Is Your Teen Ready to be at Home Alone?

At some point, all parents wonder whether or not their teen is prepared to be left at home alone.

Some adults might think that good grades are an indicator that their child is ready to be more independent but there are many other factors to consider. That’s because being home alone can sometimes be a dangerous first step toward engaging in riskier behaviors.

If you’re trying to decide whether your teen is ready to stay at home unsupervised, make sure you consider all the factors.

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Summertime Blues: Why Teens Drink More in the Summer

Schools in the Kansas City metro will soon be releasing for summer break but new freedom can be dangerous. Teens drink more heavily in the summer than during the school year for a variety of reasons.  Continue reading “Summertime Blues: Why Teens Drink More in the Summer” »