Keep Your Kids
Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco are a major threat to our children and we as
parents must do everything in our power to teach our children to be
There's almost no way you can shield your kids from finding out that
these things exist — but you can help your child reject offers to try
substances. It is important that you talk to your children about making
the right decisions vs bad decisions, the outcomes of making bad
decisions, and how to handle peer pressure.
Your may think that talking to
your children about this is difficult but it really is not. You
advantage of everyday "teachable moments" and, in no time at all, you'll
have developed an ongoing dialogue with your child. It is really
important for your child to be able to talk to you about these topics.
Your child no matter how they act or what they say always needs your
As you child gets older and moves into middle school and high school
their life is changing. Your child is going to meet lots of new
kids and they will seek acceptance. It is at this point that they
start to make more — and bigger — choices. Make sure you have
prepared your child to make the right decisions when it comes to drugs,
alcohol and tobacco.