Some families simply don’t know their teen is suffering from an addiction issue. Oftentimes, the teen themselves can’t tell they are addicted. The only way to truly help is to know the signs so you can jump in if red flags arise. So, what are the signs of addiction in teens? Let’s find out.
There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to switch up how your basement looks a little bit. For example, maybe right now it’s not really a family arena, and you’re looking to make sure the basement is a place where your whole family can get together. Maybe it is a place where your whole family can come together, but you just feel like you need some extra pizzaz. No matter your angle, you can upgrade your basement and get your kids involved at the same time. Here are three DIY basement updates that can help.
To most of the world, very little is known about Lyme Disease because it mimics many other ailments. That is where the nickname the “Great Imitator” came from. Lyme disease can happen to children and adults, and nearly always comes as the result of the bite of an infected tick. If you and your family are often outside, you must take a moment and read up on this elusive illness.
The young ones love to explore and learn about everything. They spend most of their time being active and creative. As a result, they become more prone to accidents and are exposed to germs and bacteria. Our duty as parents is to set up a healthy and safe environment for them to play and live in.
Depending on the home environment, our kids can get sick or injured in the confinements of the home. Therefore, you should strive to create a healthier and safer environment within the home for everyone. Here are some essential tips to follow to keep our homes as a haven for our children.
It’s springtime right now in the sunny state of Florida, but summer is fast approaching and it’s time to get prepped for proper kid care for the hazy, crazy days of summer breaks and vacations. We love summer because it lends itself to loads of fun for the kids. The weather is fine this time of year and heralds the renewal of annual traditions like playing in the park, camping trips, or just running through a slip n’ slide under a sprinkler.
Whether your summertime agenda with your kids involves travel to theme parks or just going fishing at the local pond, it’s always a good idea to freshen up on essential summer safety suggestions. Here are a few tips about keeping kids safe this summer so you and the children you love can have phenomenal, sunny experiences this season.
Most parents have done their due diligence in protecting their kids from contracting COVID-19. They’ve kept them close to home, cleaned and sanitized the house regularly, and ensured that their kids wear masks and practice social distancing when out in public. Although these practices were necessary amid the global pandemic, you mustn’t overlook the importance of their emotional well-being.
When you’re pregnant and expecting a baby, you might not know what to do to prepare. While it might seem like there’s nothing to do, preparing for the arrival of your newborn is integral to the process. Planning helps you transition into your new life as a parent. As the adage goes, the woman becomes a mother when she gets pregnant and the man becomes a father when he sees his child. Prepping for the baby will not only make the whole process easier, it will help the father get used to the idea of being a parent. Here are a few ways to plan for your newborn baby.
The good news: Teenage alcohol use is on the decline. Now for the bad news: Alcohol is still the most widely used and abused substance by adolescents, 15 and up. Or so says the experts at Parentandteen.com, who also claim that by age 15, 33 percent of teens have consumed at least one alcoholic beverage. By 18 years of age, that percentage jumps to an alarming 60 percent.
While it’s important to have frank conversations at home with your teenager about the dangers of drinking alcohol, it’s also important to keep in mind that teens are curious creatures. No matter how much you warn them, many are not only going to sneak a drink with their friends or even while alone, a certain percentage are going to get hooked early on. Should the worst happen, and your teen get addicted to alcohol, it’s important to know that it can have adverse effects on your teen’s developing body and brain. It also means you must get them into a teen alcoholism treatment facility/program as soon as humanly possible.
But just because some teens are going to abuse alcohol, it doesn’t mean yours is going to follow suit. The more educated you are as a parent as to how to keep your child alcohol free, the better things are going to be for the entire family.
First things first. You need to be aware of the all the facts about teen drinking.
Due to the global pandemic, families and individuals are stuck in their homes to avoid spreading the highly infectious COVID-19. As people are distancing and isolating themselves, they are left with an incredible amount of free time at home with limited entertainment options. Going out with friends and family isn’t as straightforward or as easy as before.
Naturally, with all this free time, people are looking for ways to entertain themselves. Some are slowly leaning towards do-it-yourself or DIY arts and crafts to keep productive and occupied at home. DIY isn’t just a great way to entertain yourself. You can also go DIY to lessen your usual costs. Below we list other benefits brought about by DIY crafting at home during the quarantine.
It is normal for children to feel that they are not good at anything at some point in their lives. It can sometimes lower their self-esteem and affect their performance at school. One way to help your kids cope with the stress that growing up brings is through extra-curricular activities.
Extracurricular activities help bring out your kids’ passions. Getting involved in other activities outside of school can help hone and improve their strengths. It enables them to channel their creativity and allows them to learn new things. They can also help build your child’s self-esteem, making them more confident to face their peers and their daily challenges.
High self-esteem is one of the greatest gifts that you can give a child. Everyone has highs and lows, even you. Your child is learning how to deal with life and the people around them. When your child believes in themselves and knows their worth, they will be able to deal with whatever challenges come their way.