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Kids Misbehaving Years After Mom Lit Up
Giving a child the best shot at a healthy life starts with a healthy pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy may do more than just physical harm to the baby — behavioral problems may surface years later in the child.
A Black Eye in Teen Romance
Patterns of violence in romantic relationships often start young. And the effects of dating violence in the teen years carry over into the adult years.
Secondhand Smoke and the Unborn Baby
So it's pretty clear that smoking while pregnant is a bad idea. But what if it's just those around you who are smoking? Does that affect unborn babies too? Possibly.
Lonely Kids Becoming Smokers
Picking up smoking in adolescence can happen for any number of reasons. But turning into a heavy smoker and staying that way into your 30s , may be the result of low social status.
It's Game Time - but not for Smokers
If your child’s an athlete there is a better chance he says “no” to cigarettes, a new study finds.
Teen Tobacco and Alcohol use Down, Pot Still Hot
Many parents worry about their teenagers using drugs or alcohol. Although facts still support concern, a recent survey shows steady declines in alcohol consumption and cigarette use in recent years.
Befriend Your Child
Forming a close relationship with your teenager might have its ups and downs, but research suggests open communication promotes individual decision-making, even if the talk is not all that agreeable.
Sweet Sixteen Gone Sour
A study finds that by the age of 16, bad habits and lifestyles are at the "point of no return," especially among women.