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Jun 15

Open Letter to My teacher

As teachers we often get caught up dealing with behavior and forget to look at what is behind the behavior.   An Open Letter To My Teacher Dear Teacher,I think it's time I told you why I have been acting out at schooland crying sometimes. I think you know that something is wrong,because you keep...

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Jun 07

Into the light

I think one of the reasons the Drug Class program works in our schools is that it brings a problem into the open, talks about it, teaches about it and makes getting help OK.  I've told this story hundreds of times but here it is again. Part 1 One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The...

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Jun 01

What are we thinking?

What are we thinking?? Here are a few things I have heard lately that make me ask the question "what are we thinking?". " I buy my kids alcohol so they don't have to try to get it from a stranger." "I buy my daughter's alcohol so I know how much she is drinking." " I'd rather my son would drink than...

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Apr 07

A look at Alcohol Use

Here is some great info and a test that was passed on to me by Aldo Baker. Alcohol Abuse is still a significant problem and the biggest problem is that we think what we are doing is OK. Check this out http://www.militarymentalhealth.org/alcohol_abuse_facts/

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Feb 20

Alcohol problems

Adolescent problem drinking continies to be a problem, although the article below is about USA stats we are dealing with essentially the same issue here. Regular heavy drinking is the norm with teenages and they still beleive that it isn't a problem. That thinking, that it isn't a problem is the problem. We...

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Dec 18

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open It is very easy to think that whatever is going on with your teen is just “teen” stuff. If we are not careful we will often pass off changes as being just “growing up” or “experimenting” or “teen angst”. We can also really get caught by...

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Nov 22

Most Girls Drink to Fit In

Alcohol is still the number 1 problem drug, because society has a high degree of acceptance for alcohol use we often don’t see it “as bad”. ‘Most girls drink to fit in’ By Ann Dowsett Johnston www.threstar.com Sun Nov 20th. It’s tea time at Tim Horton’s,...

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Nov 18

South Mackenzie Correctional Centre

Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Author Unknown We spent the afternoon at The South Mackenzie Correctional Centre. They let us out after too, which was a good thing. About 95% of people in detention are there because of situations that happened surrounding...

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Aug 30

More Parent Info

Parents need to protect their kids and rules are one of the best protections we can create in 2011.  Here is an interesting article from the Guardian   Tough love stops binge drinking, Demos claims Thinktank tracked 30,000 people across four decades and says parental discipline is big factor...

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Aug 02

Anxiety and Substance Use

I have been saying for a long time that frequent substance use seems to increase a person's anxiety.  This as particularly an issue for adolescents as there are in a critical period of learning how to deal with stress.  Substance use can short circuit that very important learning process.  Here...

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