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Prom Night Parenting? Yes, Please!

Thursday, April 07, 2016
By Darcy McConnell, LADC Prom night has sure changed over the years. After listening to teenagers talk about their plans it’s reminiscent of a mini trip to Las Vegas. The stuff that teena Read More

Heroin Crisis

Thursday, July 23, 2015
By Darcy McConnell The United States Drug Enforcement Agency figures show a four-fold increase in heroin seizures along the southwest border since 2008: 4,653 pounds of heroin was confiscate Read More

Marijuana Is Still Illegal in OK

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Darcy McConnell, LADC, LPC Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form or another. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have l Read More


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Darcy McConnell, LPC, LADC Have you heard about GirlStrong at Edmond Family Counseling? It is starting September 9th and is a popular program for girls ages 12-16. You may enroll by phone at 40 Read More

Smoking Alcohol

Thursday, October 17, 2013
by Darcy McConnell, M.E.d, LPC, LADC Working with so many young people there is little that surprises me about their drug and alcohol abuse. However, about two weeks ago I was taken back when a te Read More

Dealing with Suicide

Friday, August 23, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed., LPC, LADC, CADA Dealing primarily with adolescents attending Edmond high schools, exposure to the current events and trending topics of teenagers is an ever present com Read More

Parenting with Divorce

Thursday, June 27, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, LPC, LADA It seems to be common knowledge among Oklahomans that we are living in the state with the highest rate of divorce in the U.S. Consequently, 50% of children born to m Read More

Summer Parenting Tip

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed. Schools been out for about a month and the amount of free time teens have is scary and anxiety provoking to most parents. Even more startling is that fact that statisti Read More

Monitoring the Future

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed. The latest “Monitoring the Future” survey of teenage substance abuse indicates that marijuana abuse is on the rise after two decades of consistent decline.  Read More

Teen Reality Gap

Wednesday, June 05, 2013
By Darcy McConnell, M.Ed., LADC, LPC A recently released publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that teen drug and alcohol abuse has hit a Read More

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