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Parenting – No directions included.

WIth Fathers Day on the horizon, family gatherings will occur,  take this opportunity to Talk. They hear you. Click here for resources to start he conversation.  

Asleep on Their Feet

If you have a teenager, you know what I mean. Most teens don’t get to bed until late and have to get up way too early for school. They are like zombies in the morning. It not only affects their …

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Free Thursday Night Dinner – Come join us!

  Did you know that children who eat dinner with their families 3 or more times a week are 33% less likely to engage in underage drinking? The Middletown Cares Coalition is hosting a “Thursday Night Family Dinner” on Thursday, …

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Resilient Kids – A Must

Raising a child in today’s world is not easy. This is especially true when you have to deal with a traumatic event. We, as parents, must teach our children to be resilient; able to handle adverse situations. They will face …

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TEACHABLE MOMENTS – MARIJUANA

This week presents a wonderful opportunity for a teachable moment you can have with your teen regarding marijuana. Why, you ask? Well this Wednesday is April 20th or 4-20. That is a significant date to marijuana users. It is a …

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Have you been “Brain Hacked”?

You ever walk into a Starbucks , a restaurant, a store or anywhere for that matter and see the majority of people staring intently at their phones? Did you ever wonder why they do this? Well, the tech world is …

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Did You Have The Marijuana Talk With Your Teen Yet?

With all the mixed messages out there concerning marijuana, it’s no wonder why parents don’t feel comfortable talking about it with their teens. Well,this article is a great place to start. It simple and straightforward and hopefully will help you …

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WHY PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD IS A GOOD THING!

How many times did your mother say to you “Don’t play with your food” ? Well, what we thought was a bad thing can indeed be a good thing when we are trying to get our children to eat different …

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Did you know…

Prescription drug abuse especially opioids like Oxycodone and Vicodin has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Why is the question that many people ask and the answer is pretty simple. The drug manufacturers pushed these pain killers as the new …

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Middletown Cares Coalition Goes to Washington

CADCA 2017 Leadership Conference was held February 5-8.  Members of the Middletown Cares Coalition Leadership team attended…come to the March 9th Coalition meeting at 6:00pm, Middletown City Hall, 16 James Street,  to learn more.