Talk to your children about drugs and alcohol. They really do hear you. Include the topic in regular conversations while doing chores, working in the yard, running errands, or sitting down to dinner.
Many kids wish they could talk to their parents about:
Sex * Grades * Death * Popularity * Happiness * Drugs & Alcohol
Life Direction * Meeting New People * Divorce * Conflict
Keep The Conversation Flowing
Sometimes getting a teenager to talk is harder than getting a pig to sing. And when things aren’t going well, talking sounds more like shouting. Nothing you say seems to register, but it’s not always that way. Just when you least expect it, your kids share something and you get to peek inside your child’s life and see things from their perspective.
Ideas You Can Use Everyday
As your child grows into a teen you’ll be the most important influence on whether or not he or she will use drugs.
Source: The Search Institute