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Tips for Back to School Success

Getting your kids ready for the new school year should be routine as making breakfast in the morning.  Along with the eggs and toast, don’t forget to prepare them with the skills to make safe, smart, and informed decisions. These skills are essential for them to have a positive and productive school year.    

Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drinks May Lead to Increased Drinking

A new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found that mixing high-caffeine energy beverages with alcohol may increase a person’s alcohol consumption. The study included 26 adults who drank alcohol and energy drinks alone and in combination over six days. The participants’ desire to drink was rated, along with their breath alcohol concentration.

Setting up Teens for Summer Job Success

The summer is here and with it, many teens will land their first summertime job. This is a monumental time in a teen’s life, which should make their parents proud. Summer jobs and part-time employment can provide teens with a sense of challenge and responsibility. It’s important for teens to have these challenges and responsibilities through productive outlets, such as a summer job or volunteering.

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