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Gals, It Is A Lot Safer To Be Sober

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Gals, It Is A Lot Safer To Be Sober

Being drunk puts a body at increased risk for all kinds of things, including sexual assault.  That is all we are saying.  Alcohol abuse is first and foremost a health and safety issue.  I am not sure that feminism plays a big role in this arena.  In my mind, feminism is about self-determination and having choices.  When a woman is drunk, she shrinks her options and gives up control of herself and her evening to alcohol’s effects and whatever pigs might be at the party.  Ladies, you have the right to get smashed, you have the right to...

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No Need For Parents To Lie About Past Drug Use

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No Need For Parents To Lie About Past Drug Use

This is the last installment of a blog series that will dispel the 10 most common and stubborn myths parents believe about exposing children to alcohol.  Today we tackle big, fat myth #10: If I used alcohol or other drugs as a teen, I guess I’ll have to lie about it to my children or it will give them permission to do the same thing… I saved the best for last!  This one is tough – I’ve been thinking about it for almost 20 years.  I don’t think you have to lie – if your child asks you about your own life, he or she is...

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Kids Do Not Always Listen, But They Hear

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Kids Do Not Always Listen, But They Hear

This is the eighth installment of a blog series that will dispel the 10 most common and stubborn myths parents believe about exposing children to alcohol. This time we will tackle big, fat myth #9: It doesn’t matter what I say to my child about substances, my voice will be eclipsed by outside influences… Not true!  Please don’t take a back seat to MTV, Twitter, popular music, movies and advertising.  You can let Media “educate” your child or you can be the key educator in your child’s life.  Everyone else is talking to your...

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Strict, Loving Parents Have Best Chance Of Raising Drug Free Kids

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Strict, Loving Parents Have Best Chance Of Raising Drug Free Kids

This is the seventh installment of a blog series that will dispel the most common and stubborn myths parents believe about exposing children to alcohol. This time we will tackle big, fat myth #8: I am the only parent who is this strict and my child is suffering socially as a result… Drinking and other drug use will hurt your child socially in a much more lasting way.  Congratulations to you for rolling up your sleeves and digging into this incredibly difficult job of parenting.  You are not alone, I meet parents at every school I visit who...

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Even If You Trust Your Teen, Do You Trust Drugs?

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Even If You Trust Your Teen, Do You Trust Drugs?

This is the sixth installment of a blog series that will dispel the 10 most common and stubborn myths parents believe about exposing children to alcohol. This time we will tackle big, fat myth #7: My son/daughter is a good kid – I trust him/her to do the right thing when away from the family… Uh, oh.  Don’t fall into the trust trap.  The author, Adam Phillips said, “trust is a word we put too much trust in.” Being a good person does not mean you will make perfect decisions at every moment of your life. Your three year old...

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