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Substance Use

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

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How Heroin, Cocaine, and Oxycodone affects one's appearance over time

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Social Media

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

Learn the impact of social media on youth. Experts say kids are growing up with more anxiety and less self-esteem.

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Teaching Kids to be Smart About Social Media

Learn the good and bad of social impact on kids.

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/social-media-smarts.html

Online Tips for Teens An online cheat sheet with tips for how to manage your online presence.http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/tips_for_teens.pdf

Social Media Safety GuideA quick guide on how to manage social media. http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/SocialMediaSafety_teens.pdf

Tips to Prevent Teen Sexting 5 Tips about the dangers of teen sexting. http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/sexting_teens.pdf

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat - A huge resource for parents all about Snapchat.http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_parents_guide.pdf

A Parent's Guide to Instagram - A huge resource for parents all about Instagram.http://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/instagram_guide.pdf

Cyberbullying Unplugged - Cyberbullying is the use of technology to tease, humiliate, threaten and/or harass someone. Here's how to protect against it. http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/Cyberbullying_Unplugged_2014.pdf

Cyber balance Research and Tips- Finding and maintaining a healthy cyber balance is a challenge in a connected culture where virtually we can go anywhere, see anyone, and do anything at the touch of a screen. http://ikeepsafe.org/cyberbalance/

 

Helpful Books for the Teen Years

General

Brainstorm- Dan Segal

Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be- Frank Bruni

The Gift of Failure - Jessica Lahey

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall - Anthony Wolf

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & How To Listen So Teens will Talk- Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy - Michael Bradley

Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids - Alexandra Robbins

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World - Jill Rigby

Raising Unselfish Children in a Selfish World - Jill Rigby

Raising Everyday Heroes - Elisa Medhus

The Price of Privilege - Madeline Levine

Drugs and Alcohol

Buzzed- Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzweler, Wilkie Wilson

Beautiful Boy - David Sheff

Tweak - Nic Sheff

The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

Relationships (friendships and dating)

Queen Bees and Wannabees - Rosalind Wiseman

Breathing Underwater- Alex Flinn

Hooking Up- Kathleen Bogle

George - Alex Gino

Raising Cain- Dan Kindlon

Odd Girl Out - Rachel Simmons