Category Archives: alcohol and drugs

Should you allow your teen to drink in front of you?

I was brought up that it’s better to have your kids drink in front of you than behind your back. Being of Latin descent, drinking wine was as normal as drinking water. It was never abused but it was respected. … Continue reading

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How responsible are we for our teens actions?

Being a parent is not for sissies. As a parent of a teenager, every time I hear about a teen-related car accident, I cringe. If you haven’t seen Footloose yet, be warned, the opening scene is gut wrenching. But this … Continue reading

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Family dinners matter

It’s so easy to kill dinner hour, especially when your teen criticizes that chicken creation you’ve struggled to put on the table. And then there are all the activities that have teens running in or out at all hours making it nearly impossible … Continue reading

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When to have the “drinking” conversation with your teen

The other day, I was chatting with a friend of mine who had a weekend ordeal with her teen son. She thought he was out to dinner with friends but he was at a party house in the neighborhood having … Continue reading

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