Media and digital devices are an integral part of our world today. The benefits of these devices, if used moderately and appropriately, can be great. The good news is that face-to-face time with family and friends plays an even more important role in promoting learning and healthy development. This is especially important because inappropriate use of technology can lead to emotional, social, or even legal consequences. In a world where we are immersed in technology, it's important to help your child learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. You play an important role in teaching these skills.

As efforts to legalize marijuana continue, there is an increasing perception among youth that marijuana is not harmful or addictive. The reality is that marijuana can cause major health, safety, social, and learning problems, especially in adolescents. Talking openly and honestly with your children about this topic and your household expectations is one of the most effective ways to prevent marijuana use in your child.


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