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Do teens really need a caffeine buzz?

I do love good coffee, and probably will always enjoy the smell of it brewing.  However, these days I only have it a couple of times a week and it’s often decaffeinated. I gave up having coffee every day because … Continue reading

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Do I really need to start talking to my tweens about vaping?

I feel like I’m in a golden age of parenting. My kids are in their tween years (defined as being between the ages of 8 to 12 years). The exhausting days of early parenting are far behind me. My kids … Continue reading

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All you need to know about vaping

Vaping is gaining popularity with youth. My teens claim everyone’s doing it and the statistics are showing a rise in use. In 2017, more Ontario students in grades 7-12 had used e-cigarettes compared to tobacco cigarettes. About one-in-ten students (around 80,800 … Continue reading

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Teenage Wasteland

This is the last post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. Teenage Wasteland might be a memorable song lyric by The Who…but teens getting wasted – is it really no big deal or should … Continue reading

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What’s in your medicine cabinet?

This is the second post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. Let’s be honest, when was the last time you went through your medicine cabinet? Do you have any leftover medications? I know … Continue reading

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