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Wasted Youth: Saving Your Child's Life

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If you're a parent and you have a child in college, going off to college or who at some point will go to college, then you need to watch this.

This week we showed you video of 18-year-old freshmen drinking heavily, hooking up, and confessing to doing drugs and keeping secrets from their parents during their first few weeks at college. We also showed you the shocking results of our survey, where we polled 2,500 college freshmen about what really goes on during their first months away from home.  We know that talking to kids about this type of risky behavior isn't easy. When do you have the conversation? How young is too young? And what are you supposed to say? Worse still, what if your child is already behaving like one of the teens in our five-part series "Wasted Youth: What Freshman Year In College Is REALLY Like"?  Is it too late?

Momlogic pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson and teen mentor Vanessa Van Petten reveal when to start talking to your kids, the right way to talk to your kids, and what to do if your child is already partying. For more tips, download our Wasted Youth: Printable Discussion Guide: PDF or HTML.


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