Age: Teens

Are teen drug use levels improving?

Drug use among our teens is at its lowest level since 1975 according to a report just released by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Based upon a survey of 45,473 high school students, “The results show a continued long-term … Continue reading

Notes & quotes from 2016

Here are some of my favorite quotes and notes from this past year. “Never let someone tell you that your dreams aren’t realistic,” proclaimed Portland Blazers basketball star CJ McCollum.  I so dislike these “follow your dreams” platitudes. They sound … Continue reading

5 myths about the modern teen

After discussing with me his best friend’s first sexual experiences, a young teen erroneously proclaimed that, “Everyone in high school has sex before they graduate.” Believing in something doesn’t make it true. I spend lots of time dispelling myths that … Continue reading

Stop petting puppies

When I first read about the recent events at some college campuses, I thought it was a joke. One university held “post-election self-care events” with therapy dogs and coloring books for their students. Others had Legos, bubbles, and food available … Continue reading

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