Tag Archives: teen brain

How to help your teen make big decisions

“I need to decide what to do after high school!” This is the big topic of conversation in my house these days. It seems to be a cruel joke of nature that as teenagers approach one of the first big … Continue reading

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How not to engage in dramatic outbursts with your teens

“Mom, I have nothing to wear! Nothing!!! (Insert very loud and almost desperate voice…)”.  Every parent of a teen has heard this at some point and as you enter her room, you find clothes on the floor, clothes in her … Continue reading

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The teen brain and the missing gym bag!

I tried very hard not to get annoyed with my teenage son when he lost his gym bag. I know in the grand scheme of things, it not a big deal. But, it still bothered me that he couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Preventable Tragedies

Between my husband’s family and my own, we have experienced 3 deaths and 1 serious injury, all caused by someone else’s decision to drive impaired: A mother and her young daughter. They were struck down in a crosswalk, leaving another … Continue reading

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What’s With Weed?

I admit it.  I have never tried cannabis (marijuana, weed).  According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, I am in a slim majority.  Forty-two percent of Ontarians over the age of 18 have used cannabis in their lifetimes.  … Continue reading

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