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What’s an Appropriate Consequence for My 16-Year-Old Smoking Marijuana?14100​​​​​​​​​​​Question:What is an appropriate consequence for catching my 16-year-old son smoking marijuana with his friend? We are an upper-middl...8/25/2018 12:25:16 AMWe are an upper-middle class blended family, and he is our youngest child I think he has smoked marijuana occasionally over the past several months, despite our telling the family 47131https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
16-Year-Old Daughter’s Dangerous Choices14098 Question: My 16-year-old daughter has been making poor  — dangerous even  — choice...9/15/2017 9:15:19 PMMy 16-year-old daughter has been making poor  — dangerous even  — choices She is dating a 19-year-old boy who has been caught with marijuana I have yet to talk with 1425https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Signs Your Teen is Using Marijuana12022Research shows that at least 40 percent of teens ​try marijuana before they graduate from high school. How can you tell if your child is using?8/25/2018 12:54:34 AMThis information is included in our Substance Abuse Guide Click here to see the rest of the guide By Natasha Robinson, Director, Chemical Use Program Research shows that at least 40 7028https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Sex, Drugs and Teens12090When children grow up, they don't always make healthy, wise choices. In fact, peer pressure and the desire to fit in, find friends and have meaning...8/25/2018 12:53:58 AMWhen children grow up, they don't always make healthy, wise choices In fact, peer pressure and the desire to fit in, find friends and have meaning in life can lead teenagers down 2861https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
What to Do if You Suspect Your Child is Abusing Drugs or Alcohol12144So what do you ​do if you think your child is abusing drugs or alcohol? The first thing to try to determine is if there is a pattern of use or whet...8/25/2018 12:58:21 AMThe first thing to try to determine is if there is a pattern of use or whether it's just a one-time occurrence You must understand that experimentation is inevitable and that 2449https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Substance Abuse13360Substance abuse can destroy the lives not only of abusers but also families. Even innocent experimentation can lead to serious addiction problems.11/30/2017 4:02:32 PMSigns Your Teen is Using Marijuana Substance abuse can destroy the lives not only of abusers but also families Even innocent experimentation can lead to serious addiction problems 4374https://www.boystown.org/parenting/guides/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Q&A 16-year-old son vaping14499 Question:Q. I caught my 16-year-old son vaping. I explained that this is not allowed and discussed the harmful effects. I found out through r...4/19/2018 1:04:11 PMI caught my 16-year-old son vaping I explained that this is not allowed and discussed the harmful effects I found out through reading his texts that he was doing it again, had 8763https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Rebellious 15-Year-Old Daughter14501 Question: I am a single mom of a 15-year-old girl. I am a police officer and I work nights. I am not with her most nights, but one of my o...9/15/2017 9:15:37 PMI am a single mom of a 15-year-old girl I am a police officer and I work nights I am not with her most nights, but one of my older nieces stays with us so she can be with her 2198https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Parents concerned about son’s drastic personality change14430 Question: Our 12-year-old son has undergone a drastic change in his personality. He used to earn straight As and was in the gifted and tal...9/15/2017 9:15:36 PMOur 12-year-old son has undergone a drastic change in his personality He used to earn straight As and was in the gifted and talented program at school He had plenty of good friends 770https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
What Every Parent Should Know About Prescription Medication Use by Teens12072As a clinician, one of my biggest concerns is the lack of awareness by parents and adolescents regarding teens misusing prescription medications. 8/25/2018 12:57:52 AMAs a clinician, one of my biggest concerns is the lack of awareness by parents and adolescents regarding teens misusing prescription medications All of these are powerful drugs 1089https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx