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  • CDC Warns of Using E-Cigarettes After Outbreak of Lung Illness

    CDC Warns of Using E-Cigarettes After Outbreak of Lung Illness

    Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with Using E-cigarette Products

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  • E-Cigarettes… The Not-So Safe Alternative

    E-Cigarettes… The Not-So Safe Alternative

    See information about e-cigarettes and vaping from the Centers for Disease Control

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  • Clearing the Haze- The Downside of Marijuana Legalization

    Clearing the Haze- The Downside of Marijuana Legalization

    Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial detailing the problems with marijuana legalization

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  • Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College?

    Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College?

    "There is no Advanced Placement class for emotional readiness, but research has shown that it is the best predictor of whether a student will adjust successfully to college life. In our own work, we’ve found that readiness is best defined by a student’s ability to overcome three common negative mind-sets: a fear of not belonging, a fear of not making it academically and unrealistic expectations about performance and success. All three can exacerbate a host of underlying psychological problems."

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  • A MUST-READ BOOK- The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

    A MUST-READ BOOK- The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

    How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

    "Research has shown over and over again: children whose parents don't allow them to fail are less engaged, less enthusiastic about their education, less motivated and ultimately less successful than children whose parents have supported their autonomy."

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  • BOOK- Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids by Wendy Grolnick

    BOOK- Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids by Wendy Grolnick

    Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child

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  • BOOK- Mindset by Carol Dweck

    BOOK- Mindset by Carol Dweck

    The New Psychology of Success

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  • BOOK- Why We Do What We Do by Edward Deci

    BOOK- Why We Do What We Do by Edward Deci

    Understanding Self-Motivation

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  • BOOK- Drive by Daniel Pink

    BOOK- Drive by Daniel Pink

    The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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  • BOOK- Quiet, by Susan Cain

    BOOK- Quiet, by Susan Cain

    The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

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  • BOOK- The Psychology of Parental Control by Wendy Grolnick

    BOOK- The Psychology of Parental Control by Wendy Grolnick

    How Well-meant Parenting Backfires

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  • No Time to Read? WATCH Wendy Grolnick's Presentation on Pressured Parents

    No Time to Read? WATCH Wendy Grolnick's Presentation on Pressured Parents

    What is the Pressured Parents Phenomenon?
    Physical feelings: Heart pounding, sweaty palms, lump in your throat when children compete

    Anxiety & Worry: Feeling like you need to do something...

    The surprising part- it makes us do things we thought we'd never do. It can morph into rage, and...it's contagious! The competition among students and their parents has run amuck!

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  • Blog- Grown and Flown

    Blog- Grown and Flown

    A blog dedicated to parenting- the job that never ends.

    Many articles of interest; Sign up for their newsletter!

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  • SAM- Smart Approaches to Marijuana Website

    SAM- Smart Approaches to Marijuana Website

    At the local, state, Tribal and federal levels, SAM seeks to align marijuana policy and attitudes about the drug with 21st-century science, which continues to show how marijuana use harms the mind and body.

    We also seek to expand awareness about an ever-growing marijuana industry that will stop at nothing to increase addiction – and its profits.

    SAM works to bridge the gap between the public’s understanding of marijuana and science’s understanding of marijuana.

    We are people from across the political spectrum. We are professionals working in mental health and public health. We are bipartisan. We are medical doctors, lawmakers, treatment providers, preventionists, teachers, law enforcement officers and others who seek a middle road between incarceration and legalization. And we all have come to the same conclusion: marijuana should not be legalized, and thus commercialized.

    SAM’s experts and supporters are advocating for a fresh approach that neither legalizes, nor demonizes, marijuana.

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  • Trans America - 12 Interviews with Transgender Individuals

    Trans America - 12 Interviews with Transgender Individuals

    From website Refinery29:
    When we set out on this project — interviewing a dozen transgender millennials from a dozen states — we wondered whether it would be difficult to find people to take part. There's no concrete data yet on just how large the U.S. trans community even is; the census doesn't ask.

    As it turned out, finding participants was easy. America's trans community is large, diverse, and everywhere — in cities and towns across the country. And, they've been there since long before Hollywood or the national media started paying attention to them.

    What you’re about to read are the stories of 12 individuals from across the country, all of whom have only one thing in common: They don't identify with the gender that was assigned to them at birth. Otherwise, they're as diverse a bunch as they come — often disagreeing with each other, and never fitting neatly into stereotypes. When we asked one young man how he'd describe himself in a word, he said, "human."

    His story and 11 others are ahead.

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  • NYTimes Article- How to Survive the College Admissions Madness

    NYTimes Article- How to Survive the College Admissions Madness

    Frank Bruni is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. This essay is adapted from his new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.”

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  • Resource- Livingston Parents Self-Help Support Group

    Resource- Livingston Parents Self-Help Support Group

    We are a non-professional, self-help support group facilitated by parents who have experienced problems parenting challenging children. Our goal is to give parents support and help them to learn new parenting skills so that they can give their child the best chance to lead a healthy, productive, and responsible life.

    Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group (LPSHSG) was created by parents using tried-and-true ToughLove® principles that help children learn to make better choices.

    We believe that parents can best help their child by changing how they interact with their child. We give parents not only the principles and recommendations that we have found successful but, most importantly, the support to help parents make the necessary tough changes.

    We have been meeting regularly since 1981 helping parents help their child.
    Serving the communities around Livingston in Morris, Essex, and Union Counties

    Hundreds of local families have been helped

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