Saturday, January 12, 2008

Talking to Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

The more you know about your child, the easier it will be to guide her/him toward more positive activities and friendships and steer him/her away from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

Good communication is crucial especially with your teen or pre-teen. Set aside a few minutes a day for your child to talk about problems and challenges that might have come up during the day. Ask about highs and lows.

Here a couple of ways to start conversations about drugs:

What do you know about marijuana? Do you know what happens if you use marijuana?

For more information visit download an informational PDF guide.

What kind of conversations have worked for you or do you recommend?

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Anonymous Deb said...

This is very interesting information.

January 15, 2008 11:27 AM  
Anonymous rkm714 said...

I feel a child is never too young to have conversations about drug use!
My 7 year-old is aware that there are drugs that are illegal and make people do bad things. She has committed to never using drugs!
I commend our school for doing a great job in educating our kids about the dangers of illegal drugs!

January 15, 2008 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple years ago, someone gave me a copy of a book - "Saying NO is not enough." It has a lot of practical advice about how to talk to my preteen.

February 18, 2008 12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking with kids about drugs is a good idea, but I have one concern. What do you say if your child asks if you have ever used any of these substances? Not all parents have clean backgrounds.

February 27, 2008 7:48 AM  

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