Drugs and AlcoholDramatic Drop in Grades Signals ProblemWhen grades drop so drastically and behavior changes so much, some testing may be called for.
Alcohol AbuseWhen Your Child Drinks AlcoholDon't overreact to a child's "experiments" with alcohol -- but do spend some time discussing this.
Drugs and AlcoholDaughter's Email Mentions DrugsA parent is upset upon discovering references to buying and using drugs in her daughter's email.
Preteen Drug UseThirteen-Year-Old Caught DrinkingMuch drug and alcohol experimentation begins as early as 10 or 11 years of age.
Alcohol AbuseTeen Drinks HeavilyOur expert advises a teen to reconsider his drinking behavior and find better ways to get what he are seeking.
Teens and SmokingMother Upset That Son SmokesA mother blames her son's girlfriend for his smoking habit.
Drugs and AlcoholFather Finds Drug ParaphernaliaA parent asks how he should act in the face of discovering risky and illegal behavior on the part of his son's friend and most likely his son.
Teens and SmokingKids and SmokingWhen parents' suspicions are aroused, they may have to exercise their rights and obligations by invading their child's privacy.
Discipline StrategiesFather Finds Evidence of DrinkingWhat is the best way to deal with your son after you find evidence of drinking?
SportsFather Disappointed That Son Quit FootballTry to reach a compromise with your husband over your son's sports activities.
Substance AbuseSon Caught Smoking PotIf you catch your child smoking pot in his room, should you call the police?
Eating DisordersFood ObsessionYour stepdaughter's obsessive relationship with food is obviously not about food.
Teens and SmokingWhen Your Teen is SmokingDon't punish your child for smoking.
BulimiaFriend Is BulimicTeen wants to know how to help her bulimic friend without telling anyone.
Drugs and AlcoholBoyfriend Drinks and Does DrugsA teen wonders if she should break up with a boyfriend who drinks and does drugs.
Alcohol AbuseUnderage DrinkingWhen a parent discovers that her son has been drinking with his friends, should she tell his friends' parents?
Substance Abuse CounselingAdult Daughter Has Drinking ProblemA mother seeks advice on how to help her daughter with a drinking problem.
SportsParent Pushing Daughter in SportsOur expert advises parents to respect their daughter's wishes to "lay off her" in their efforts to make her a better athlete.
Teen PartyingDrinking Parties Hosted by Friends' ParentsAn expert calls it "shameful" when parents not only tolerate but also encourage teens' abuse of alcohol.
SportsFather Too Critical of Son's Athletic PerformanceRelentless criticism can cause emotional harm to a child.