Teen Drinking: Continuing the Family Conversation


I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk about Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Last month we started talking about how we can talk to our teens about underage drinking, and how we can coach them up to make responsible […]

It’s Time for National Safe Place Week!


  March 15-21 marks the annual celebration of National Safe Place Week! The Safe Place program originated the YMCA of  Louisville, Kentucky and has grown to include programs nationwide. The principle of the program is simple: When Kids Are In Trouble, We Are Here To Help. Participating businesses receive training for their employees to support […]

Marijuana Calamity: Pot Linked to Negative Teen Academic Results

Teen Drug Use

Marijuana legalization has prompted questions as to whether the drug’s increased availability will influence its already rampant use among teens. While the potential impact of marijuana legalization on teen use remains unclear, the drug’s effect on teen cognitive and intellectual ability is apparent. Studies have shown that heavy marijuana use correlates with cognitive deterioration in […]

The Strength Within: Tips on building Self-Esteem

Akilah C. Thompson

Create a list of words that describe you. Some of them should be unique, beautiful, and strong. Low self-esteem is one of the major challenges people face every day, especially young women.  Images projected through television, music, social media and magazines have caused us to glorify celebrities and want to imitate them.  Unfortunately, we fail […]

Six Tips To Keep Your Teens Safe Behind

Six Tips To Keep Your Teens Safe Behind The Wheel

A parent’s worst nightmare is to see their child injured or killed in a car accident. This is a very real threat as most young drivers do not have the sense or experience to operate their vehicle safely. The statistics for teen related crashes can be scary to look at, but there are steps you […]

4 Tips to Teach Your Teen About Money

Teach Your Teen About Money

As a parent, you want to ensure that your teen makes the right choices. Learning better management skills is a part of this whole process. The basics that you teach your children when they are young come in use when he or she becomes a teenager. But still the teen years happen to bring their […]