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Underage Drinking

Preparing Your Teen for College: Talking About Alcohol

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

The college years can be one of the most memorable periods in your teen's life, a time when your child will discover his/her own identity and forge lifelong friendships. It can be fun, yet there will be challenges; preparing him/her ahead of time can help ease this critical transition.

Why I Teach My Kids About Wine

Sharon Sevrens | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Sharon Sevrens

How do you talk to your kids about drinking when they regularly see you enjoying a glass of wine with dinner?

This 'Party' Anthem Has A Message No One's Hearing

Jessica Chassin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen
Jessica Chassin

He relates to teenagers, expressing that he's been there and gave into peer pressure. He also uses his own life experience to explain not only that excessive drinking isn't cool, but also that it can lead you to a perilous and poisoning path. So why don't young people respect that?

'The Drunk Song' Understands Your Drinking Habits Too Well

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

If you've ever been drunk, or know someone who has, you'll be able to relate to Zoe Anne's hilariously accurate "The Drunk Song." Her upbeat melody, a...

Do Illegal Fraternities Have More Power Than Colleges?

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

A fraternity at the University at Buffalo dumped a pledge at the door of a medical center after he started to convulse during a hazing incident, and t...

5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Talking about alcohol with your children is never easy, but educating teens and then trusting them to make informed decisions is critical.

Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting an 18-year-old who is about to gain tremendous freedom and responsibility, but who is still living under your roof, can be understandably tumultuous.

California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

When No Means No, But Universities Don't Listen

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

I said the words. I may have not said the words when he started kissing me, but I definitely said them when he pulled down my pants, when his arms twisted through mine and his feet spread my legs open, when I tried to push him off of me, when he ripped down my underwear.

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Justin Bieber's Arrest

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

lcohol-related injuries kill over 5,000 teens every year. Bieber's decision-making presents a huge opportunity to protect our own children.

5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

GalTime | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
GalTime

The holidays may be a time for you and your kids to celebrate and be merry, but it is certainly not a time to lower your guard and let the alcohol flow.

College Friends Home On Break? Drink This In

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

In 30 years as a college counselor, I've never talked with a student or former student about this issue. I guess that's why I wanted to write this column.

Fake ID Use Could Cause Bigger Drinking Problems: Study

Posted 10.22.2013 | College

Young adults in college using fake IDs to buy alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk drinking and are at a greater risk for developing drinkin...

What Every Parent Should Know Before Talking To Their Child About Alcohol

Charlotte Latvala | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Latvala

It can be difficult for parents to be sure of how to approach the subject of alcohol with their kids, especially if the topic was taboo in their own households growing up. For a healthy and realistic approach, read on for some practical parenting tips on broaching the subject of alcohol with kids.

Children Away at School: Warning to Children and Parents

Saul Segan | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime
Saul Segan

The calendar had made it to fall and the common trauma of bidding the kids farewell has taken its place among the emotional realities of life. Those w...

Should We Have Learner's Permits For Alcohol, Too?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Just as we are accountable for being sure our kids are fed and housed and stay out of the street, just as we are accountable for making sure they get an education and get the medical care they need, we should be accountable for teaching them how to responsibly use alcohol.

A Summer of Fun or a Summer of Dangerous Underage Drinking?

Colleen Greene | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Colleen Greene

Parents need to set clear rules regarding alcohol use and provide positive examples to influence their teens.

McLovins, Beware

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.26.2013 | College

A fake ID could cost you a few hundred dollars, but a smartphone app -- costing a mere $1.99 on the iTunes store -- could ruin any plans underage coll...

Kids May Be Consuming Alcohol Earlier Than You Think

Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

By second grade your child is likely to be delving into more complex concepts of science and math and broadening their knowledge of the world, child d...

One Of Colorado's Worst Counties For Underage Drinking Makes Progress

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

Four years after Weld County was designated as one of the state's worst areas for underage drinking and earned federal funding to combat the problem, ...

Why Everyone Should 'Get' MADD

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Anai Rhoads

Deaths caused by drunk drivers have a long-lasting ripple effect -- it spreads to all family members, friends and even acquaintances.

Underage Drinking Laws on Campus

Uloop | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
Uloop

It is no secret that alcohol use is prevalent on college campuses. According to the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college kids drink alcohol, and over 50 percent of them have partaken in binge drinking in the last two weeks alone.

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.

5 Questions After The Steubenville Rape Case

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

As the father of both a boy and a girl, I was particularly angered and disturbed by this story. The very fact that such things happen in a supposedly civil society is a stark reminder that we have only a tenuous hold on the well-being of our kids once they leave our sight.