Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challenge. The following scripts will help you get conversations going with your child — and keep them going throughout his or her life.
There’s no way you can shield your kids from finding out that illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco exist — but you can help your child reject offers to try them.
Before you work with your child on this issue, there’s one thing you need to know: kids don’t usually get drugs from strangers. They get drugs from their friends. And that’s the toughest issue of all: teaching your kids that it’s okay to say no to their friends–the people they look to for validation, recognition, and fun. Strongly encourage your child to avoid friendships with kids who use drugs.
A great way to help kids prepare for drug-related situations is by acting out — also known as role playing — scenarios with them. It’s important to practice these scenarios with your kids before these situations really happen… Read more @ www.timetotalk.org
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