08/11/2017

Here’s the latest on still another synthetic substance entering pop culture.  This only weeks after the ban on spice and K2.  This newest substance seems to be called 2-CE and/or 2-CB.  Follow the link to learn more: http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/2015330/synthetic-drug-kills-teen-injures-more/

08/11/2017

Check this link and the accompanying video preview featuring a documentary that covers the pressures our kids face these days: (Makes you wonder why this doesn’t draw the same attention that Avatar does; speaks volumes about our culture). http://decoder.drugfree.org/2011/03/03/pressure-to-succeed-are-our-children-in-a-race-to-nowhere/?tr=y&auid=7875191

08/11/2017

Courtesy of Dave Melillo of Madison’s Youth and Family Services here’s the link for how the DEA has banned synthetic marijuana: http://www.jointogether.org/news/headlines/inthenews/2011/dea-ban-on-synthetic.html

08/11/2017

Follow this link to get a brush up on Connecticut’s bullying laws: ​ http://ridgefield.patch.com/articles/connecticut-bullying-laws

08/11/2017

Read this article.  Obviously I have a personal and professional bias, but I hope that some of us as adults can begin to acknowledge the culture of stress we’ve created and maintained when it comes to the education of students. ...

08/11/2017

Just got this link forwarded to me today.  Looks like it could be a great resource for parents–and its Connecticut based!  ​ Follow this link: http://www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com/

08/11/2017

Here’s a link for an article for parents about kids raiding medecine cabinets at parties. http://teenagealcoholism.net/teenage-drug-abuse-the-danger-of-pharming-parties/

08/11/2017

This is one of the better articles I’ve read in a long time.  Practical, humorous and well written.  Take the time to check this one out by following this link: ​http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/teen-angst/201012/survival-tips-raising-teen

08/11/2017

Here’s another in along line of “how to talk to your kids” articles. Talking to Teens About Marijuana - 9 Dos and Don'ts 

08/11/2017

Follow this link to read about a summary of the latest Monitoring the Future Study.  Not surprisingly alcohol use among teens is down while marijuana use has increased.