News Articles - 2007 Archives

Holiday Dangers for Teens

December 2007

The holiday season is one of the most deadly times of the year for alcohol-related crashes especially for teenagers. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) estimates that “each year nationally, more than 1,000 people die during the holiday season in drunk driving crashes” (MADD, 2006).

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Peer Pressure Kills

November 2007 By

Peer pressure: people feel it, inflict it, and increasingly let it control their lives. According to the Department of Student Support Services peer pressure is the most powerful influence in a childs decision to join a gang.

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Energy Drink or Alcohol?

October 2007 By

Parent Help is sounding the alarm on a new health concern. They’re delicious, they’re thirst quenching, they’re colorful, they’re super-trendy…they’re alcoholic.

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Gravity Matters Puts Parents Back in Control

September 2007

Parent Help is proud to announce a new, one-of-a-kind product that will give parents all the tools they need to make their home of peace, love, and unity. And the best part is, you can do it from home.

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Are You Sending Your Teen to the Right School?

August 2007 By

Do you have a child with ADD, ADHD, ODD or other special needs? You may be sending them back to the wrong school. Public school is great for many teens but for those that need special attention, public school can be harmful.

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Teenagers Play Choking Game for Fun

July 2007

Every year hundreds of teenagers and children will die in the United States from injuries sustained while playing a game (not counting those that have serious injuries such as memory loss, stroke, or other neurological impairments). Experts say that this game is popular with children ages 9 to 15.

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Candy Coated Drugs

June 2007

Latest drug trends are targeting a younger crowd by disguising hard drugs like meth and heroin to look and sound as innocent and inexpensive as candy. Meth cooks are adding flavoring such as strawberry and chocolate to make the drug look, smell, and even taste like candy.

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Preventing Teen Pregnancy

May 2007 By

Seventy-two percent of teens who experiment with drugs and alcohol are sexually active. Nearly one-quarter of those sexually active teens report having sex without a condom because they were under the influence of drug or alcohol and 43% of teens report they are concerned they might go further, sexually, than they had planned due to the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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The Dangers of Talking to Strangers

April 2007

Your teen is at-risk of being sexually defiled, targeted to be a victim of identity theft, or even killed if they talk to strangers on the Internet. Teens are one of the worlds fastest growing internet user groups logging on to the world wide net.

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Violence Prevention Resources for Parents and Teens

March 2007 By

Recently, violence in schools has risen to an all time high. This has called to attention the need for more involvement than an in-school police force. Schools need to develop and invest in prevention, intervention, and crisis response plans. The need for community involvement is high. Especially needed is action from parents and teens themselves.

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DYK? Do You Know What your Kids are Saying Online?

February 2007 By

Do you know what your kids are saying online? You may be shocked. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to learn the lingo of online chatting. Teens can be expected to be chatting with 3-10 people at the same time. For this reason, they have developed acronyms for commonly used phrases in order to save time and to hide inappropriate behavior from parents.

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When to get Help...Don't Wait till it's too Late

January 2007 By

Raising a teen in today’s world can be a task that seems insurmountable. The teenage years bring about sudden and drastic changes that may be hard for parents to understand and cope with. They may fear their teen is troubled, but may not be sure how to tell, or what to do about it. So how does one determine the difference between normal teenage behavior and troubled teen behavior? Very carefully.

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