Substance Use

“I found cannabis in my daughter’s room. What do I say to her about this?”

https://youtu.be/Z6x4L6GFSA8 Every year at the end of April comes a certain unofficial holiday for many teens: 420. This is a nationwide day of celebration for cannabis culture enthusiasts, a category which (whether we parents like it or not) often includes our teenagers. This week’s #TipsOnTeens question is from a mom seeking advice on how to talk to …

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“My son will not stop vaping…Help!”

https://youtu.be/l4j3v4sOHWM If you’re raising a teenager in 2020, you’ve likely heard about vaping. Maybe you’ve smelled the fruity-scented smoke clouds, seen discarded Juul pods littering the street, or read news report about the health risks. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is safe and healthy…So what do you do if it …

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“My son came home from rehab. How do I make sure he doesn’t relapse?”

https://youtu.be/JjBTAbxRDBc Recovering from addiction can be an incredibly tough road to start down. The support of friends and family is invaluable during this time. This week’s Tips On Teens question comes from a parent wondering how to be the best pillar of support in their child’s recovery: “My son came home this week from residential rehab …

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“How do I stop my son from smoking marijuana while he is away at college?”

https://youtu.be/QAufevMQM04 A huge concern among parents is that their teen might be smoking weed. Even when they’re living under the same roof, it’s’ difficult to always know if and when they are smoking. But what about when they go away to college? What advice would you give this parent? Here’s this week’s #TipsOnTeens question: “How …

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“My wife is going to rehab. What am I supposed to tell my kids?”

https://youtu.be/ftY6QcmIHSI Addiction is always tough no matter the circumstances. It gets even more difficult when children are involved. How would you tell your children if your significant other had trouble with drinking or addiction? What would you do? This week’s #TipsOnTeensquestion comes from a father wondering how to talk to his kids about this. Here’s …

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“We discovered that our grandson has been vaping. We are concerned about it but are at a loss.”

https://youtu.be/yVZh-I49bMg This week’s #TipsOnTeens question is from some very caring grandparents asking about their grandson’s vape usage. Here’s the question: “At our grandson’s school vaping is a huge thing that kids are now into. We discovered that he has been vaping too, unfortunately. He knows we are concerned about his vaping, about his health, and …

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“Should I allow my 15 year old to go to Coachella next year?”

https://youtu.be/rHPGDj5VtJ0 Coachella’s second weekend has just finished and a lot of teens have been talking about their favorite bands and artists. At what age do you think it’s appropriate to allow your child to go to Coachella? What do you think? We got an email from a parent wondering what to do about this. Here’s …

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