Adolescent Brain Development in COVID-19

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In August, ParentIN held a virtual event with Dr. David Rettew, child psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, to share strategies for supporting healthy adolescent brain development during the time of COVID-19. Dr. … Read More

Parenting in a Digital World

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  The digital world is constantly evolving with new social media platforms, apps, and devices, and kids are often the first to use them. Keeping up the latest technology can be challenging but even the most digitally phobic among us … Read More

Summer Success: The Right Mix of Supervision, Structure & Safe Thrill-Seeking

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Countless songs, movies, and books pay homage to the adventures and exciting transitions that summer break ushers in for teens and tweens. Unfortunately, risk-taking also heats up in the summer. Studies show that first-time use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana … Read More

How to Make a Safe Prom Plan

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Prom night. A childhood rite of passage that many of us parents remember fondly. What’s not to like about dressing up, eating something fancy for dinner and dancing the night away with friends? Encourage your adolescent to enjoy this exciting … Read More

Cannabis Conversations – Our top tips!

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Research shows parents are still the #1 influence on teens’ decision making. Start talking to your kids about alcohol and drugs early and often. Even if it doesn’t always seem like it, they really do hear you! Don’t know what … Read More

How I Talk to My Kids About Marijuana

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Mariah Sanderson can talk about substance abuse prevention all day long. After nearly 18 years in the field, first as a treatment counselor and now as director of the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community, she has learned a lot … Read More

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