Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sue Scheff: Teenage Drinking Can Spell Lasting Trouble - Washington Post

In today's society of teens and peer pressure, parents need to stay informed on issues such as teenage drinking and substance abuse. As a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff) I like to continue to bring articles to give parents valuable information on today's teens.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sue Scheff: Connect with Kids: Drug Conversation

This is a great "Tip List" for parents regarding substance abuse with our kids. As a parent advocate, (Sue Scheff), I believe in helping parents understand and help today's teens. Open the lines of communication, don't assume your child knows - "just to say no" to drugs. Talk about it.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Is it just adolescent agnst, or something more? - USA Today

Being a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff), it is important for parents to keep informed on today's adolescents. With today's society it is a new generation with new issues and more peer pressure to keep up.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Surroundings Contribute to Teen Obesity - USA Today

As a Parent Advocate, (Sue Scheff), bringing awareness to parents on a variety of teen issues is important to help today's teens. Teen Obesity is one of these subjects.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sue Scheff: Connect with Kids - Self Injury (Parent Tips)

“Kids aren’t very well developed in refraining from impulses. They feel, therefore they must act. They feel sad, they feel angry, and in order to get rid of that they have to act right away.”– Karen Conterio, founder and administrative director, SAFE Alternatives.

Parents are encouraged to learn more about today's teens & self injury.

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Sue Scheff: Preteens Get Alcohol from Home by Emily Havely

“I woke up in the driver’s seat, blood all over me, glass everywhere. The doctors said my friend had 48 hours to live.”– Nick, 19Preteen drinking and teen drinking is a serious issue. This article offers "Tips for Parents."

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The Teenage Casualties of Casual Sex by Doug Giles

Parents today need to not only educate themselves on the consequences of teenage sexual activities, they need to open the lines of communication with their teens. As a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff), I believe in helping parents learn all they can about today's society of teens. There are a large number of concerns we need to be aware of.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Going through grieving process unique emotional journey for teens

As a Parent Advocate I have been in a place when parents are dealing with their teens that are struggling with a death in the family or tragically, another teen. This article helps us to understand how this can effect teens and the turmoil it can cause.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Connect with Kids: Bullying Trauma Can Last for Years

Being a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff), parents need to learn about bullying and the effects it can have on kids. This article has tips to help and educate parents.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Positive Co-Parenting - How Divorced Parents Raise Raise Well-Adjusted Children

As not only a divorced parent, I am a parent advocate (Sue Scheff), and have worked with many parents that are divorced and this recent article on co-parenting may be helpful to many others that are struggling with divorce and continuing positive parenting.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Teens should wait to have kids

As a Parent Advocate in Florida, (Sue Scheff), parents all over should educate themselves on teen pregnancy and why this epidemic is on the rise. For more information visit Teen Pregnancy website.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Roots of Teen Suicide: How Others May Stop It

As a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff) - articles to educate us on preventing the increase of teens suicides are so important. To understand what teens are thinking and why this is happening can hopefully help others.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ralph De La Cruz: School programs help lower teen suicide stats

As a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff) in Broward County this article has valuable contact information for teens and parents in Broward and Palm Beach County.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Love of Locks Event to Benefit Ill Children

As a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff), working with organization that help children is part of parents helping parents. Lorraine Colpitts, owner of Safe & Sound Transportation for teens, is sponsoring this generous event to help hundreds of children suffering with Cancer and other illnesses that cause loss of hair. Learn more about it here.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

My Well Connected Life

As a Parent Advocate (Sue Scheff), this article is typical of many of today's teenagers and pre-teens!

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Sue Scheff - Science Daily: Teen Suicide Rate: Highest Increase In 15 Years

A startling article on the increase in teen suicides. Be an educated parent and look for warning signs.

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Sue Scheff and PURE

After appearing on 20/20 ABC News i-Caught, it has been so rewarding to be able to help others to maintain their online profiles and more important, their reputations.

Many friends and strangers that emailed me all are now taking a new awareness to the Internet and people are seeing through the vendetta's and vindictiveness that some people like to create.

Surfing the Internet can be risky, so always know that just because it is online, doesn't mean it is necessary accurate. Do your homework - at the end, the truth will show itself, as it did in my two jury trials that I won.