Substance Abuse

Why Small Conversations Make a Big Impression | SAMHSA

Check out this article from SAMHSA about talking with youth about substance abuse. Many schools are having a Red Ribbon Week to provide education in this area. Red ribbon week is the perfect opportunity to bring up these issues with your children and reinforce what is being taught at school. What are you child’s views… Continue reading Why Small Conversations Make a Big Impression | SAMHSA

Parenting

What’s the difference between Punishment and Discipline?

Punishment – teaches resentment and fear and can lower self esteem. Punishments include: Threats, yelling and put-downs where sometimes threats are carried out, sometimes not and yelling makes things worse. Taking things away for both small and big things which have nothing to do with what the child did wrong. Spanking and hitting show children… Continue reading What’s the difference between Punishment and Discipline?