Tag Archives: high school

Parenting is key to help teens navigate high school

If you’ve got kids, the first day of school was probably pretty emotional for everyone…parents and kids alike and it really doesn’t matter what grade they are entering.  But, if you have a teen starting high school, then you know “those … Continue reading

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How do teens feel about starting high school? Hear their voice…

A wise person recently told me that “our very own high school experiences will affect how our kids are feeling about starting high school… and that we should try and allow them to have their own experiences”. These words really … Continue reading

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Your teen just finished their first day of grade 9!

Does it ever feel like you’re talking to yourself when your trying to have a conversation with your teen?? “You finished your first day of grade 9! Tell me all about it.”

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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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Chewing Tobacco: Candy Coating Addiction

Smokeless tobacco (aka chew, snuff, plug, dip, etc.) is no longer just the stuff of pro baseball players and cowboys. Recent Canadian research has shown that half of those who used chew tobacco in the past month were under 25 years … Continue reading

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Starting High School

Starting high school is one of life’s big transitions and naturally it comes with its share of excitement and nerves. What are kids worried about when starting high school?  We asked this question to grade 8 students and this is … Continue reading

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I’m scared

Starting high school is stressful for both parents and teens: below is an honest look at how one mother is feeling. Also read our blog giving some ideas for how to support your teen. My baby girl is off to high school this … Continue reading

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