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Information for parents of High School students

Self-injury and mutilation: what it is and how to help

Despite their best efforts, parents sometimes aren’t aware of what’s going on in their teens’ lives. This secrecy can include hiding negative and concerning feelings like depression or anxiety. Alarmingly, studies have shown that an increasing amount of teens deal with these difficult feelings by injuring themselves physically. BKW administrators would like parents and teens to be aware of self-injurious behavior and what they can do to help those who may be in need.

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Prescription medication abuse among teens: important information for parents

Perhaps even more of a challenge than alcohol and “traditional” recreational drug abuse, the abuse of prescription medications among teenagers to get high has become an alarming trend across the country.

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The things that trip teens up academically...and how to help avoid the pitfalls

It's no secret that it's getting harder to earn a high school diploma in New York State. Yet high school success lays the foundation for your teen's success in college, work and life.

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Mean teens: The ugly face of relational bullying during the high school years

It used to be that teens feared the "physical" form of bullying the most - being shoved into walls by upperclassmen while passing in the halls or the infamous "head dunking" into the locker room toilet.

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The path to college success begins in high school

If your teen is planning to go to college, here are some eye-opening facts that parents and high school students should be aware of: While more and more students are enrolling in college after high school, many don't make it past the first year. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only half of students who attend community college make it to their second year. At four-year-colleges, one in four students drops out by the end of their freshman year.

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