to sustain an injury compared to those who get less sleep.
Lack of sleep impacts reaction times and performance and causes fatigue. Aim to sleep at least 8 hours per night to maximize muscle growth, repair and recovery. This will also help improve cognitive skills and concentration. All of these factors together can contribute to a lower rate of athletic injuries.
Tip of the Week: Regularly drinking alcohol before your teen brain is fully developed can impact impulse-control and the memory and learning areas of the brain.
Brain development is still occurring between the ages of 12-26 and scientific research has shown that binge-drinking or regularly drinking alcohol as a teen can result in irreversible brain change.
On Saturday, April 24th our local police departments participated in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! Thank you to the Freeport Police Department, Cumberland Police Department, Yarmouth Police Department and Falmouth Police Department for helping to keep our community safe and healthy. We appreciate all you do!