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What Are Your Kids Hiding Online? Here’s How to Find Out

Posted by Informed Families on May 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM

 

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Topics: social media, drug trend, emojis

The Danger of Too Much Screen Time for Teens

Posted by Informed Families on May 16, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Our kids these days live their lives through social media, watching TV, and playing video games. Unfortunately, several new studies are finding that all this screen time is having a negative effect on their mental health.

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Topics: overdose, parents, screentime

Teen Drug Overdose Deaths Spiked During Pandemic

Posted by Informed Families on May 2, 2022 at 6:00 AM

We knew that the pandemic caused a serious mental health crisis among all ages, and that teens had an especially difficult time.

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Topics: overdose, parents

Building Trust With Teens

Posted by Informed Families on April 25, 2022 at 6:00 AM

It’s hard to walk the fine line between giving our kids too much freedom and not enough. This is why it’s important that we begin early to build trust with them.

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Topics: parenting, teenagers, teens, parents

Talking to Kids About The Slap

Posted by Informed Families on April 18, 2022 at 6:00 AM

 

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Topics: parenting, violence, anger, anger management

It Can Happen to Anyone

Posted by Informed Families on April 4, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Too many people think that illegal drug use and drug overdose deaths can only happen to other people’s kids. Or to “losers” who come from a “bad” background.

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Topics: safe homes smart parties

There May Be No ‘Red Flags’

Posted by Informed Families on March 28, 2022 at 6:00 AM

After Stanford University student Katie Meyer committed suicide last month, her parents said they’d seen “no red flags.”

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Helping Kids Make Smart Choices on Drugs

Posted by Informed Families on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 AM

It’s important that kids be allowed to make their own choices as they grow older. This helps them develop their decision-making skills, which they’ll need throughout their lives.

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How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Crisis

Posted by Informed Families on March 14, 2022 at 5:00 AM

The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking and has been at or near the top of the news for the last couple of weeks. There’s no way kids have missed the constant coverage, but they probably don’t understand what’s going on.

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Topics: tips, parents

Another New Online Place That May Endanger Kids

Posted by Informed Families on March 4, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Two senators have introduced a bipartisan bill to give parents “easy-to-use” tools to help them keep their kids safer online. Introduced by Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Kids Online Safety Act proposes to force online platforms to create ways parents and kids themselves can block harmful content and better control their feeds.

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Topics: safety, online, internet safety

About Us

We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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