Prescription drug abuse is at an all-time high in the U.S. More than 1,600 teens begin abusing prescription drugs each day. Young adults (ages 18-25) are the largest abusers of prescription drugs, mainly using Opioid pain relievers, ADHD stimulants and anti-anxiety drugs. Read More
Kids crying and throwing tantrums for no reason — we’ve all been there. I have an almost 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. The tears are nonstop for assorted reasons. Read More
By May 1, my attitude toward everything related to school gets sadly apathetic. I have grown weary of dirty backpacks, papers, worksheets, homework folders, science projects, forms to sign, end-of-the-year parties, concerts to find black pants for and the never-ending donation requests. At this point in the year, I’ve learned my 46-year-old brain’s full capacity on the purpose of a cell wall, the Amendments to the Constitution (no offense, Founding Fathers) and how to do anything with fractions.
Our grandkids are very active and participate in organized sports. The other day, they asked me what sports I was involved in during my high school years. They wondered if Duck, Duck, Goose or Red Rover was my dominant sport? They even had the gall to ask if I went to state for them. Very funny kids, but actually they weren’t far off. Read More