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Hazards of Teen Marijuana Use

Because of the developmental brain changes that occur during the teen years, the risks of marijuana use by adolescents are greater than those faced by adults.

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Marijuana Hazards for Elementary Age Children

Elementary age children exposed to marijuana in utero are more likely to have difficulty focusing on tasks, behavioral concerns and depressive symptoms.

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Prenatal Marijuana Exposure Negatively Affects Toddlers and Preschoolers

Researchers have found marijuana exposure to be associated with poor memory and lower verbal skills in toddlers and preschoolers.

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Marijuana Use in Pregnancy

Pregnant women are encouraged to abstain from marijuana to protect the brains of their unborn babies

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Hazards of Marijuana

Marijuana can have serious long-lasting effects.

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Preventing Teen Depression

Tips for preventing teen depression in the teenage years as well as tips for preventing the onset of teen depression as early as the newborn stage.

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Tips for Preventing Teen Depression in Your Elementary Age Child

As your child increases in age, continue to encourage healthy nutrition, eating together as a family, promoting adequate sleep, limiting screen time, and practicing authoritative parenting in addition to assigning your child chores, building and maintaining family connectednes and encouraging exercise and outdoor activities to prevent the onset of teen depression.

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Tips for Preventing Teen Depression Starting in the Toddler & Preschool Years

Preventing teen depression starts long before your child becomes a teen. If you have a toddler or preschooler, begin your prevention strategy now by encouraging healthy nutrition, promoting adequate sleep, encouraging family meals, and limiting screen time

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Preventing Teen Depression in the Newborn and Infant Stage

Both mothers and fathers play crucial and qualitatively different roles in the socialization of the child and thus each role is crucial to a child's opitmal development.

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Tips for Parenting the "Only" Child

These children have the advantage of having undivided parental time, attention, and resources, but they can have a difficult time interacting with their peers and making friends as they have not had the practice at home of sharing, negotiating, and cooperating with siblings.

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