Dr. John Duffy: Navigating the New Age of Parenting

Dr. John Duffy, author of “Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety” shares insight into raising happy, healthy, stress-free teens. During this virtual community forum, he discusses COVID-19 & supporting teens. Listen to the audio below!



10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

According to Parents.com, these are 10 habits to help parents:

  1. Eat dinner together
  2. Put away your phone at the table and when you drive
  3. Set aside time to talk about their day
  4. Make physical contact
  5. Interact with their technology
  6. Spend time with their friends
  7. Understand their interests
  8. Find a hobby to share
  9. Tuck them into bed
  10. Let them fail (or succeed)

Find full article here

Be a Role Model for Your Child

National Parent’s Day was yesterday, check out tips on how you can be a great role model to your child.
1) Model your values everyday
2) Lead with kindness & firmness at the same time
3) Keep your brain in mind
4) Ask, don’t tell
5) Focus on solutions
6) Encourage & inspire others everyday

Read the full article from Stop Medicine Abuse here

How Parents Can Help Their Underage Kids Resist Alcohol

As NPR states in a recent article, about 1 in 6 teens drank alcohol before turning 13, and about the same proportion of high school kids has binged on alcohol, according to the latest biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But adults and parents can play the most important role in preventing underage alcohol use.

Click here to learn more about two recent studies that will help guide parents.

Parenting tips for middle school to high school transition

Parenting tips for the transition from middle school to high school, excerpt from Your Teen magazine:

  1. Think now about limits
  2. Be okay with conflict
  3. Remember: humor helps
  4. Focus on the positive
  5. Embrace the big changes that come with high school
  6. Have a united front
  7. Be chill…at least after school

To read the full article click here

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

Developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse highlights parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.

NIDA family checkup