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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 1841https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Early Warning Signs of Substance Use in Teenagers11798One doesn't have to look far to find news and heart-breaking stories in the community about the devastating consequences of addiction among teenagers.8/25/2018 12:41:21 AMOne doesn't have to look far to find news and heart-breaking stories in the community about the devastating consequences of addiction among teenagers If we can catch things early 929https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/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 6140https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Vapes and E-cigarettes – Their Appeal and Your Approach12066No plumes of smoke. No burning cigarette smell. Labels with "all natural" and innocent-sounding fruit flavors. It can make parents wonder just how worried they need to be about their teens using vapes and e-cigarettes. The fact of the matter is, these dev5/1/2018 5:00:19 PMBy Greg Snyder, Ph.D. Boys Town Staff Psychologist Labels with "all natural" and innocent-sounding fruit flavors It can make parents wonder just how worried they need to be about 675https://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 2504https://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 2121https://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 3768https://www.boystown.org/parenting/guides/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 1211https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
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 40894https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
13-Year-Old Was Caught With Drugs and Expelled from School14167 Question: My 13-year-old son obtained marijuana while visiting his father last weekend. He took the drug to school and got caught with it,...9/15/2017 9:15:19 PMMy 13-year-old son obtained marijuana while visiting his father last weekend He took the drug to school and got caught with it, and now the school has expelled him from the 1858https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx