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Helping Kids Cope With Cliques

With cliques prevalent in middle and high school, most kids encounter them at some point. Here's how parents can help kids maintain confidence and self-respect while negotiating cliques.

Helping Kids When They Worry

All kids worry at times, and some may do so more than others. But parents can help kids manage it and tackle everyday problems with ease. Find out how.

Heroin: What Parents Need to Know

Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal narcotic that can cause death when taken in excess.

How Can I Teach Kids to Be Smart About Strangers?

Find out what the experts have to say.

How to Talk to Your Child About the News

News reports are often educational. But when stories are about disturbing topics, parents can find it hard to explain to kids. Here are some guidelines.

Inhalants: What Parents Need to Know

Inhalants like glue are sniffed or huffed to give the user a high. Just doing it one time can be fatal.

I’m Worried My Kids Will Start Drinking. What Can I Do?

Many kids and teens try alcohol during their high school and college years. But parents are important role models in this area. Here's how to set a good example.

Ketamine: What Parents Need to Know

Ketamine hydrochloride is a quick-acting anesthetic that can cause intoxication, hallucinations, and even death when taken in dangerously high doses.

Kids and Smoking

The health risks of smoking are well known, many young people still do it. Here's how to help your kids avoid smoking, vaping, or using chewing tobacco - or quit, if they've already started.

LSD: What Parents Need to Know

LSD is a dangerous hallucinogenic drug that affects mood, judgment, and behavior.