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Red Ribbon Week Teens across the nation are constantly faced with negative pressures and risk behaviors such as the use of drugs, vaping, and consumption of alcohol. According to the Red Ribbon Week website, children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t,...

What is teen vaping? According to the Child Mind Institute, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by the heated nicotine liquid (or “juice”) of an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette or e-cig), vape pen, or personal vaporizer. It is also more commonly known as JUULing, which comes from JUUL, a popular vape...

Teen Suicide  All too often, we see nationwide headlines reporting of a student committing suicide due to depression, bullying and/or cyberbullying, or feeling so completely isolated from their family and peers, they thought they had no other choice but to end their life. End their life. The weight of these three words, and in relation to our...

What is teen depression?  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression, or major depressive disorder, is a medical illness that can interfere with the ability to handle daily activities such as eating, sleeping, or managing schoolwork. For teens, however, the negative effects of depression go beyond a dismal mood. It can destroy the essence...

Director of Development Sarah Conner: “Why I Say YES to YOUTH” Director of Development Sarah Conner shares her heart for the Just Say YES mission, and explains how your North Texas Giving Day gift impacts students’ lives in our community. Having lived in the great city of Dallas, Texas for 25 years, philanthropy has always been a...

What to do if My Teen is Being Bullied or How to Accept the Fact that my Teen / Child is the Bully Today, some people think the words “bully” and “bullying” are associated too quickly to child behaviors, and that kids need to learn how to fend for themselves; that a little teasing here and...

7 Tips on How to Keep Your Teens Safe This Summer | Summer Ideas for Teens While also having fun in the sun! School is out and the sun is shining, meaning it’s time for water activities, barbeques, flip flops and fun times with friends. We want our teens to enjoy their time away from school,...

Brutal Boys versus Mean Girls: Male Bullying vs Female Bullying Exploring gender differences in bullying trends  Bullying can be difficult to pinpoint in a school setting because it doesn’t always look the same from case-to-case. The methods of bullying change from bully-to-bully. Methods also tend to look dramatically different between male bullying and female bullying. For instance, girls...

Bullying Prevention Programs: What is considered bullying, and how to teach kids to stand up to it, safely Does the word bullying make you immediately think of fights on a playground or shoving matches in the hallway? If you keep up with the news and trending topics, you know that unfortunately, in today’s world, our definitions...

6 Steps on How to End Bullying How to End Bullying in School Bullying has become a widespread problem both in and outside of schools. To answer the question of how to end bullying, it is important to note that no organization is completely free from bullying. No matter how great your child’s school district is, or...