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Further Reading

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Summer Fun: Creating Opportunities for Teens to Make Good Choices

How to Have a Family Meeting

More on Family Meetings

Additional Family Meeting Resources

Tips for listening Without Judgement

How to Listen to Your Teen

Top Four Things to Talk to Your Children About Before They Go Back to High School

Using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences to Understand Your Child’s Learning Style

General Parenting

Back to School Tips for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Cultivating Resourcefulness in Teens

Get In Gear for the New School Year

Help Your Child Prepare for Back to School

Ideas for Setting Up A Homework Station

Innovative ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Accomplishments

Reality Therapy

Supporting Children’s Different Kinds of Intelligence

Tips on Parenting Your Teen

How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success

The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties

Reframing Parent-Child Time Can Reduce Stress

Is Your Child Overscheduled? Questionnaire

10 Signs Your Kids are Overscheduled

Drugs and Alcohol

Teenage Drinking: Understanding the Dangers and Talking to Your Child

Mayo Clinic: Underage Drinking: Talking to Your Teen about Alcohol

MADD’s Pocket Guide for Parents: Talking with Kids and Teens about Alcohol

Stop Under Age Drinking

15 minute video: Empowering Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking in New Jersey

Legal Consequences In New Jersey for Underage Drinking and Driving

It’s Illegal to Provide Alcohol to Minors

Talking to Teens About Alcohol

911 Lifeline Legislation

Empowering Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking in New Jersey

Thoughts for a Safe Holiday: Taking Action To Reduce Impaired Driving Deaths

Talking to Teens About Marijuana

Talking to Your Child About Alcohol

Smoking Weed Could Cost Teens

Free Marijuana Talk Kit from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

What’s So Bad About Teen Marijuana Use

A More Scientific Angle: Cannabis: A Danger to the Adolescent Brain

Drug Use Prevention for Parents of Student Athletes

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

National Directory of Designated Driver Services

Healthy Living

Party Smart: How to Stay Safe While You Have a Good Time

Holiday Party Hosting Safety Tips

Safe Celebration Tips for Party Goers and Social Hosts

No Booze No Problem

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails from Bon Appetit

50 Mocktail Recipes


Nutrition Know How For Parents: Trans Fat 101

Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

Healthy Diets

Choose My Plate: Dietary Guidelines

Trans Fat is Double Trouble for Your Heart

Trans Fats at a Glance

Healthy Eating Tips

Whole Grain Council

Eating Well Recipes

Real Simple Whole Grain Recipes

Can Meditation Positively Impact Your Teenager? It Absolutely Can!

UCLA Health – Guided Meditations

Center for Mindful Learning – Guided Meditations

Mindfulness for Teens – Guided Meditations

Everyday Life Meditation Tips

Mindfulness Guidance

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)

Guided Meditation Apps Your Teen Might Enjoy

Tips on How to Meditate

The Importance of Family Time on Kids’ Mental Health and Adjustment to Life

COPE Parenting Workshop Packets


Keeping Your Cool

Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation

Setting Boundaries and Communicating