Nurturing Full Potential

  1. Parents, Where Do We Draw The Wine?

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    Heroin. Meth. Cocaine. Ecstasy. While dangerous and scary, these are not the most popular drugs among our children. So what drugs are the most widely abused? Drum roll please…the most widely abused drug is Alcohol, a legal drug. People don’t change alcohol and drug use behaviors based on scare tactics or logic; they change when […]

  2. Parents Need To Learn From Each Other

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    Helen & John Witty’s 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie, was rollerblading on a bike path when she was struck and instantly killed by a car full of teenagers who were under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. These kids were celebrating graduation at an unsupervised home prior to getting in the car. The driver’s future now […]

  3. Why Smart Kids Do Dumb Things

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    11 Wesleyan University students were hospitalized on Sunday after overdosing on Molly, a “pure” form of ecstasy or MDMA, which has increased in popularity among teens in recent years. Two of these students are in critical condition. “I think that’s why it’s so shocking because it feels like that could never happen to anyone that […]

  4. Does Advice Do More Harm Than Good?

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    From the moment our children are born, we are faced with decisions, both important and mundane. Do we breastfeed or formula-feed? Cloth or disposable diapers? Perhaps one of the most common and important concerns parents face after we have a child is HOW TO GET THE BABY TO SLEEP! So we turn to family, friends, […]

  5. Is There Anything We Can All Agree On?

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      Every day, our society becomes more perplexing to me. I question many of the values being promoted and espoused in America in 2015; however, I think there is one thing we can all agree on: the importance of family. Family is something we hold dear. That hasn’t changed. We need the support system it […]