Help For Long Island Parents Like You is a resource for parents of tweens & teens on Long Island.  We research and provide timely information on many topics impacting middle & high school students such as college admissions, bullying, substance abuse, etc. also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter.  Please remember that the information on this site is carefully researched, but it is not a substitute for advice specific to your situation from a professional.Learn More»

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

The Center for Disease Control has proclaimed February as Teen Dating Awareness Month. The CDC reports that one in three teens will be involved in an abusive relationship. What are the tell-tale signs and what can parents do? 


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Gray skies, cold temperatures, short daylight hours, and fierce winds can chill almost anyone's disposition.  Many adults and tweens/teens alike feel the effects of winter on their dispositions.  Why are some people affected by this disoreder while others are not? What can be done to help getting through winter doldrums?



Preventing Sports Injuries: Basketball

What tween or teen doesn't aspire to play like Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks or Brook Lopez of the Nets?  Basketball is an exciting, fun sport whether your child is on a team or just plays for enjoyment.  However, students can experience serious injury unless proper precautions are taken.


Health Impact of Energy Drinks

Last October, it was reported that five teens died and a sixth suffered a heart attack after drinking popular energy drinks.  While there is no proof that the drinks caused the health issuesMedical Symbol and the manufacturer strongly states that the drinks are safe,  the published reports indicated that authorities believe the energy drinks were a contributing factor.  Are energy drinks safe for tweens & teens?

Colas and other soft drinks are considered food and regulated by the Food & Drug Administration or FDA. Energy drinks do not fall under the purview of the FDA and can and often do exceed the caffeine limit of 71 milligrams for 12 oz. serving for colas. Researchers at the University of Miami found that 70% of students age 12-17 have tried energy drinks. The researchers conclude that the drinks have no...


Battling Acne

More than 80% of adolescents experience some form of acne, according to a recent Newsday article. What causes acne and what steps can middle and high school students take to safely deal with it?  How can parents help?

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LIParenTeen is the Resource
for Parents of Adolescents is a time-saving, web-based resource to help parents of Long Island middle and high school students. Long Island has an abundance of organizations to help parents of tweens/teens. Numerous helpful articles are written every day. This website is designed to help parents cut through the clutter and get the information they need quickly and easily. publishes a bi-monthly newsletter to keep parents up-to-date on key topics. The newsletter also highlights hot issues and key resources to help you as quickly as possible.

In addition, maintains a useful website organized and easily searchable by topic. Visitors can either use the search button or click on the category tabs: Physical Health, Mental Health, Education, Community Service and Special Needs and review the subtopic information. Consult the Resource Directory on the website which lists primarily Long Island based organizations that can help.

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