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Parents Beware: The Newest 2018 Teen Drug!

Chances are–you already have it in your home.

 

I am guessing if your holidays were anything like ours, there was laughter with family, board games around the kitchen table, great discussion about the real reason for the season (go Jesus!), good food and of course time spent on social media and various devices.

As we enter this new year, whether you are a believer in resolutions or in simply making a list to better yourself and embrace the goodness of life (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control), all of us as parents want 2018 and beyond to be amazing for our children.

We want them to thrive.

We want them to be their best and to be successful mentally, spiritually and academically.

But there is there is a new drug amongst our teens and tweens that is trying to destroy them in these areas. It is odorless. Doesn’t require a dealer. Is given to them freely by their parents. Has a greater effect on their brains than most gateway drugs and is claiming the lives of more teens every year and it is legal in all 50 states.

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7 Things Good Parents Are Doing in 2017

In today’s hectic, ever-changing, social media centered world, it is no wonder parents often find themselves feeling overwhelmed, lost, out of touch and discouraged. Do we let our children have free reign over social media and their devices? Do we take it away all together? What boundaries should they have? Is there any hope that they will have moral standards with what they see and hear and experience? What do we do?!
After meeting with,  interviewing and counseling teens for almost 30 years, I can tell you exactly what to do and what they need; and it all comes down to YOU.

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